I budgeted, crunched numbers (ok maybe Aaron did that), weighed all the options, applied for financing for a new car, stressed out about it, and FINALLY decided to repair my transmission. I can’t afford a new car.

But the good news is that I talked my mechanic into giving me a 1-year warranty on a used transmission for $1200. (Hopefully I can still sell it for a little more down the road.)

The Betsy-mobile lives on…