My grandfather told me that it was better to “do without” until you can save up for a solid investment, rather than settle for something cheap & under-par that you can’t count on & that will cost you more in the long-run. That being said, my family is a Chevy family (Suburban, Malibu, Impala, Cruze, Caprice, Monte Carlo, etc.), because they are the safest & most reliable. If you like a car, & it never disappoints you, stick with it.
I was laid off of my job in 2016. I couldn't afford to maintain my car & donated it to charity. I borrowed money to go back to school (yes, as an adult) in order to better find a job & pay the mounting bills. After a year, I finished my classes, passed the exam, & became a CPC (certified professional coder).
Despite my qualifications, it was hard to find someone to take a chance on a new hire with NO experience. Through word-of-mouth, I met a doctor who had a small practice managed by his wife (a mom & pop shop) in a poor neighborhood. He was upfront about how much he could pay me, but the incentive was, I could help his wife in the office, & in doing so, get more experience in my field.
So far, I've have been there a year! They are great people, & I love my job. I manage to make ends meet, & that's all I really ask. Unfortunately, there has been one major obstacle. The doctor office is an HOUR away, & it is a DAILY struggle finding a way to get to & from work. Help!