I inherited a property somewhat recently. I know that makes me incredibly lucky and privileged, but I have to say that it feels like a bit of a pain right now. My parents are helping me out with things, and they keep calling with suggestions. For instance, they think I should fix certain things, improve others, get some other thing checked, and so on. However, I have no short-term plans for this property. I’m just holding onto it as an investment. Do I really need to be the star of my own HGTV show right now? Can’t I just do some minimal maintenance, come back to check on the house in a few years, and renovate it then?
I’m not the best with cars. I was never really into them when I was younger, and I never learned how to tinker with them or fix them. I don’t even know how to change a tire! So, when I graduate and head out into the “real world,” one of my goals is to make sure I avoid car breakdowns, because I really wouldn’t know what to do if I had one. However, I’m not sure I can afford to buy a brand-new car. What can I do to get a reliable ride?
Am I the only one who finds the idea of buying a car incredibly intimidating? I’m not talking about the process of going to the dealer, choosing a car, negotiating a price, and all of that. I’m talking about the actual concept of buying a car and owning something that costs as much as a typical car does! I don’t want to drive around in clunkers for the rest of my life, but I’m also really wary of putting a ton of my money into one single object that could be stolen or ruined. Also, what if I’m just bad at taking care of my car? I’d slowly ruin something that’s worth more than anything else I own. Is there another way to look at this that I’m missing?
A new Facilities Services Agreement signed by SMU and Aramark went into effect June 1 focusing on maintenance to SMU buildings and grounds and hiring a new director to oversee ongoing and future projects.