Dump The Camper

Karen is 18 months from debt freedom. She can be there sooner if she sells the camper. Do they sell it? Dave says it isn't a permanent decision, and they can replace the camper later.

QUESTION: Karen, a My Total Money Makeover member, is 18 months from debt freedom. She can be there sooner if she sells the camper. Do they sell it? Dave says it isn't a permanent decision, and they can replace the camper later.

ANSWER: Is that a permanent decision? Will you never have a vacation again or never have a camper again? The purpose of doing this is to live like no one else so later you can live like no one else. Just because you sell the camper, does that mean you never own a camper or never go camping? I would hope not, if you like owning a camper and going camping. Then you could, of course, pay cash for a used camper after you get out of debt, maybe get a nicer one. Maybe this year is tent year, and we move back up to camper later. I think you add a little bit of drama to this that doesn't need to be added. Honestly, you're more worried about it than the kids are. Nothing here is permanent. All of this comes down to you just don't want to sell the camper.