Quoted from Syco54645:
same, bought a fixer upper. just had to replace my car. could have easily afforded a more expensive house or car but i will not afford them. having said that pin prices are at the point that i wont afford them any more as well. i will just buy newer games and remakes for 2k more over a 30+ year old trashed game.
people need to remember that being able to afford something doesn't mean you have to. after i explained that to my wife she suddenly understood. for instance she wants a new bathroom (ours is currently pink) but it works fine. there is no reason to afford a remodel on the bathroom at this time. in the future sure but id rather be even more financially stable before doing it.
Yep, totally agree. We do a few major house improvements per year, pick and choose major vacations, and don't buy a new house every 5 years like I've seen some people do. Generally have one reasonable car payment at a time. I have other hobbies as does my wife, but none of them are very taxing financially so most of my extra "fun" money goes to pinball and I try to make the most of it. That said we also make sure all the essential stuff is taken care of before buying games, which is really the best pinball related spending advice I can give. Don't buy if if you can't afford it and don't chew into savings and emergency money for games.