What if you already have a working one? Why would you throw $1000 on a new phone that doesn't do the dishes, make the beds and wash the floor?
If I had an extra $1000 I would use for any of these things or divide it between them:
- Pay off a credit card
- Reduce my mortgage
- Pay down my student loan
- Reduce my debt on my car
- Donate to a worthwhile charity
I have savings to allow me to live free.
By not having debts I was not a slave to a bad employer or even a good one.
I had options.
I never sang, I owe, I owe so off to work I go.
I don't need to be cool.