Now that you know who you work for, you need to take an honest look at two things: what your resources are right now and where they can take you.

I currently drive an Audi A6. I love this car, and I love going on road trips in it. No matter the distance or destination, I know I’m going to get there, and I know I’ll travel in comfort. I can sing along with my favorite music on the satellite radio, and my biggest worry is that my speed will creep up to the point where I’ll get a ticket. Driving this car is an absolute pleasure!

My Audi A6 is dramatically different from what I drove in college. When my wife and I were first married, we drove a 1972 Dodge Colt that had been wrecked three times. I know people joke about cars ...

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