Episode 4 • Money


Get by

Save up

Take out (a loan)

Chip in

Pay off


My wife and I used to have relatively good jobs. She was a teacher and I was a salesman for a small local company. We didn’t make a lot of money but it was enough to get by. When we retired we decided to finally do something we had been wanting to do our whole life, buy our own boat. We live very close to the beach and we loved the idea of spending our afternoons out there in the sea. We had saved up some money but, I’m sure you know, boats are really expensive so we couldn’t have made it on our own. The first thing we did was go to the bank to take out a $5000 loan but it still wasn’t enough. Thankfully, we have the sweetest children. When they discovered what we were trying to do, all three of them chipped in and we were able to buy our own boat. We couldn’t be more grateful. And now, three years later, we’ve paid off our debt. This weekend the weather is supposed to be nice, so we have planned a little get-together on the boat with the whole family!


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