Nearly everyone is embracing budgeting these days, even multi-millionaires. Bruce Bickel is a wealth adviser who says his clients have asked him for guidance on regulating spending and he's helping parents talk to children about the change without feeling guilty. He said, "They say, 'My teenager isn't driving a BMW; she has to drive a Ford Focus. I tell them not to worry about it. The need is the car. The desire is the BMW."
His comment got me thinking about my first car and the other rides in the high school parking lot and lining the streets of my college town. I got my first car, a 1993 Nissan Altima, in 1999. That car is long gone but it will always have a special place in my heart. What was your first car?