I never liked blogs and said I wont be one of those people reading posts after post on a blog. So I was diagnosed with MS 2 weeks ago and ended up on shift trying to understand the disease and living with it. So I am living financially comfortably, a workaholic, been studying this past 12 years obtaining multiple degrees. Perhaps stopped embrasing life and kept on working, trying to look after myself. Always prioritised my money on savings, living simple, enjoyable and using my hard worked money to finance my studies. A week after my diagnoses I decided perhaps I must buy the luxury car I can afford. Not even sure if my cognitive ability will deteriorate and affect my specialised occupation. My heart says I should but my logical mind says no. I want to enjoy a car while I can and not sure if i will end up in a wheelchair. On the other hand I can pay off my old car and use the moeny in the future when I have difficulty living with MS for medical expenses etc. In South africa you can drive a car as long as its roadworhy and dont have an age limit. So my question to all that want to give their opinion is: Do Ms people tend to have financial difficulty (as this disease can disable you) and do people regret not saving enough or using their money more wisely? In South Africa, living on a disability grant is not possible. I have some insurance that will eventually pay out, but I am probably making an emotional decision to buy something I will enjoy. Any opinion is appreciated.
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