Marla is a labor and delivery nurse in Boston. Because she works long nights in a city with a lot of snow, she wants to buy an SUV to get her home safely at night.
Marla makes $3,400 a month. Her monthly expenses are $2,816, including a $316 payment for the car she is leasing now, and she owes $800 on a zero percent interest credit card.
Can Marla afford to buy a new car?