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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?
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FROM: "Can You Afford That?" with Suze Orman
Published on June 06, 2009

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