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Financial decision to make, help needed, choices to pick watch

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    This is my first thread in a while and couldn't find a relevant section, so sorry in advanced if this is not the place.


    There are 3 things that I want now that is purely financially related, and only have the savings for 2 of them and I'm finding it hard to prioritize, and I'm asking you, what you would do if you were me.

    The three things are: travelling with a few friends in summer, car (+tax, MOT etc) and behind the teeth braces.

    The only one that is 95% happening, is summer travelling, because I've never been so consistently happy from an experience (girlfriends aside) which I first had last year when I volunteered abroad.

    Now the other two. I have a little gap in my front teeth, that I've always wanted fixed and was always too stubborn for braces when I was younger, I'm almost 21 and it's about time it gets sorted. It'll cost about £2.5-3k but you can finance if you have the right amount to start with. Now cars, I LOVE driving. It makes me feel completely free, I'm a complete petrol head. Yes it's a continuous expense, but the upkeep isn't a problem. I would spend about £1500 on a 10 year old or so car, and use when I'm home from uni in summer and winter. After/during my year in industry as part of my course, I fully intend to spend a large sum on a decent motor so it will only be for a year or two and then I can resell for whatever I can get for it.

    So for me, it's not so simple as just saying what do you want more, because I want all 3 equally as much and I don't know how to pick.

    Thanks for reading so far

    If you think about it in turns of the benefit it will bring. The car will bring a lot of tangible benefits, you will not have to rely on other people and can go and do more things. The braces will probably have a very small benefit, you might feel slightly more confident but it's unlikely to dramatically change your life. I would go for the car.
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    Yeah, that is a solid point. Thank you. I live in a fairly remote area back home, so this is the more logical decision looking at it in retrospect
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