older guys buy the car they have always wanted after they have handled all the responsibilities of supporting their family and ensuring their children are finally ok on their own. Has nothing to do with a crisis. The idiots that buy a corvette while their children need clothes or education are just scumbags. As a mid 60’s male, I can finally have the material things I want and don’t regret waiting until responsibilities were taken care of. So many people need to know this. The idea of owning a sports car or luxury vehicle only sounds silly when you’re young and don’t really understand the value of saving. I think it largely stems from Millennials having been taught all our lives that wealth is immoral and only attainable through less-than-savory means.
As a newly formed wealth-building adult that has bought stocks and saved for properties, I see nothing wrong with retiring early. I’m 25 and I’m already ready for retirement. A few more rental properties and I’ll be there. What’s wrong with liking cool cars? Same thing with “he must be overcompensating” for having a cool car. I’d honestly be more inclined to think that about a lifted truck than a sports car, but everyone has their own hobbies and interests. Cars are cool.