Well I am faced with a big decision and in addition to prayer, my own thoughts, and the opinions of my friends and family I thought I would put this out there for public opinion. Background: I have a little over $10,000 saved up that is slowly growing in a mutual fund. College: I am going off to college in the fall. (Purdue). I am planning on starting off with getting my associates degree first. Which will only take two years. My first year of college is paid for. My second year of college is half payed for. (I need $6000 for the second half). The Truck: Through a family members employer I have a chance to get a great deal on a great truck. It is a 2002 Ford Ranger FX4 "True 4X4" Edition" (locking rear diff, 5 sp. manual, mag wheels w/ oversized tires,...the works). It's my dream truck and it's only got 6,000 miles on it. I will be able to get this truck for less than half the sticker price and at least 6000 below blue book. The Question: Do I blow my nest egg on the truck and do a little work to get through college? or Do I keep the money and be set for college? Thoughts, comments, criticisms, divine wisdom? lemme hear it.