You've probably read that if you're worried about money, you shouldn't own a car. Cars are expensive to purchase and have ongoing costs such as gasoline, maintenance, repairs and insurance. It's easy to spend several hundred dollars each month for the luxury of owning a car, and if money is tight, that several hundred dollars might be better spent elsewhere. What we often overlook are the ways that owning a vehicle can actually benefit us financially. To read about the ways that owning a car might actually allow you to come out ahead, check out my Financial Edge article, Why You Can't Afford Not To Have A Car.