Whether buying a car at a dealership, an appliance at the store, servicing your car, or helping your child select a college that will give them the education that will be valuable for their future, you want to make sure you are getting value out of your purchase.
Regardless of deciding on a car, house, or a college for your child, your decision will be based upon the overall value of the product or offering. You probably decided on the school that had the best education, but may have also had a great athletics program, library, social program and much more. The same applies to the new car, a decision most likely made based on the numerous features offered in the vehicle.
After you make the commitment and experience your investment, the question typically comes up “am I getting the value that I paid for?” or “how can I use all of the features that persuaded me to make this purchase?"
Is it what you wanted? Of course, or you wouldn't have made the purchase. The real question is how you see the value out of your investment. To determine whether you received the ROI that you were hoping for, revisit the main reasons why you made the purchase in the first place.