Mr. R has agreed that buying out his lease is the best plan for his car. Especially since we'll probably both be driving the new car instead. We work opposite shifts so it works out really well that when he gets home from work, I drive whatever car he had been driving. That way it's already warmed up and not covered in snow or ice. If we ever had to really cut our expenses, we could probably make it work just having one car.
Once we buy out Mr. R's lease and I have a better idea of what the payments will be, I'll need to rework our budget and make some changes to our goals for the year.