To make (something) readily available
To be in a position to buy or bear
Could they afford to buy a van?
We couldn't afford an apartment right now - even with the two of us.
I need a larger house for my family and I can't afford the prices around here.
I thought maybe we could get a van, but I didn't know if we could afford it.
I take classes when I can afford it but I'm busy, with other stuff.