I've just found these two examples about the use of the verb to afford:
I would like to be able to afford a new car next year, so I won't be going away for the holidays.
With the salary I earn, I can't imagine ever being able to afford to buy my own house.
In the first sentence, the writter used only the verb to afford, but in the second one, he uses to afford to buy.
Is it relevant for the meaning of the second sentence to add the verb to buy? Would he convey the same message using only to afford?
Thanks in advance.