Skip to main content
No. of Recommendations: 1
... Or it's how life always was, and you never noticed before. Once I started tracking my expenses closely, I found that things that I thought were unusual happened all the time -- they were just different things each time. Now I have a "major purchases" folder. Sometimes they're planned purchases, like when I want to buy a new computer, and other times they are major repairs or replacements that could probably be predicted if I wanted to run the life cycle reliability for every major item I owned. But I don't want to, so I just average it out over a few years to figure out what I'm going to need, and keep that much socked away for the next thing. Most recently it was a water heater. It's nice to have really hot showers again.

ThyPeace, industrial engineer, but not feeling the nerdiness at the moment.
Print the post  

Announcements

UGC Disclosure Notice Regarding Credit Card Posts
Community board discussions about credit cards are not provided or commissioned by banks who may have advertising relationships with The Motley Fool. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.
TMF Credit Center
The Motley Fool Credit Center arms you with real tools and simple messages, that will help you in every credit situation.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.