No. of Recommendations: 0
My budget "gotcha" has always been car repairs. They're ALWAYS more than what I budgeted for. That's the price of driving used cars over 10 years old, I guess.

I'm tracking these expenses this year, as well as a few other "surprise, surprise" expenses (like the sewer clogged up a couple of times), and will plan to set aside a certain portion of my e-fund for this. I have paid off my credit card, which I was using for these things, and will just try to set the $$$ aside for this.

Hoping this will work...

As for the price of gas, that hasn't affected me too much, since I live about 2 blocks from the main bus line and take the bus to work. (The car repairs are from helping my family maintain the family cars, that I do use for errands and weekend socializing).
Print the post  


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.