Every month I set a goal for myself and for the most part I expect some minor things to come up here and there when it comes to the goals. Unexpected expenses always come up; sometimes you have a choice when it comes to the expense; other times you don’t. Today is one of those days where I will be spending money that I hadn’t originally accounted for. I’m having the car tuned up.
The important question is why wasn’t this a planned expense? Well to be honest I was hoping that I could hold out until December, but the car was starting to make noises and misbehave. It wasn’t so much that something was broken or wrong rather than I just felt the quality of the drive was going down. I decided that a preemptive strike on the work would be better than waiting.
This unexpected expense is going to set me back close to $500, I’ll know better when I pick the car up, but it’s a necessary expense. This is why I’m happy that I have some money to work with in the form of an emergency fund incase I end up needing the money. Since starting this blog I’ve been much more conscious of the fact that having extra money on hand or available is a necessity.
[tags]Car, unexpected expense, spending money, maintenance[/tags]