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Monday, 12 March 2018

Lighter in the purse

Today I got up early and took the car in for a service. There have been warning lights on the dashboard  saying it was due. Then another warning light came on about the tyre pressure. And another announcing time for an oil change. It is always telling me something. A car can quickly cost a lot of money in one go, so I set aside a sum of money to cover such emergencies. I know some  people have no back up fund, and all of a sudden you can become very poor. Every week I transfer an amount I think I can afford into a savings account. Some weeks it is just pence. It depends on circumstances. Every little helps and it soon mounts up to a reasonable pile. I was very glad to dip into it today as the car issues cost 300.00. I need a car. I am not wealthy enough to afford big bills in my household budget. These emergencies need to be saved for. On the plus side the garage gave me a wash and wax so it looks very pristine. If they had knocked some money off the price I would have got a bucket and sponge and done it myself. Such is life :)

8 comments:

  1. Ours was serviced last week. It cost £156, which is the equivalent of 6 weeks grocery budget to us, so like you we have to save up for such things.

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    1. When you look at it that way it seems so expensive,

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  2. We always put a bit away for car expenses too. We recently replaced our car, but have already started a fund for future repairs and replacement. Glad you had funds available to pay for the work.

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    1. It isnt even an old car. I need to replenish the car fund now.

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  3. Car's are an expensive necessity, but it is nice to have it returned all clean.

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    1. I must admit it does look good after a thorough clean.

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  4. As you say every little helps. I always have a 0% on purchases credit card. The one I have at the moment has another year on it before I have to start paying interest.

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  5. This morning the car would not think of starting. New starter motor. £285. Drat.

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