I did great this week with my money.
I spent most of it, but it was for a good cause - I didn't just spend it on dumb stuff.
Quite awhile ago I had checked out a book from the library and never returned it. They kept calling me to return it, but I was sure I had since I couldn't find it. I finally took them seriously when I got a letter from the collections agency in the mail. We moved the couch and there was the book. I returned the book and figured I would have a huge fine so I never used my card. I would always go with James and we would use his card.
This past week he started his new job and is working during the day so there was never a chance to go to the library with him. I decided that since I love reading so much it would be worth it to pay the fine and have the freedom to go to the library whenever I wanted to.
So I went and said I was sure I had a huge fine, but I wanted to pay it and get a new card. Well the lady scanned my driver's license and told me my fine was ........................... $4.95
Seriously less than $5?!?! She told me that when the book is checked out for so long it gets out of their system and when it is returned the maximum fine is $4.95.
I also needed to pay $2 for a new card.
Total Spent: $7
Total Saved: $12