Let me start by saying that I’m probably more emotionally invested in Oklahoma Sooners football than I should be. Today, we lost to our arch rival, the Texas Longhorns. It was unexpected, and it sucks.
Several years ago, we were in the market for a car. We decided to go look at some after a similar loss. We ended up purchasing a car that we regretted a few months down the road. It was too expensive, and it wasn’t even what we really wanted. Looking back, we were bummed by our team’s loss, and it really clouded our judgement on that one. We wanted to feel better, and the car was exciting.
You may or may not be into football, but this advice holds true for everyone. Whether it’s a positive or negative emotional event, make it a point to put off big financial decisions until you come back down to earth.
AUTOMATION FEE - 2.00
MAIL IN FEE - 1.00
Electronic Processing (NON-REFUNDABLE) - 2.00
"Automation fee" - I’m assuming that’s for doing it online, fine.
"Mail in fee" - Wait, what? I’m doing it online…
"Electronic processing" - I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE AUTOMATION FEE ARRGGHGGHGHGHGH!!!
Next time, don’t feel the need to be so sneaky. Just put "P.S. We’re also stealing $5 from you", and I’ll respect your honesty.
I turn 30 next week [gulps audibly]. Now that I’m an old man, I thought this would be a good time for me to share some of the financial things I did right, plus a few of the things I did very wrong during my twenties. [Note: I wrote this with my 5 day old daughter sleeping on my lap. It would have been 10 things, but I could only think of 7 before she needed a diaper change.]