Looking for even more things you SHOUDN’T do in 2012 to make more of your moola?
WiseBread’s Paul Michael has compiled a great list of”10 things you do to save money that end up costing you more” that’s been posted by the smart folks over at Lifehacker.
I must admit that I’m guilty of many of these poor financial moves (who can resist a BOGO deal?!?!). No. 6 was an especially frequent sin back in my college days and, similarly, when I was adjusting to the street cleaning schedule outside my first Sacramento apartment. Lesson learned: parking a block or two away is worth not trying to rise and re-park before the meter maid comes calling.
6. Putting No Money in the Parking Meter Because “I’ll Be Back Quick!”
You may be a world-class speedy shopper or errand runner, but you just aren’t that lucky. Sooner or later, and probably sooner, if you try and dodge the parking meters, you will get a ticket. These days, a parking ticket can run you anywhere from $10 to $50, depending on which city you live in. Is it worth gambling that 25 cents for a ticket?
While you have your tip jar out, be sure to check out this Get Rich Slowly post on stealth ways to see your savings grow, including the George Washington method I’ve been practicing of late!