Well… my car was back at it again this month, as more repairs and maintenance were absolutely necessary given the winter and our CPA season of “busy season” coming on deck. I wanted to make sure a specific repair was taken care of before trenching through snow, ice and hundreds/thousands of miles of driving over the next 90 days. It’s an easy repair actually, but one that I have a tale of two cities, for lack of better words, to describe – Brakes and Rotors.
Since I gladly accepted the Dividend Diplomats 60% Savings Challenge, I have been brainstorming ways to increase my savings rate by both increasing income and reducing expenses. Let me tell you, it is fun brainstorming all the different ways you can accomplish this. A simple internet search will provide you with many creative, simple ways that you have probably never considered. After reviewing my expenses the last couple of months, there is one elephant in the room for my expenses: my car. Over the last month I have been working on reducing this expense. This article will walk you through my current situation and what I have learned over the last month.