I live in MA and my excise tax is $49/yr. My car is worth about $10k and my commute is toll-free. Maybe SUV’s and luxury cars are taxed higher??
On my old car I budgeted $600-$1200 for repairs, though. My “new” car is a 2005 with 33k miles so it’s been good so far. (2005 4cyl Camry, inherited it with only 3400 miles, when my Dad passed in 2009. He bought it new. Thank you Dad! I never bought a new car, but he believed in buying a car new and taking care of it and driving it as long as possible).
I still have my credit card. I use it a couple times a year to keep it active. I really have it active to keep my credit score up. I know others would disagree with me but here in Washington (state) you get dinged hard on car insurance when you don’t have a good credit score. So anyway, it was time to use it and I made an online purchase of $21.11 3 days after it posted to my account I paid it off.
But to use it I had to dig it out of the safe in our closet. And now, I can’t find the damn thing to put it back! I know it’s in my house. And the scary thing is that my house is generally clean. I don’t have crap everywhere or messes here and there. I am pretty uptight about how my house it. I can’t relax if it’s dirty or messy. So it’s baffles me as to where I put the VISA.
Maybe it’s God’s (and MC’s) way of telling me to get rid of the card…..