I'm crossing two more things off my list... two things that I've been wasting money on for months. First, I closed our bank account. I've been banking with the same bank for fourteen years. Basically because they were the bank I opened an account at when I moved away for college, and then it just seemed like a hassle after a while to change everything over to any other bank. So, we have a checking account and savings account at the same bank. We wanted to link the savings account TO the checking account for overdraft protection... but... since the checking account was opened in South Carolina and the savings account was opened in North Carolina, they couldn't link them. Seriously???!!! WHAT is the difference? This is a huge national bank!!! uggghh! Okay, so we opened a new savings account and got it linked to our checking. This was 3 months ago. I still hadn't closed the old savings account... AND... to make matters worse, because we weren't making deposits, we were getting charged an $8 fee every month. Nice. So, because I procrastinated for three months on something that took me THREE minutes to take care of today, it cost us $24. Awesome. I totally could have gotten a much needed pedicure for $24!
Second, I got a subscription to Better Homes & Gardens Magazine. It's the only magazine I buy EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH. And I pay $3.49 + tax EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH. And every time I buy it I think to myself Man! I sure need to get a subscription! .... sigh.... I just signed up for a year's subscription for $5.99 AND am getting a free cookbook as well. Much better deal?? I think so!!!
I'm glad I finally took care of two nagging little things on my list, so that I can stop feeling the money sucking right out of our bank account every time I even think about either of those two things!!!