|My car broke down AGAIN this weekend. I've decided not to repair it, so the $1000 is a rough estimate of what it would be worth after repairs (as in, it's probably worth 1500-2000, but it would cost 500+ to repair, so I put the value minus cost of repairs).
The good news is, I had decided to move into the apartment close to campus (I wrote a Question about it a few weeks ago). I signed the lease planning to move in on Friday of this week, but called today so I can move in tomorrow. Which means I don't /need/ a car, which is why I'm not paying to have mine fixed. I have a rental car for this week, and for the next 2 months I will rent a car when I need transportation. After December, I have nothing on my schedule that requires a vehicle, so I would rather pay to rent a vehicle 3 or 4 times as needed in the next 2 months and then spend no/minimal money on transportation for 8 months rather than pay to fix me car and then let it sit at home since I'll rarely be driving, anyway.
This month I will be writing another $2,000 check for my study abroad, and the rental car for this week is nearly $300, neither of which are deducted from net worth yet since I haven't actually paid for them. Hopefully there won't be too much of a drop in net worth in November, though, because I do have 4 or 5 football games to bartend at this month (and I've already paid rent on both apartments and deposits on the new apartment). |