Last year I received my yearly tag renewal through the state of Pennsylvania. I tossed the paper aside and completely forgot about it until I noticed my yearly inspection was due. While at the garage to have the inspection done, the mechanics went over everything and then asked for a copy of my car insurance and registration renewal. Low and behold my renewal was overdue by a month, so I had been driving on dead tags that whole time. They could not perform the inspection, so I had to immediately go to a tag renewal center rather than through the state, which cost me an extra $20 to get it processed immediately. If I had just processed the renewal through the state, I wouldn’t have had to deal with the extra fee or the panic of knowing if I had been pulled over by a cop I could be in for a lot more money.
Submitted by: Leroy
It’s easy to forget when a bill is due if you don’t create a method for yourself to prevent it. Most money trackers allow you to set up reminders when bills are due, which would be ideal for this situation. But beyond that, it’s a better idea to take care of bills when they come in instead of waiting for when you feel like it. Set up your reminders now and then you don’t have to worry about it until the reminder comes up.
Amount Flushed Down the Money Drain: $30