Saturday, January 16, 2010

Computer - PIF!!

It was a fairly big spend day, but part of the spending was GOOD spending!

Gift for D's dad: $40
Parcel to UK (air mail): $32.29
Payment for computer: $353.18

Total: $425.47

BUT! But...the computer payment was the FINAL payment. Hurrah!! Way faster than I thought, and that's a good thing, because it appears that once the balance fell below $1200, the interest rate jumped to 28.8% from 19.9%! Ridiculous. And yes, that describes me as well for 'buy now, pay later' purchases I should know better than to make. I paid a total of $57.56 in interest over the past two months. Still money I could have put elsewhere, but nowhere near as bad as it could've had the potential to become.

And the UK parcel was my brother and SIL's Christmas present (sent at long last!).

Tonight D & I wanted to go here. We had tried on Tuesday night, but found them closed (they're a half hour drive from town). Today we decided to try again, but got there really early. The sign at the intersection states that they open at 4 - 10. We had about a 20-min wait until 4, and then they didn't open. We waited another 10 mins and then left. According to a tour guide who had also arrived, the sign by the door says "open 6 pm," but he had called earlier and was told 4 would be fine. Needless to say, we didn't want to sit around for another two hours, so we headed home. I double checked the website when I got home and it does say 6pm. Nuts! Foiled again...I was really looking forward to a soak! :(

3 comments:

Middle Way said...

Congratulations! That must feel so good! Hope you make it to the hot springs soon. Looks just fabulous there.

Canadian Saver said...

Congrats on the payoff!!!

Can't wait to hear about the hot springs when you go!

Frugal Dreamer said...

HEY... I missed this one...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Woo oooo!!!!