Sometimes It Doesn't Pay to be Cheap
Everyone needs a break now and then. And that was exactly what I was planning to do. In May I planned a Daylen and Mommy trip. We were going to leave Terrance to his video games and comic books and go visit a friend in North Carolina for a long weekend. My friend Jamie and her husband have two little boys, the youngest is the same age as Daylen, it was going to be a blast. I had been looking forward to this trip since May 20th to be exact. Then it happened, I had to cancel the trip.
We were due to leave Thursday morning but Wednesday afternoon Jamie called to say her youngest had Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease! Which is a not so fun, highly contagious childhood disease. We had to call and cancel our ticket.
What does this have to do with Project Money? I had the money set aside for the trip. I had already paid for my plane ticket. We were staying with friends so it wouldn't be a terribly expensive trip.
Sometimes it doesn't pay to be cheap. Before I clicked the buy now button I was asked if I wanted trip protection. It was $29. $29 and if I had to cancel for any reason I could get a full refund. What would happen? A quick thought flashed in my mind, what if Daylen got sick? No! This was my vacation and nothing was going to stop me, we were going. I checked the box declining the protection and saved myself $29!
That $29 protection fee looks pretty good right now. I'm out $200 for a change ticket fee.
Lesson learned, it doesn't always pay to be cheap. As my mother would say, "don't be penny wise and dollar foolish."