Top eight least satisfying ways I’ve spent money

Lately it seems that there are a lot of things that I NEED to spend money on but definitely do not WANT to spend money on (note: this is the exact opposite of the typical needs/wants dilemma.) Here are the top eight least satisfying ways I’ve recently had to spend money:
  1. Parking tickets (street sweeping day gets me every time)
  2. Garage roof repairs (so our junk doesn’t get ruined)
  3. Airline’s extra bag fee (I thought they were kidding)
  4. Broken windshield repair (stupid dump truck!)
  5. Sewer snaking (I’d rather not talk about it)
  6. Burglar alarm registration fee (I can’t believe this is a thing)
  7. Replacement hair dryer (why can’t anyone fix anything anymore?)
  8. Toll roads (really, it was no better than the “free” road!)

Sure, I keep an emergency fund. Aside from the sewer thing, these things are not true emergencies; they are just annoying expenses that chip away at the amount of money I can actually enjoy spending. (Check out Flexo’s blog post titled Your Emergency Fund: What Qualifies as an Emergency?)

What is the least satisfying thing you’ve had to spend money on recently? Tell me about it through the comments section. After all, misery loves company!

Kim McGrigg is the former Manager of Community and Media Relations for MMI.