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Earn Money by Procrastinating! - 5 Cents
Posted by: Mark Nichols

10 Apr 2007


Procrastination is supposedly the thief of time. But at least it can earn a decent interest rate.

 

A couple weeks ago my car stalled in the middle of the street. Later that day I discovered it had major problems and I would be shopping around for a new one.

 

Last week my front door, hanging on for dear life since my wife and I became home owners, took a turn for the worst. It jammed itself shut, requiring that we take it off its hinges and remove the lock. That prompted us to go hunting for a new door.

 

We have yet to buy either.

 

The car hasn't stalled again, and I continue to drive to and from work each day.

 

I fixed the door myself and it currently works better than it ever has.

 

In the meantime, I've got that moolah (that we didn't spend) earning a cool 0.05% interest in a checking account. Yup, that's right. I've already earned about 3 cents just by putting off car and home improvements.

 

The real kicker is that I could have put the money into an online savings account earning over 5%. I already have one open and linked to the checking account. It's just that I'm too lazy to transfer the money.

 

But I'm sure I'll get around to it sooner or later.

© 2007 Dime Brothers
Category: Finance/Business    

Reader Comments:

One more step
 
Now I just need to break a bunch of stuff and put off fixing it and I'll be rolling in the dough.
10 Apr 2007
Mark 
Pure genious
 
My kitchen faucet leaks and I have a bucket underneath catching the excess water which I have to empty every week or so. Sure I could buy a new faucet for 90-ish dollars and pay a plumber to install it (b/c I have no clue) for another 90-ish dollars, but I haven't! I must be saving money too...and now I have the proof to back me up.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
11 Apr 2007
Zigga 
Leaky Faucet
 
Hmmm... leaky faucet, eh? It could be the drainage pipe coming lose a little bit. Had that happen with the upstairs' sink this week (the one the tenants use). All I had to do was get a wrench and tighten stuff up. But if it's related to you actually getting water, maybe you just need a new hose or washer or something. You could proly turn the water off underneath the sink and fiddle your way to success.

I know this doesn't sound like procrastinating if you have to try to fix something, but it's actually for the greater good of procrastination - it'll allow you to procrastinate the purchase of a new faucet, thus saving you money. And you won't have to do all that lugging of the bucket every week. What a drag!
11 Apr 2007
Mark 

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