Uh, oh! It is Monday morning and I need to travel to Holland (MI) for work today. I decided to take my own car and be reimbursed for mileage instead of signing up for a company car. It sounded like a good idea at the time. I can drive a car I am comfortable with (even if its falling apart), play my iPod, and go over the speed limit (never more than 5 miles over). What I didn’t think about was the fact that I need to fill up the gas tank ahead of time and I didn’t budget for it this pay period.
My dilemma is this: does this qualify as an emergency and should I take the money from my savings? or do I put it on my Credit Card?
I am leaning toward the CC. Simply because I can use it at the pump. It is the card through my bank so I can easily transfer the reimbursement back onto it. I guess the same could be said for transferring to and from my savings account. However, I am allotted a limited number of transfers from my savings, but not apparently from my CC.
Note to self: sign up for a company car next time or budget better!!!