of library and movie rental late fees
One major mistake
when many people try to save money by using the library or
renting movies instead of purchasing them is returning them
late. Do you think late charges are negligible? Think again.
Believe it or not,
returning books or DVDs lays can quickly add up service charges
of $1-$3 per day per item. That means you can easily end up
owing $20 in late fees when you forget to return a couple
items on time for a week.
What can you do
to prevent yourself from returning items late? If it is something
you borrowed from the library, make a note on your calendar
the day before it is due back. That we you can easily remember
to drop it off the following day.
One way that movie
rental places get you is by offering rentals for a week. If
you only rent a movie for a night, chances are very good that
you will remember to return at the following day. But when
you have a week to return a movie, many people just forget
to return it once the week is up, and then the rental place
will be making significantly more money off of you simply
from those late fees. One way to prevent this is simply returning
a movie after you watch it, and not leaving it for the full
week simply because you pay for a week.