Late Fee #1: State Bar MCLE Compliance Fee $75
This one really ticks me off. I paid my state bar dues ($410!) timely via the state bar website. Anyhow, had I paid via US Mail, I would've also included the MCLE compliance card where I affirm that I've complied with the continuing education requirements of the bar. But because I paid via their website, I needed to go to another section to click the button that affirms my compliance. Well... I forgot to do the second part. In my defense, I really have to say, the state bar website format sucks. The interface is so user unfriendly and cumbersome. Feh! Like THAT defense will hold up. So here I am, going back to their suck-y website to pay the
Late Fee #2: Late Rent $30
D'OH! I'm such a Homer Simpson. I wrote my check out on 4/1/09. I was going to go to the rental office on the weekend (4/4 or 4/5) to pay. And I promptly forgot until I was served with a 3-Day Notice to Pay or Quit yesterday. I immediately ran to the rental office to give them my first check for $1,275 and I had to shamefully write out another check for $30. As I was chatting with the rental office gal, she told me, "Don't worry. This month we had a LOT of delinquencies." I guess this is a sign that many of my fellow neighbors are suffering financial distress in this economy. Not good at all.
Sigh... there goes my savings for this month. All because of my boneheadedness.