Free Money Finance had a pretty interesting article breaking down the economics of snow removal. I know a lot of you chuckle when I mention our snow amounts. Trust me, this time of year I am about ready to have some 60 or 70 degree weather 🙂
Last year, I was very tempted to buy a snow blower. We didn’t end up getting one. A snow blower would have come in handy this year. We have already received over 200 inches!
We’ve thought about hiring someone to plow our driveway but in the end we decided against it. We’ve also thought about getting a front end loader to come out to remove some of the huge snowpiles. But again we decided against it. Both of those options cost money that could be put towards our debt reduction.
It’s snow. It will melt in a few months. It’s a little inconvenient because we have no yard and we sometimes feel trapped because we are surrounded by snow. But we’ve survived over 8 winters with only our shovels so what’s another year.
Once our debt is paid off, maybe then we’ll think about getting one 🙂