Poor Metrocard Management
Ever since I switched from buying unlimited cards every month to purchasing cash cards as needed, I’ve been having serious problems. I really don’t plan ahead, so I’m usually in a rush when I discover that my current card has run out. When this happens, I’ll just quickly buy a new card with $50 on it, without thinking through the quantitative consequences.
A single ride costs $2.25. In addition, there is a Bonus system in place where you get additional credit for putting money on your card. It’s obviously too complicated for me to work out, because I keep ending up with cards that have less than $2 on them.
There are three of them in my wallet right now.
The value of my current card actually ends in $0.10. I honestly have no idea how that happened.
I guess it’s time for me to review my own post about maximizing Metrocard management.