When you think you're so smart by starting a new car fund category...
And your "good" car dies when you have $10 saved.
So very sorry to hear you only had $10 saved. Best of luck finding a great, inexpensive replacement.
That is the thing I've learned in my last few years of budgeting. When I started, and was pay check to pay check, having that $1,000 emergency savings seemed huge. Today, I know things can break that cost lots more. That $1K is just for starters. The more I have saved, the better shape I'm in. I've had several occasions when what I thought was "lots" turned out to be "not enough."
Sure hope this is not a major reminder to save more.