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Found Money

March 27th, 2013 at 11:04 am

When I was born, my parents were Catholic. They left the Catholic church when I was about 6. Fast Forward to last week. I have been getting mail from the National Catholic Society of Foresters. Thinking it was junk mail I guess I or my mom have been throwing it away(it comes to her house). Well last week she accidentally opened it up. Glad she did. Apparently one of my parents bought a $1000 life insurance policy for me shortly after I was born. It has a cash value of $433. So I have sent in the papers to cash it out and close it. My mom doesn't remember purchasing it and I can't ask my dad if he did it.

It just goes to show that when you make a budget and stick to it, money just shows up when you need it. At least that is my experience. The money will go toward the car repair I had to pay last week.

Expensive Day

March 26th, 2013 at 02:16 pm

Well today has been a really expensive day. I filled up my gas tank for $46. And I got three prescriptions filled for $72. And I still have 4 more prescriptions to get for the month. They had to order them. I am just glad that I have the money to pay for these expenses when then come up.

Grocery Store Failure

March 25th, 2013 at 11:51 am

I went about $50 over budget at the grocery store. Most of it was cat food/dog food/cat litter. I shouldn't have to purchase that stuff for a while. I always buy big bags of it so I don't have to purchase them often. I also bought a lot of frozen food. I feel good that we will have numerous choices to eat for the next two weeks.

Car Repair

March 18th, 2013 at 04:02 pm

I finally took my car in today. It was making a rubbing type sound. I was a afraid that it was the tires. But fortunately it is just the bearing. Should be about $150. I have an appointment for Thursday.

Finances are on autopilot as I have already set up everything to be paid on Friday's payday.

Update on DD Health Insurance

March 12th, 2013 at 02:44 pm

Well, BCBS is still dragging their feet on DD's application. I had applied to Aetna but apparently there was an open enrollment period and now she doesn't qualify for a life changing event. I just hope that BCBS gets it act together.

DD had to go to the doctor today. This is the third dr visit for the same thing, but the first with her regular dr. We couldn't get in to see her the first two times. But DD was finally given some antibiotics and some serious cough syrup. She was also given an inhaler for when she is having coughing fits. All in all I spent $165 for the dr visit and the insurance. And $65 for one of the other dr visits. Still less than the $535 the insurance company wanted to continue her coverage. I had $300 set aside for a premium and since that wasn't charged this month it went toward these expenses.

DD Lost my Debit Card!

March 9th, 2013 at 04:50 pm

I gave her the debit card to run into Payless Shoe Store to see if they had any of the athletic flip flops. They didn't. I forgot to get it back from her and now it is lost. I already called the bank and put a stop on it. I have transferred money into her checking account for her to withdraw so that I have some cash for gas and other expenses. I hate not having my debit card. It is just so convenient.

Been doing a lot of driving the last couple of days. DD had soccer games in Gainesville...one on Friday night and one on Saturday. Fortunately it wasn't too cold on either of these days. But it is about 75 miles to Gainesville. I filled up last night and am already down to 1/4 of a tank. Will be glad when all the away games are taken care of. The first half of the schedule is all away and then she is home the second half of the season. Then I can breathe a sigh of relief!

Gas Allowance

March 3rd, 2013 at 06:11 pm

I was looking at my budget today and realized that I need to up my gas allowance until the soccer games are over. It took $63 to fill up today and I have to drive to a game on Tuesday. There are a bunch of away games and then the second half of the schedule is home games. I travel to her games because I fear that she will get hurt. The only game I ever missed of DS he broke his ankle.