We paid off our *only* credit card today!!!!! $2,677.22!!!!! Erm.....the interest was at 30%......
Last week, I called the hospital where I had my last surgery(1/2 way across the country from where we live....) to set up a payment plan. The remaining balance after insurance paid was$1,277.44. After being re-directed a few times to a different ph. #, I spoke with a lady who informed me that the hospital had been bought out early this year.....and they wrote off my balance!!!!!! More >>>>
On a smaller note, our Parish had the "three year" photo shoot for the directory back in the summer, I was talked into a *package*(hey! it was the day before our 17 yr. anniversary!!
) and told we would receive the photos in less than thirty days-and I paid 1/2 of the total that day. *Well* the photos never came-and I forgot about them! So, I contacted the company, they sent the photos, and refunded the $$-$80!!!!
And on an even smaller note....a refund check was issued to us from our.....NOW SIT DOWN EVERYONE-AND NO! YOUR EYES ARE WORKING JUST FINE!.....health insurance company-for $17!!!!!!
I have walked to the HFS several times-each time being rewarded with a free bus pass.
Ummm...what else...oh yea!.....we were really late on paying for our cats tags. Lots of late fees had been added on to the original fee. I asked them if they could please waive the late fees and I would pay the remaining balnce right then....they did! Another $30 saved!!
I've also decided to grow my hair back out. It is a super cute cut-but it is soooo $$$$ to keep up every 4-6 weeks. Each time the cut was $28. Yes, I look horrid right now, but this too shall pass.
As for our car update.....we are continueing to do without one. *Very* difficult to do where we live,but we do *not* want to take on a car payment until we are paying off more medical debt. Groceries can be delivered, and the planning of meals and not stopping for take out(or eating out!) is saving us a ton of $$$.
Unfortunately, I have to deal with a super nasty collections lady in the AM-to deal with our biggest debt next to student loans and mortgage.......
DH isn't entirely on board with Dave....and this move to pay off our CC maynot have been the smartest....but it has set us on fire!
Thanks for all of your inspiration(and listening!),