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Late fees suck

September 18th, 2013 at 06:38 pm


Forgetting to pay a $33 and incurring a $15 fee on top of it, sucks! I will call tomorrow and see if they will reverse it. I have a good history with them, so hopefully they will refund the fee.

I don't check my home email often enough and totally missed the electronic bill. So, I changed the email address on the account to my work email.

THis reminded me to go in an renew library books that were due today. At least I didn't incur fees there too. I noticed when I was on the site that one of the books I reserved is being shipped to my branch and will be ready on Saturday to pick up. Your money or your life. I remember reading that book and the Tightwad Gazzette years ago, which started me thinking about finances differently. I am looking forward to rereading it.

Tonight is my last night at the condo. I will certainly miss the big soaking tub with jets and the view. The bed is even amazingly comfy.

I have been a cheap date for my job this week. My one and only meal out was lunch today. $8 for a sandwich- I am not hungry tonight, so the only other expenses are for the pot pie and tv dinner I had here at the condo.

This week should have been a no-spender for me, but I have been doing some Christmas shopping online and have ordered a few gifts.

Today was absolutely gorgeous. Clears skies and warm, but not hot. My trainings have gone well- tomorrow I train all day and then head home. I will be home until Monday, and then we are coming back over for two days.

We put new carpet in the rooms that we had to replace in the country house. The cost was $1200. Since we are getting $725 per month that we weren't getting before, it will be paid back in under 2 months and the girls are happy. The only other expense we will have is fixing the wood stove, which the hub will do when he is home next.

I suppose it is time to start packing. Once I leave in the morning, I wont come back to the condo again before heading home and I don't want to forget anything.

6 Responses to “Late fees suck”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I hate late fees. I have $2 in overdues I can't bring myself to pay yet.
    I have both The Complete Tightwad Gazette plus Your Money or Your Life. You'd never know it from my finances though .

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Life and finances ebb and flow, sometimes inspite of our best intentions. Hang in there PG- Im always sending good thoughts your way!

  3. baselle Says:

    Fees happen to the best of us. The trick is to set up our systems to be as relentless as theirs - whomever "they" are. I have a copy of Your Money or Your Life; its been an inspiration to me.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I still have the three original Tightwad Gazettes (they came out before the Complete TG). One has been chewed on the corner by my late dog, but it still has a place of honor on my shelf. Every so often I just dip in and read something -- the way some people do the Bible.

    I didn't find Your Money or Your Life as helpful, but probably because it wasn't as practical, more philosophical.

  5. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I can remember savoring the Tightwad Gazzettes as they came out. I am going to reserve the complete TG too. Refreshers never hurt. I always try to check out at least one frugal-type book when I go to the library-

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    The TG is such an awesome book. I do sometimes wish there was a single version of Amy D. Smile Especially one that talked about how to date and still be frugal (especially long distance dating ...)

    I hope they forgive your late fee! Late fees stink.

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