Weekly roundup: Finding $600 and $1 trip to the dentist

by Kristina on May 29, 2015 · 0 comments

Happy Friday Dinks.  Remember when I first started this weekend roundup and I wasn’t sure it was going to be sustainable because honestly, how many interesting things can happen in one week.  Well there’s never a dull moment in my life – and that includes my money.

First I couldn’t check into a hotel

Remember last week when my credit card was frauded?  Well Nick and I still haven’t received our replacement cards and I had to go out of town on business for three days.  Not only could I not show the booking credit card at the airport but the hotel gave me a hard time at check-in because I didn’t have the card with me.

I did have another credit card and obviously the name on the booking matched the name on both my identification as well as the new credit card but it still took a managers approval to allow me to get into my room.  That was Monday.

Then I forgot about money

That was a nice little surprise.  Very unlike me, but a nice surprise nevertheless.  I checked my bank accounts on Tuesday morning as I always do (everyday) and there was an extra $600 in my checking account.  To say that was a lovely surprise is an understatement.

It’s also making me wonder if I should update my accounting system or get my memory checked. I have a goldfish memory but I usually remember everything when it comes to money.  This is still bothering me, but I know I should be happy.

I overpaid at the dentist

Yesterday when I got back home from my business trip I made a dentist appointment to get my teeth cleaned.  I didn’t actually feel like going to the dentist but I already rescheduled the appointment three times so I decided to stick with it.  I am not one of those people who hate going to the dentist, don’t get me wrong I’d rather be doing other things, but I don’t hate it.

My dentist makes $287 every 30 minutes.  What other type of profession makes that kind of cash?  Yes that’s right my half an hour teeth cleaning cost $287 which means my dentist makes $9.56 per minute.  Not a bad day job.

When I got to the reception I submitted my insurance information and after the 80% my employer covers was eliminated the woman told me that I owed $1.  I asked how this was possible.  It turns out last time I came to see my dentist I overpaid and now I had a credit on file.  That is also very unlike me – twice in one week.  HUH.

Not only do I never usually overpay for anything, it’s also weird that I didn’t realize it.  Either I’m going crazy, I’m starting not to pay attention or I’m slipping off my money game.  I’m not sure which one it is, but I better get back on track.  There can be a ton of people out there who owe me money and I don’t even know about it.

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