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Trying to Plan Ahead

September 8th, 2012 at 02:49 pm

**Well, internet/phone was restored at the office mid-morning on Friday. Yeesh!! I was going to probably just take most of Friday off otherwise, but was nice to get some stuff done. We were basically down two full days.

**Going on vacation is such a chore, if you ask me. Blah!! I suppose I much prefer mini-vacations. This weeklong thing is stressing me out.

I was pleased with myself today because I set up all my online bill payments for the first of the month. I just delayed a savings transfer for until we get back from vacation and I get my 10/1 paycheck. Bought me a little buffer. The payments due at the first of the month don't amount to much - they are all set to be paid. When we get back I can deposit my paycheck and do all my savings transfers.

Mission accomplished!

Then I got the mail today and I got a $400 life insurance bill, due 10/1. Seriously? Rolleyes Since when do I get bills that are due in less than a month? I am so annoyed! For whatever reason, it just wasn't on my radar. Partly because I just quadrupled the coverage. I generally have a good idea when all the *big* bills are due. This is just the first time it is *big.*

I put it in and I didn't have to juggle anything around. So, phew!! I just set it to pay next week.

Okay, what next? I think I am all ready for vacation, on the money and bill side!! That *really* should be it for the surprises.

{Yeah, I believe this is my only insurer who does not take credit card payments. Is through my professional association. Which adds to the novelty of getting a bill that I only have 3 weeks to pay}.

7 Responses to “Trying to Plan Ahead”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Hope you have fun!

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Have a great time!

  3. Looking Forward Says:

    I agree about vacations being a chore to get ready for! You *need* a vacation after all the work and hustle-bustle of getting ready. Smile

  4. patientsaver Says:

    I've had my new Amex Premier Rewards Card, and I definitely noticed that, unlike any other card I've used, when i'd get the bill in the mail, I had about 1 week or LESS to get the payment in before the due date. What's up with that? I thought they passed a law that mandated at least 3 weeks between receipt of billing and due date. This is an excellent reason to cancel the card, IMO (once i get my rewards).

  5. patientsaver Says:

    Menat to say that I've had my new Amex Premier Rewards Card for 2 months....

  6. MonkeyMama Says:

    I had a similar experience - don't remember which card. Probably an Amex? Interestingly my fidelity Amex gives me 30 days to pay. So not all Amex is like that. 30 days is generous for industry.

  7. Homebody Says:

    I normally pay my Amex before I even get the bill since it closes on the last day of the month. Luckily I still get the bill in the mail so if I forget, the bill comes and I am like woah....forgot that one!

    I think camping is the worst! Takes forever to get ready for that. Luckily I'm too old for camping and DH goes hunting with his friend. So I stay home and quilt!

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