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Car Repairs, Medical Bills - What a Month!

April 1st, 2014 at 05:24 pm

This month is going to be financially horrible: the medical bills will probably be about $3,000 (or more?) and I just had to get my car fixed ($488).

So, I am trying to look on the bright side:
- we have the money in the EF
- I have now met my deductible for the health insurance
- I got 10% off and a $25 off coupon on the car repair

Instead of taking money out of our EF, I am going to try to shift money from different "buckets" into the auto servicing and medical buckets so that some of the expense is absorbed by going lean on other categories of spending.

So, if we can keep our food costs down this month, that money can go toward paying these bills.

It's all sort of virtual, but it helps me keep track.

2 Responses to “Car Repairs, Medical Bills - What a Month!”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It's hard to use money you've saved, but at least you have it available to use. Smile

  2. Mooshocker Says:

    Buendia, might you have income forthcoming to cover these expenses? If so, would putting the charges on your credit card, earning cash/reward points and pay off the total prior to interest kicking in? Just a thought. I really am focused on leveraging the rewards of my credit lines so this popped in my head. Jamie

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