My latest kick is that of getting back on track with my personal finances. What probably inspired me was the mistake that the city water office made that cost me over $1,000 when they paid someone else’s account TWICE using MY checking account. Thankfully I had decided to open my checking account statement RIGHT AWAY that day, and the $800+ charge jumped out at me.
The next day was Saturday, but I went to the bank anyways. It was open ’til noon, so I sat down with the guy in the office and explained the situation. He was nice enough to get right on the research and took my cell phone # so that he could let me know Monday what he found out. Well, to sum up the resolution to this wakeup call, a lady from the city called, apologized, and assured me that a repayment check (for both charges) was on its way. She said this would never happen again. Oh, it won’t, I assured myself. I will be watching my statements like a HAWK and possibly ending my direct debit account with the city.
At least the situation was fixed, and I am now motivated to do something about my personal finances.
As always when I get interested in something new, I begin to do research. Who knows how long my intense interest will last, but at least I will have learned something during my research that I will always be able to use.