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12/22 Looming Large

November 26th, 2017 at 01:14 pm

Last paychecks are 12/1 and 12/15.

Not sure how long before unemployment and severance and all that other jazz plays out.

I felt fairly decent going into this knowing it was a possibility. Then it became a certainty and the following happened:

1) Fuel pump died on our good car (2012 Nissan Versa). To the tune of $900 (includes tow bill).

2) Fraudulent use on debit card this morning put up $50 in the negative. DH used debit card for a $12 gas purchase at 7:00 AM this morning. Checked daily balance at 10:30 (thinking balance was $30 but it was -$50). Pending charge was $78 in gas at same station.

Long story short - they pulled the security camera footage - the next car that used our pump was 45 minutes later for $78. According to station, they're security measures erase the card data within 30 seconds. We disputed the claim with the bank, had the card cancelled and reissued, and then filed a police report.

Hoping this isn't the beginning of a trend of money negativity.

I spend $12 on Christmas lights (we're decorating today since daughter is home from college) and $25 on groceries at Aldi's.


8 Responses to “12/22 Looming Large”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Ouch on that card and big ouch on the fuel pump. Hope that is the end of bad money news.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Prayers for abundance and blessings to you, your husband and family.

  3. Bluebird Says:

    Saying prayers for you all. This is a very tough time to be job searching, no? Maybe after the first of the year things will speed up with the search? Have you placed the rental property on the market? Selling it would definitely simplify things, as you've said.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Laura--hate those car things. Good for you catching the fuel thief!

  5. Sarah Says:

    I hope there's no more bad money news.

  6. Amber Says:

    Aw I am sorry to hear about your day, praying things get better.

    I have decided to only use cash at the pumps, I have heard too many horror stories.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope you get some money positives soon.

  8. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Good luck! Happy Holidays!

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