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OK some payments made

July 2nd, 2008 at 09:54 am

Well I ended up paying on some bills that were due. When I get paid on the 9th I'll be able to pay on some debt in the debt tracker and push that $5000 out to a savings account before we go to Hawaii.

Here's what got paid:
Maids $140
CC X $39 (Another Annual Fee!)
CC Y $60 (Another Annual Fee!)
Landscaper $130 (weed and fertilizer treatment for the grass)
Grass Cutting $79
Trash $84

So $100 wasted on annual fees (both cards will be closed right after the payments post) and $210 spent on the grass (it's growing and it does look good..but a ways to go.)

It's amazing how much money you can waste on fees. I'm loathing credit card companies more and more with each passing day.

8 Responses to “OK some payments made”

  1. merch Says:

    It's amazing how much money you can spend on grass. I think TruGreen charges me about 1k for grass and shrubs.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Check all your other credit cards...get them canceled before you get hit with more fees.

  3. I-78 Commute Says:

    Grass is ridiculous! Gas prices haven't helped any (they raised our cuttings from $60 to $75.) ccf I'm in the process of doing that now. I'm going to get them before they get me now.

  4. liferules.org Says:

    It's amazing how quickly it all adds up. Fees...bank fees, interest fees. I hate them!

  5. CouponAddict Says:

    So are you cancelling the cards with the fees and they just aren't listening? Why does Card X keep charging you fees? You need to mail them a certified letter asking them to close the account so next year when they hit you again for a fee you can say NO WAY I closed that on such and such a sate.

    Have you called the credit card companys with the higher interest rate and asking them to lower it?

  6. I-78 Commute Says:

    Coupon: Card X isn't the same Card X as the last one (I should've called it card Z or something like that.) I've closed a few already and have requested a letter stating the card was closed on x date at my request (so far they have all complied...we'll see if that continues.) I have all these paid off cards that are open that need to be closed (I don't use them and there is no point to having them.) I certainly want to close any and all cards with annual fees that are still open so I don't continue to get stabbed with these fees. That'll be another post I'm sure. Smile

  7. compulsive debtor Says:

    That's a lot for lawn maintenance. Don't you have teens? What about paying them to mow?

  8. I-78 Commute Says:

    They could if we owned a lawnmower! Unfortunately we don't have "mature" grass (our lot was nothing but dirt and shale rock when we built the house and it's been a long drawn out process to get grass to grow at all...tons of topsoil, hydroseeding, weeding and fertilizing and watering on schedules, etc.) so the cutting service does work in tandem with the landscaper when they weed/fertilize so we have them coming at optimal times for the cuttings. We also have a lot of hillside so it makes cutting on a non-commercial mower a lot more difficult. As much as I want to trust my 14 year old son to do it I wouldn't. He does do a lot of yardwork at my in-laws though (they're definately lawn and garden people) so he does get worked over the summers.

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