The money gods have been cruel.
A lapse in my usual direct deposit resulted in a bank account that was $1100 overdrawn, $640 of which was bank overdraft fees. When I discovered I had a live paycheck, I raced to the bank so fast you could see the dust kick up behind me. The bank removed ONE, just one $32 overdraft, after my plea. This was not my fault. This is a car payment, groceries for two weeks, a cell bill and a home phone bill's worth of money. GONE and never coming back.
To salt wounds. Saturday I got a piece of mail that made me choke on my morning coffee. Swedish Medical Center sent me a $4700 bill saying my insurer paid only $1100. When you are sick, darn sick, and you need tests...it should not be a choice of financial ruin. I am pretty disgusted to say the least and need to understand. I actually called my provider BEFORE going to the ER and they assured me it's a $75 visit (and my deductible--I thought--was 1k). I just laugh at this bill because I will be paying on it for years to come. Worse yet is the fact that I don't have the second bill for going BACK AGAIN.
Ouch. If I wasn't sick enough then, this is a stomach bomb.