February 11, 2010 8 Comments
I posted the other day that I somehow managed to pay my rent twice. (I pay my rent online, thankfully!)
The first thing I did when I realized this was to transfer money from my E-fund to my checking account, since I knew that I didn’t have enough in my bill paying account to cover two months of rent. (Further confirmation that I need to build in at least a one month buffer in this account for just this reason).
Then I knew I had two options:
1. Just let it go and not pay rent next month
2. Ask for a refund
I opted for mode number 2. Mainly because the people who manage my apartment are sneaky and retarded and would probably try to make me pay rent AGAIN in March. I thought it would be easier to avoid their snake-like ways.
They immediately sent me a check refund which I have yet to cash. I have been running around ragged since I got back. I’ll probably cash it sometimes before the end of the month. I should spend an hour or two this weekend getting my financial house back in order. Just like my apartment, my car, and my desk at work – my financial life is a mess right now. I’m not drowning like I have in the past, but I definitely don’t feel as comfortable with my monetary life as I used to.
It is strange. This level of not-knowingness used to be status quo for me. And now I feel like I’m lost without knowing where every penny of mine is. Are you guys the same? Do you go nuts to not be able to sit down with your bank accounts every week and fully examine what everything is and where it is going? I feel like a lost little puppy!