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March 15th, 2007 at 06:47 am

Well, a big emergency happened. I took my car in and got an estimate for work that needed to be done. I requested the exact amount from my trust fund and got the money the next day. I rented a car to get to work that day using my debit card, something I've never done. You have to fill out some extra paperwork and show two bills and proof of insurance. So I did all that so I wouldn't have to use my credit cards. So I'm at work and Firestone calls me and says when they took the radiator hoses off to replace them they saw that the radiator was eaten through and would have to be replaced. This would be an extra $400. I'd just gotten paid and knew that if I paid the extra 400 I would not have money left for my bills. So I split about $230 of it between two credit cards and paid for the rest. I feel really bad about it but didn't know what else to do. I didn't want to ask for anymore money from my trust fund since I'd already gotten out about $800. And I didn't want to get behind on my other credit card payments and bills.

3 Responses to “damn it”

  1. JanH Says:

    Those big car repairs really get you. We've had a few of those in the last couple of years. I'm trying to put together a car repair fund. Hang in there...those bits and pieces of the car are really expensive along with the labor. At least you won't get stranded somewhere if the radiator went out. But I feel for you.

  2. PRICEPLUS Says:

    It always happens that way! You get things together and then whammo you get hit with unplanned bills. You did not panic and you were reasonable in your response. The radiator has to work. You need the car to get to work.

    Sorry to hear about it but I am glad they caught it before something happened on the road. It is disheartening at times.

  3. fairy74 Says:

    I think you responded well to the unexpected. Just be glad the whole car repair bill and the car rental bill are not on your CC. Congratulate yourself for the small successes and as Jan said try to build up an EF for the unexpected.

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