January 11, 2003

Naughty Girl

whew!

I've been a very, very naughty girl. I have, especially lately, the tendency to, shall I say, overextend myself financially. In the couple of weeks since Christmas, I've been on a bit of a spending spree. I figure, hey, the economy's in a slump - it's my job as an American Citizen to help us get back to where we belong!!

I have purchased roughly, oh, 20 DVDs from Amazon, and yet neglected to balance it out with my income. Oh dear! I caught a frightful surprise today. Upon checking my bank receipt after an ATM withdrawal, I found an extremely low number to be my remaining balance. Yikes! So, I returned home, and checked my account online, to find that, yes, that indeed was my balance, but that a semi-large cable/internet bill payment had not yet cleared - and, more heartstoppingly, my credit card balance was no longer included in my statement.

What happened to my credit card?!? Had that been shut off? Had they closed the account??!?? A sinking feeling took me over, and, after some deep breathing and stress-relieving eating, I called the bank, only to find that a minor glitch had neglected to show my credit card via online banking. That's where the "whew!" comes in.

Alas, I still have to overcome that overexpenditure, but I can rough that. My credit card (thank god!) will serve as an overdraft protection device. But the post-holiday spending extravaganza will now come to an abrupt, bittersweet end.


posted by julie at January 11, 2003 04:00 PM


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