Aren’t you glad I post for accountability?
I seem to make a financial screw up about once a quarter. I don’t know why it happens once a quarter but it does. It used to happen much more often and the messes used to be much bigger and much harder to clean up.
It was already a lean week and then I failed to record something in the checkbook register. (I have to use a checkbook register so that I can quickly see what is going on with our money. I’ve tried other methods of keeping up but the old-fashioned check register just works the best for us.) So the day before pay-day we went under by $4 triggering our overdraft protection (pulling $100 out of savings and charging us $10 to do it).
I also managed to lose one of our credit card bills when I put it aside to make a payment. Payment didn’t get made until the day after it was due. The payment has been applied to our account but the account isn’t showing a late fee, yet. I’m expecting a late fee of $39 and as soon as its added I’m planning to call and beg for mercy (pointing out my payment record).
So there you have it… my quarterly screw up.