Yesterday Facebook suggested to me that I like a page that featured this saying:
“Be the kind of woman who, when your feet hit the floor, the devil says, ‘Oh no, she’s up!'”
I don’t know about the devil, but anyone who’s trying to take my money this morning better watch out. I am most definitely up.
I’m talking about you, Kaspersky Virus Protection, and you, Carbonite. I finally, finally got around to cancelling these services for my husband’s computer, since he no longer uses them. Automatic renewal via credit card drives me crazy. How much money do these companies get each year for services that aren’t being used?!? (Of course, when a service stops working because I failed to manually renew it, I get just as mad. You can’t win.)
I also turned off the auto-debit feature on my homeowner’s insurance. I’m in the process of cancelling it, since I got a new policy with a different company, but I just have a feeling that if I didn’t do that, I’d end up with a double charge Dec. 1.
Also on the to-do list:
Getting proof that my roof is new, so that I can adjust the cost of that new HO policy downward even further.
Putting together more lots of clothes to sell on eBay.
Getting new health insurance before Nov. 15.
Getting my son’s tablet fixed before the warranty runs out. (It’s been broken for months (he got it last Christmas) and I will flip out if I don’t get it fixed inside the warranty.)
There are several more administrative tasks I need to get done, but they are budget neutral. Just unsavory (calling the vet about the headless cat).
Speaking of the budget, we basically came in right under budget for October. We weren’t able to save anything beyond the automatic $300 that goes into savings. I blame this on the costly heater maintenance and repair bills. I spent about $850 on groceries, which is not too bad for us (especially since it includes my Wawa lattes and some pricier-but-healthier food choices). The November and December budgets are just going to be about self-control in the face of my son’s birthday, hosting Thanksgiving, hosting Christmas Eve, and buying Christmas presents. I just want to get out alive.