Saturday, January 10, 2015
Taking care of business
These past few days have found me taking care of routine, household paperwork. I find that when I let this build up, I can miss deadlines, or delay reimbursements. I aim to keep on top of these things, especially as it helps my bottom line. I have also been jumping on bills as soon as they come in, and then come the end of the month, electronically move any savings over from my checking to the savings account. Watching the account build is a real incentive as those monies are needed to purchase my next forever home.
I am also keeping track of monies owed me, whether it be the older kid's rent and food monies, "loans from Mom" for purchasing a new to her car in DD's case or "Mom can you cover X for me and I'll pay you back" loans, insurance claims being denied/pended/not reimbursed correctly, out of pocket charges for medical treatments not being billed correctly (meaning not at the agreed upon, per contract, "in plan" rate).
The kids got behind, due to Christmas, but one has made full payment, another partial, and the third: I had to speak with last night. Christmas is Dec 25th every year-so budget/plan accordingly. I paid the rent almost 2 weeks ago, the agreement (aka 'lodger's contract") stipulates that the rent will be paid to me by the first of the month. I am NOT happy about this. I am most upset about the third who didn't broach the topic with me, leaving ME to bring up the missing reimbursement money. Sigh.