I seem to spend a lot of time on things related to our everyday financial life. Today I spent a fair amount of time on these things.
- verified a credit was applied to our credit card for a returned item
- cancelled an automatic payment for a service we won't be using any longer
- called our health insurance to see why I am being charged a copay for an annual physical (the clinic charged for 2 office visits because we discussed my test results - guess they can do this???)
- filled out a form to get reimbursed for health care used by our pre-tax health savings account
- updated our checkbook for auto deposits and payments made through online bill pay
- contemplated what I am going to have to do to submit amended tax returns to the IRS and state due to a late input of information regarding taxable portion of my inheritance.
I also got to wait patiently while a clerk refused to read the instructions on how to use an online gift card I presented for a purchase. Instead she voided the entire sale. Finally her manager came over and quickly did it correctly.
I can see why some people just shove it all in a drawer or into the recesses of their mind. If I was still working full time I would be squeezing this all in between dinner and bedtime so I am grateful that I have the time to devote to it on a rainy and chilly day.
Now to figure out what documents I will need to present to prove my existence and current name so I can renew my driver's license! I am not renewing it until summer but I am starting now. Sigh.