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April 9th, 2008 at 09:41 am

helps the bottom line! I got a weird medical bill in the bunch for Hubby's surgery. Three x-rays that were billed to us, but no insurance payments. Instead, it said something about maxed benefits. I checked it out online with the insurance site and couldn't find this bill anywhere. I looked at the other bill from this place and nothing on it resembled these charges. I called the insurance company to see if they could find it. The bill wasn't really huge--150.00 dollars--but that is a chunk of a credit card payment that I could make. The insurance people were really cool. I told them all the particulars including the codes on there. They said I didn't have any maxed benefits on x-rays so it didn't make sense to them either. They called the company, then told me that it was a bill already on their list at another amount and the company has left off some codes so the whole thing will go back through the system. I just might have saved us over 100 dollars. Right now, trying to pay off debt with costs rising, that 100 or so dollars looks really good. I'm glad the folks here and on the forums have talked about questioning things we don't understand. I am trying to become more aware of everything.

We are trying to combat the higher cost of food by eating less. We've been stretching our meals. They aren't fancy, but they fill us up. Hopefully, it will also translate into losing that 10 pounds apiece that we need to lose. I'm trying to do this and eat healthy food at the same time. I about fell over when eggs reached 2.00 here. We feel like we were back in college and had to really limit the amount of groceries bought in a week. At least we have experience in this. Who knew that being broke when newly married would come in handy one day.

I would really like to try my hand at raising some kind of vegetable. I used to help my Dad in the gardens all the time. But, this is a different kind of soil and climate. And, he has a green thumb and I don't. I think I will try one kind at a time so I don't break the bank killing so many plants. Something that will grow in spite of me.....

4 Responses to “Every Little Bit....”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Zucchini seems to thrive. Also, if you like the taste try radishes? I have found radishes forgiving.

  2. cptacek Says:

    Good job on questioning the bill. Everyone should do that!

    I wanted to plant spaghetti squash last year and couldn't find any seed packets. So I bought one in the grocery store, took out the seeds, ate the squash and planted the seeds. I actually put the seeds on a paper towel and then another paper towel on top and kept water on them until they sprouted, and then planted them in little cups and then, when they were a few inches high, transplanted them into the garden. Seeds for free!

  3. boomeyers Says:

    Maybe you could try some container gardening. They have some good books about it at the library and you can use anything to do it in. Tomato plants are easy. DH wants to plant some lettuce already. I think it is still too cold.

  4. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Tomatoes, Leaf lettuce and spinach are pretty easy JanH.

    Good going questioning the insurance company.

    Cutting back on food? hmmmm...well, that's one option! I need to, but, nope, Idon'taWanna! Big Grin

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