@Jedidiah Tmj@facebook As both a church lady and someone who is a health care utilization analyst: Stuff it up your judgmental ass if the rod up your butt will spare the room. But here's a primer on maternity costs in the U.S. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/01/health/american-way-of-birth-costliest-in-the-world.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
@CeeEm Creeping along but both amounts are going in the right direction so that's great.
@thegirlieshow But now they are going to go down now right? So now finally they are not on hold. Progress can commence.
@lemonhead3159 "I think it's very feasible for me to have my debt <$20K and my savings >$5K by January 2015! Holy CRAP." Woot! That's great
@c619 So glad that you have people who are there for you. Many. internet. hugs.
Repaying emergency fund. July $9,832.73 August $9,738.83 Given that our water heater died this month and it's the month for our big MS donation I am thrilled that it went down at all.
I love that we'll get to hear about how you and Ben are going to get on this year. Looking forward to it. And I as a childless person have trouble at times getting things done from home.
"Did I go to the emergency room ($500)? I did not! I went to triage in Labor & Delivery, which is I hope what they mean. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, though I have no idea why I would do that." Most likely. The ER is commonly where they stash people before they are officially admitted and they are brought to an inpatient room (or in your case a curtained area) and the ER charges for that. One to grow on: The submitted amount is likely how much the hospital would try to get at least if one was uninsured.
@Samantha The closest I’ve ever come is giving advice to the youngers that they shouldn’t choose a major/profession based on it sounding cool. Find out exactly what doing that job entails on a day to day basis and figure out if that is something that is acceptable to you because you are going to spend a lot of time doing that thing.
My Husband and I both raise money for MS because we know people who have it, and have met more people with it through our participation. Dealing with money is definitely part of it and some couples do get divorced in order to try to secure both partners future. In my opinion it is a VERY loving and brave act because the partner with the illness cares about their partner enough to not want them to be destitute and is showing trust that the partner will be there for them even when they are not "officially" bound to do so. Also the currently healthy partner is signing up for very difficult caretaking and at the end will not be officially recognized as a spouse. Pretty similar to what LGBT couples have been going through until recently. Actually I know that some of the straight couples who do divorce for health care expenses have been consulting with their LGBT loved ones for advice.