December Find Money Challenge
This is a personal challenge to myself, but if anyone wants to join in, feel free!
For us, it seems like money just goes out the window in December. There's Christmas of course, and then we have to fill the oil tank, and we usually eat out too much, and.... well, I plan for December to be a big spending month, but it's still kind of surprising every year.
So this year, I've decided rather than worrying about all the extra money that will be spent, I'm going to focus on FINDING as much money as I can. It helps that this is 3 paycheck month for me. Here's what I'm working on so far:
*Reimbursements from our FSA. I went through receipts and found $261.21 in expenses I can submit for reimbursement.
*Reimbursement from the our health insurance plan for the wellness benefit. I have $190 left, can submit receipts for DH's gym membership.
*We had an issue with health insurance that got double paid - we paid the hospital and the insurance went back and also paid on the claim - so the hospital should owe us $500. I just went though and pulled all the related documents so I can start calling.
*We have a $363 "cash back" balance on our credit card. I asked for this to be applied as a statement credit in Dec.
So far, that's just over $1300! I'm hoping that I can find more stuff I can go after. I want to keep a running tally of how much I can recover by the end of the year.