I’m bringing it back! After an umpteen month hiatus, Money Monday is making a comeback. Because… it’s easy for me to share my money management from the week …and easy for you to benefit.
Welcome to money Monday, where I share my highs and lows from a week of money management.
Wise Money Management
This week I saved money by getting a killer Groupon deal.
My second oldest has awesome hair. It’s red, and straight, and super thick. The only problem is that it is a huge pain for his hairdresser (yours truly) to cut his hair. I’ve learned some basic haircutting skills over the years, but his unruly red awesomeness is still really tough for me to cut without it showing my mistakes all over the place.
So, after trying for months to give him a trendy “short on the sides, long on the top” haircut, I finally decided to give in and sent him to a barber.
And, as often happens, a killer Groupon deal for a new barber in my town just appeared this week. Woohoo! Top that with a coupon code (Groupon shares codes in a banner right at the top of the website when they’re available), and I got a 25$ haircut for $15. That included a $5 tip, people.
**Pro Tip: Super stack a Groupon deal by first logging into Ebates, selecting Groupon, and then using an additional promo code (at the top of the Groupon page, or as indicated in Ebates) to get an awesome deal AND cash back. Booyah.
Even better? We liked the barber enough that I’ll continue to give my guy maintenance cuts, but plan to send him back to get a professional cut twice a year or so. Win for me. Win for my son. And, win for the business owner.Win for me. Win for my son. And, win for the business owner. Click To Tweet
Let me preface this by saying, “honey, I’m sorry!”
I finally paid the bills for my son’s ER trip two months ago. I always wait at least a month for the insurance to pay out.
It drives me bonkers when a provider sends me a bill, then gets paid by insurance, and sends me a revised bill. I’m sure that’s not supposed to happen, but it seems like it does all too often.It drives me bonkers when a provider sends me a bill, then gets paid by insurance, and sends me a revised bill. Click To Tweet
It’s not the services that I have an issue with – those are life-saving, and amazing, and I’m grateful that my family gets such good care! It’s the method of billing that I dislike.
After sitting down and happily paying the bills for the hospital, ER doc, and Imaging provider, I suddenly realized that I had paid the hospital over $70, when a revised statement showed us owing only $13.
Now to call the hospital and have them cut me a check. I’m sure that will only take a couple of months 😉
Onward and upward!
How did you manage money wisely this week?