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Rent Is Paid Through September

August 10th, 2011 at 01:23 pm

My husband left school early, with permission, to get a money order to pay the late rent and outrageous late fee. He drove over an hour round trip to the management office. I thought it was closer. Guess not.

He is paid up for August and wrote a personal check for September's rent. He received receipts for both payments.

All very irritating. Caused my husband to lose sleep over it. Since the company still didn't have the check, all we can think, was the postal service didn't do their job. Lost in the mail literally.

We did put a stop on the original check and the rental company was informed of this. Nice thing is our bank didn't charge for this service. Maybe most banks don't. First time we ever stopped a check.

I have reworked our budget to handle paying the rent at mid month. We did stop college contributions for the remainder of the year. I'm also stopping our automatic Roth contributions for a time being. I expect, we will still make all of our contributions, but it helps to not have that money flowing out when things are a bit unstable with two households. Besides, I have until April 15th to make sure I get those contributions in.

We are still waiting on a payment from the government for my husband doing his own move. It should arrive in the next two weeks and equal over $1100. I'm looking forward to that.

3 Responses to “Rent Is Paid Through September”

  1. HousingCounselor Says:

    Wow you'd think that they would refund you the late fees since you pre-paid September already. I know they've heard the excuse "the check is in the mail" before but I would have dismisssed the late charges since clearly you have the money to cover your rental if you can pay the next month in advance. I would've given you the benefit of the doubt. Unreal!

  2. PNW Mom Says:

    What a pain in the neck for your hubby to have to deal with that. Probably a good idea to do the stop payment. With the way it sounds that company is, they would probably cash the original check if it ever showed up.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's good your bank didn't charge you anything for a stop payment - most of the places I've banked at had charges for that (though I only had to do it once thankfully.)

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