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Doctor Visits, etc

February 21st, 2017 at 07:35 pm

Most of my Monday afternoon was taken up by doctor visits.

I thought my appointment was at 1:30, but it was at two. I showed up at 1:15... Thankfully they have wifi.

They saw me pretty close to 2. My doctor wanted me to do some more bloodwork - thankfully I had not eaten since 9 am - so I was able to do it right away. I also was able to get my first mammogram done. That was interesting.

I was glad to get all of that out of the way on my day off.

At my mammogram appointment I got to use the free valet service at the hospital. I tried to give the guy a tip, but he told me couldn't accept it. So it really was free! (DH laughed t me when I told him, but really, you never can know for sure, can you?)

Next, I rushed to where my DHs appointment was. We had a good discussion with his doctor, which I think helped us both rethink some ideas. We also got a replacement glucose meter - the one we had wasn't working. DH had fought mm on this visit, but said it was worth it. Smile

as he was getting ready to leave for work, he noticed my two front tires are nearly bald! I'm not sure how I've missed this... I'll be getting new tires soon.

My thyroid meds are being upped again. Here's hoping they'll help with the energy levels.

We have magazines up on eBay, but no sales yet. He's starting them pretty high ...but we'll see.

I'm thinking about doing the Citi checking offer. You earn a $300 bonus for doing things such as direct deposit and moving $15k into the account. I need to make sure I follow through on it though if I start it. I had started the same thing for Santender, but never got past the initial deposit - and lost $150 bonus. Frown It'd really stink to lose $300.

I had changed my monthly deduction from my paycheck to go into my 457 RoTH instead of the 457 Traditional. This really cut my take home ... I'm wanting to do enough for the savers credit ($2k) but I'm not entirely sure if money put in a Traditional works for that or not. I need to do some more research on it - because it really is taking a bite.

The main thing I need to figure out is if it'd be better to put the money in the ROTH an get the $200 tax savers credit, or put it in the traditional and have my paycheck go back up.

---Gotta go - DH came home early. Smile

6 Responses to “Doctor Visits, etc”

  1. alice4now Says:

    I'm glad the doctor visits seemed helpful. Good luck with tracking the checking account bonus, that's a nice one if you can keep track of the fine print.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Contributions to your traditional 457 still qualify for the Saver's credit, assuming you meet the other criteria. It doesn't have to be going to after tax accounts. It is simply an incentive for low income savers. Here's the IRS And here is one from

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Hope all is well Laura. Haven't heard from you in a little while and I know you are one to post more frequently.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks CCF. I've been binge watching Call the Midwife - both while exercising and during the time I'd usually read/write here. I finished it tonight ... so will try to catch up with everyone in the next few days.

  5. starfishy Says:

    hi FT - just realized that you haven't posted in awhile so checking in. i miss your thoughts! hopefully you are just busy. take care. Smile

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    I love Call the Midwife! No pressure to write from me, just making sure you were okay. Smile

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