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Big balance paid

June 18th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

I was visiting my sibblings when we got the news that my Dad had a massive heart attack and had passed away. I come from a family of 7 children and 6 of us live in the U.S. and one in the Caribbean. All except one of my sibblings was financially prepared to travel and pay the expenses of the funeral. I offered to put everyone's airfare on my credit card as well as my Dad's funeral services. They promised to pay their share of the funeral expenses and their plane tickets. The tickets alone came to $3500 and funeral was $$1900 (a bargain). I hate having big credit card balances, so yesterday I paid Amex my balance and only had to pull out $1500 out of savings; the rest was paid with our salaries. I promised myself that I will not chase any of my sibblings for the money, especially for the money paid for the funeral. I still owe Chase the $1500 (I paid $400 in cash and charged the rest). My brother the one who had the money to pay me right away, said not to worry about it that he would collect the money from them and send it to me. All of this has me convinced that one must prepare financially for these things.

On another note, Monday is my last day at work until September. Woo Hoo!!!!! I'll be reading alot, watching movies and just simply bum around house. My husband is working this summer at $90 a day for three hours a day and approximately 6 weeks. I told him that he should stay home for the summer but he said that he would rather work than stay home and watch TV. Not me, I enjoy staying home in the summer. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend.

3 Responses to “Big balance paid”

  1. HouseHopeful Says:

    Sorry for your loss. You're absolutely right, its best to plan for these things.

  2. Elisabeth Says:

    Emergency funds are a godsend when something like this happens. Sorry for your loss!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry for your loss. It's good you were prepared...guess that's why they call it an emergency fund.

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