They Still Owe Me $20

by anne on April 6, 2009

calculator-and-moneySeveral weeks ago when I was doing my almost weekly checkbook reconciliation I noticed an odd $20 charge from my gym. I hadn’t heard from them and was surprised, when I called, to discover that for some reason my automatic payment had been declined.

It turned out they had tried to send me a notice, but sent it to an old address. (Yes, I had updated my address with them, but the change hadn’t made it to the right spot.) I took copies of my statement down and all agreed that I had indeed been charged when I shouldn’t have been. They agreed to credit me the next month.

Guess what? They didn’t. The credit didn’t show up; instead my normal monthly charge was there.

I really like this place and I can walk to it so I’m more than willing to work with them. I sent them an email and suspect this will work itself out easily and naturally.

There are a couple of things worth noting in this story. The first is I now keep close enough track of my money so I spotted the erroneous charge. That’s the second thing too – I spotted the fact I hadn’t been credited. 

I have to wonder how much money I left on the table over the years when I didn’t keep track and just kept my fingers crossed.

How about you? Do you keep track of your money well? Or not?

Love, blessings and prosperity,



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