Monday, February 11, 2008

Money Talks

I'm tired. Tired of fighting for what's mine (or, really, my family's). It seems lately that everyone wants my money. Currently, I am in a dispute with:
1. The Pediatrician
2. The Dentist
3. Sprint
4. Walmart

Okay, the Walmart thing I cleared up today. In my favor. With no problems. And I'm glad, because that was kinda the straw that broke my back. We went shopping yesterday, and it wasn't until late last night that I realized they double-charged me for a $10 item, and the "screener" marked both charges as if they were both in my cart - so I knew there would be trouble. But I wanted my money back. And I just didn't want to deal with it anymore, but I (and Jerrod) worked hard for that money and it's ours, not Walmart's. So I went in with steely resolve and they gave it back.

BUT....the others are not so easy. The pediatrician keeps billing the wrong insurance and when they don't pay the pediatrician then tries to bill me. I've sent them 3 letters (with spreadsheets and attachments) and they still keep screwing it up. It's been going on for months and I'm gonna be pissed if they try to send it to collections. So last week I wrote a letter to the pediatrician (with spreadsheet and attachments) and sent a copy to the hospital administration and both insurance companies. Maybe this time they'll get it right.

Hopefully the dentist will not be an issue either. Basically they ask for payment at the time of service and bill your insurance. Which is fine, except that they also got the insurance payments. So they owe us $100. The problem is that last time we had a credit they wouldn't give it back, they kept it as a credit. Except that we don't need any more dental work and our check-ups are free. I want my money, not a credit.

And lastly, Sprint. I bought Ian a phone for Christmas. It had a $50 mail-in rebate. I sent in the rebate. They denied it saying it hadn't been active for 30 days, except that as of the date they received it it had been active for 39 days. So now I'm disputing that too. I want my money.

See? These should all be no-brainers. I'm tired of fighting. But if I give up, they win and keep my money. I work to hard for this bullshit.


Hannah said...

When we did we get so old that we stopped fighting for our right to "party" and started fighting for $10?

When we had to pay those bills ourselves, that's when!! Keep fighting daw'lin and good luck!

H1 said...

You go girl! Fight for dat cheddah my sista!


If you get the money...can I have it?