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How Quickly Things Turn Around

August 29th, 2017 at 04:34 pm

Sunday I had a not so pleasant day that ended with a flat tire after working a 12 hour shift. When I was driving home after having my flat changed most of my warning lights lit up. Darn...I was sure that I was about to be out of a whole lot of money.

So early Monday morning I got to the dealership before it opened & before my appointment. I took the shuttle to work thinking that there might be a serious (and expensive) issue with my car. A couple of hours later I got a call from the dealership that they repaired my tire & all my warning lights were off! I didn't even have to pay the $68 diagnostic fee. When I picked up my car after work they charged me $33, but that was refunded because I bought the tire care package. I've never paid for a tire since I bought my car, but I thought maybe this time I had to pay because the tire was completely flat. As I was getting in the car the service tech asked to look at my paperwork & he realized that I had paid in error. So yay, other than tipping the tech that changed my flat tire $20, all my troubles cost me nothing!

And then...I got an email saying that I got a settlement as part of a class action suit. I almost didn't check my award amount thinking that I wouldn't get much of anything, if I even qualified for a settlement. But I'm nosy so I did...and it was over $10k! A little over $6k after taxes, but oh my gosh! What a total & completely unexpected blessing! I plan on putting the entire amount towards credit card debt. I'm so very thankful.

6 Responses to “How Quickly Things Turn Around”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Holy moly!! That IS quite a turnaround. Congrats on your good fortune!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Wow! Nice check. Glad things improved quickly.

  3. snafu Says:

    What a nice surprise! Let us know when you've paid down the CC and we can all cheer such an important step forward.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Yowza! Talk about a big turn around. Very happy for you!

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    That's wonderful news! That will be a great reduction in your CC debt Smile.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Wow! That's a chunk of change.

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