I consistently try to overpay bills by a touch to give myself some breathing room in case of any changes. I was doing really well with my internet/phone bill.
I was expecting a bit of an increase because we had made a few long distance calls. What I didn’t expect was that I would not only wipe out my buffer but also have to pay more than I budgeted.
The culprit ? A 15 minute phone call to my grandmother after my phone card ran out. The call cost me $60!
I knew that purchasing $5 phone cards were saving me a bundle but I didn’t realize how great my savings were.
I’m chalking the bill up to a learning experience but I’m definitely going to be making sure I’ve got a full calling card nearby from now on especially for international calls.