Tag: bills

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100 Word Challenge: Money

Aside from being the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer of my family, I am also the Chief Accountant. That means twice a month, it is I who drags out the checkbook, opens my laptop, and clears whatever household accounts payable are due. SO. MANY. ZEROS! I’ve said this before, but aside from my disdain for ...


The wolf comes knocking

Scanning the household calendar, practically every day is filled in with color-coded notations showing when which bill comes due. Scribbled at two-week intervals, a lone red, magic marker dot in the top right corner of a Friday block indicates paydays. I don't have much time, he'll be here soon. Stacks of debit statements spread out ...