UNPLANNED EXPENSES CHECK LIST
How to Manage Your Bills, Checkbook and Credit Cards
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7.1 UNPLANNED EXPENSES CHECK LIST
Use this check list to get you started. You may think of other expenses that crop up unexpectedly that you need to be aware of.
A. MEDICAL EXPENSES 1. the initial deductible 2. co-payments after the deductible is paid 3. prescriptions 4. dental work 5. glasses - eye care 6. over-the-counter treatments a) colds & flu b) other ailments B. CAR REPAIR C. Children's expenses. 1. school 2. medical 3. expenses you never imagined D. HOME REPAIR E. PET COSTS SUCH AS VISITS TO THE VET F. REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT 1. your TV goes on the blink 2. your clothes washing machine dies G. ANNIVERSARIES, BIRTHDAYS, HOLIDAYS H. MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS I. MOVIES J. EATING OUT 1. restaurants 2. take-out breakfast 3. sodas, snacks 4. lunch K. IMPULSE ITEMS 1. at the check out counter in a supermarket or drug store or convenience store or just about any store these days 2. shopping at the mall 3. concession stands at the movies or sports events or craft shows L. TRAVEL 1. esp. weekend, or short trips M. LEGAL EXPENSES 1. wills 2. divorce 3. buying a house 4. dealing with an estate for which there was no will N. CATASTROPHES 1. floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, fires 2. accidents, crime 3. severe illness O. WORK RELATED EXPENSES 1. new clothes 2. job training 3. fees to an employment agency