CRAPOLA! Beware the Ides of March indeed!
I popped a hard candy in my mouth yesterday at work and instantly seemed to have two instead, but one was not candy, it was my tooth! My molar no less, and most of it.
“That’s OK,” I thought. “Thank goodness for my dental coverage.”
As it turns out my best option – an implant – is not covered at all.
Price tag? $4500.00
That’s one totally awesome vacation, or two really nice ones.
That’s a gym membership, a personal chef, and a really great wardrobe for a year or more.
That’s A DOWN PAYMENT ON A HOUSE in many areas of Canada.
oh. And have I told you about the past few months of UNEXPECTED EXPENSES? (I have, but let me rant again) “MY! What a quarter I’ve had! 2 months without a tenant followed by Christmas and travel, plus purchasing a new fridge and a new macbook plus a $700 vet bill plus $600 in semi-annual property taxes due plus helping out someone who needed a serious chunk of change plus the deposit on some renos LEAVES A GIRL BROKE for a bit, even if she is a money coach who sets aside funds for these sorts of things.”
I’ll make it of course. But my emergency fund will take a body blow. And it stings to have to spend all that money on something like a tooth in the back of my mouth. And I’ll have to re-think a few things I’d looked forward to over the coming year.
Readers – have you ever had a dental bill with that price tag? How did you manage it?
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