There's always something to spoil one's plans
I was hoping to retire by the end of this year and have been working so hard for the past 4 years to pay down my credit card debt. I finally have my last card down to a little over $500 and was feeling such relief. Then, whamo, one of my teeth that is holding my bottom bridge somehow decays under the crown and the whole bridge has to be removed and re-done. This involves 6 teeth and I spent two horrific hours in the dentist chair Monday morning. This new bridge is going to cost right around $3,500. There goes my plans for getting out of debt. I didn't expect this and sure didn't need it. I will have to just about wipe out my entire savings to pay for this new bridge, but I am determined not to put in on my credit card. That's how my cards got up so high to begin with, large dental bills, auto repairs, and a very big plumbing bill and the plumbing problem isn't completely fixed but the company refuses to come back out.