I think I’m used to Memorial Day being the end of the month. Over the weekend, I was convinced that June started this week. I was thinking about what was left in my budget for the month and considering working on my Net Worth update. I even opened up the spreadsheet I use to start entering numbers.
Clearly, I was jumping the gun a little bit. May wasn’t over yet, not by a longshot.
May has not been the best spending month. I had to have some dental work done that wasn’t so great on my budget. I’m waiting to see what my insurance will reimburse, but it’s not much. I opted to not get full coverage dental, but my medical insurance will usually give me a little bit of money back for normal dental work. I usually have pretty good teeth, but this year, for whatever reason, I needed more cavities filled than I think I’ve had my entire life. I can’t explain it, but my dentist thinks maybe they’ve been there a while. This is the first time I’ve had x-rays done at this dentist, and he does have a more advanced setup than any other dentist I’ve seen, so it’s possible.
At first, I was kicking myself a bit at not signing up for dental insurance, but there’s nothing I can do about it, so I’m just sort of stuck. Had this been a normal year for me, the insurance would have cost me more than a normal cleaning. I can choose to enroll in dental insurance for next year, and that’s something I’m going to have to consider.
Do you opt into other insurance? Dental? Eye? Something else?