How Not Being Careful Almost Cost Me $1200+ Modest Money51 Comments

I’m a little ashamed to write this post. As a financial blogger I really should’ve known better. Simply as someone who cares about his finances, I should’ve known better. Luckily this is a story of ‘almost’ and I didn’t actually lose this money.

Some of you may recall that in the summer we were all ready to purchase a different condo than the one we bought. The mortgage was processed. The inspection had been done. The notary had done most of his work. The moving van was all reserved. We had even setup direct deposit for the monthly strata payments. It was this last item that nearly bit us in the ass. Sure some of those other preparations cost us money, but our realtor had been kind enough to essentially cover those by writing us a check from his commission.

Three months later we’re happily settled into the condo that we were actually meant to buy. Everything was going smoothly…well almost everything. The first month we moved in I noticed an extra charge coming out of my bank account. At the time it didn’t seem suspicious since the…

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