(Closed) Always save your receipts.

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Rouquine:  Oh my gosh! I would have freaked too! And my Fiance would have immediately thrown out the reciept too. Our rent receipts are always stuck to the refrigerator if we ever need them, but luckily we haven’t.

Post # 4
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Rouquine:  “I’m sure you always do anyways”….ha!  😛   I’m the receipt thrower-awayer in my relationship!  But I pay for almost everything with my credit card, so it’s documented somewhere!  Good reminder though, I need to make sure to keep them around more!

Post # 5
6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

@Rouquine:  AHHH!  Thank goodness.

Post # 6
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yikes! When I saw the sentence about owing $900 my jaw dropped! And with the paying in cash part, you would’ve been screwed! Thank goodness you saved your receipts, and note to self to save mine from now on!

Post # 7
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

wow! that would have been AWFUL! 😮

Post # 11
26 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

That happened to Fiance and me at our old apartment. Fiance always used a check, but apparently they lost it one month. We got a note on the door that we needed to pay by a certain date and how much the late fee was. Fiance looked at his bank statement online and saw that the check had never been taken out. One of our roommates was supposed to go talk the landlord but apparently never did because a few days later he showed up at our door. I was so glad that we held on to every receipt.

This apartment was also the kind of place that would likely keep an apartment open for as long as possible to get more money. They wanted to sue us for money they claimed we owed from damages to the apartment. We went over the statement they sent us over rounds of emails with them. Even sent them our timestampes video of the apartment just minutes before we turned in our key. We had to show them bank statements proving that we gave them checks for all of our deposit. They ende up owing us several hundred dollars from the deposit.

This rant got much longer than I intended but there are a lot of shady people to look out for. Our apartment complex was really nice, so we didn’t expect that out of them. Oops.

Post # 13
2823 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I pay my rent with a money order every month. I bank with an online bank that does not have checks. When I take my money order into the office to pay my rent each month I ask for a signed copied reciept. So the office will copy my money order and stamp, sign & date it as to when it was received. I also keep the reciept stub, which has a tracking number and everything on it. I keep the copies in my file folder at home. =]


Post # 15
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

EEEk! The world of online banking and everything in general scares me! One error can ruin your life!!

Post # 16
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

oh wow! Pheww, Im glad that you had your receipt saved! Thank you for telling us though. I have a tendency sometimes to just crumble them up and throw em away. Not anymore.



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