Net Worth Week 42 – Back to the Dentist, Again

My streak ended at 8 weeks’ positive net worth growth. However, we got word that the project which was scheduled to end in four weeks will now extend an additional four months. I also have a new client signing this weekend. There should at least be some cash coming in. We’ve not been told anything about our current unlimited overtime, and I’ve tried to take advantage of that this week knowing that I was spending so much on my mouth.

This week’s net worth numbers

1/20/2017 1/27/2017
 Joy 1103 1103
 Travel 324 324
 Down Payment 19 19
 Retirement 21 21
 Health 45 45
 Moving 284 284
 EF 810 810
Business 501 501
Bed  0.19 0.19
 Life 1716 1501
 IRA 11020 11458
 Brokerage 663 674
 CC (largest) -4265 -4209
 CC (longest) 0 -10
 Rewards Card -1365 -2030
 SL 1 -103767 -103883
 SL 2 -45698 -45751
 Earnest -6532 -6546
 Net Worth -145120 -145688
 Percentage Change 0.29% -.39%

Why do we separate dental and mental health insurance from the rest of our body? 

Author: ZJ Thorne

Lesbian on the path to Financial Freedom

  • Ouch! Wisdom teeth are pretty un-fun. And I’ve never really understood the insurance distinction between healthcare for mouths and teeth versus, say, legs and feet. Good luck with all this, ZJT, and enjoy your wisdom while it lasts!

    • I don’t think I’ll ever understand. It’s all my body. Aching teeth hurt my head. If it was caused by anything else, my health insurance would be responsible. Silly systems.

      I already lost 75% of my wisdom two years ago. I don’t know what I’ll be like when the finally bit leaves me. Perhaps a memorial service is in order.

  • I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth out, so I can sympathize with your pain (both physical & financial). The good news is that the dentist found the source!

    • And this time I will only be sore in one part of my mouth.

    • That’s true!

  • Financial Slacker

    Ever since I was 18 years old, every dentist I visit tells me I need to have my wisdom teeth removed.

    They rarely bother me but they are all impacted and would require surgery to remove.

    After reading your story, I’m not overly encouraged to do the procedure.

    I know it’s uncomfortable for you but thanks for sharing.

    • If it’s not impacting your life, I would not do it.

  • “…x-rayed the noggin…” and “rogue tooth”. That made me chuckle. heh.

    Sorry to hear about your pain. Where the heck was that 4th wisdom tooth hiding all this time?! I’ve also had all four of mine out because they were causing me all kinds of pain, so I understand. Hope it works out one way or another!

    • My body likes to hide things. I look normal-sized, but my body is actually very strangely shaped. There’s no room for things where there should be.