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Argh! Frecken' Honda!!! I took my car in for the "minor maintenance" this morning. Brakes need to be replaced (I knew this already). Estimate for maintenance and brakes: $360!!! I'm ready to curse a blue streak right now.

This thing that really irks me is that I have coupons for Honda maintenance that expired in July. Why do they keep sending me they great coupon deals when the track my mileage (to some extent since I'm leasing) and they know I'm not due for another few thousand?!? The minor maintenance was $89.99 (reg. $125.00) on the coupon and front brakes are 79.99 (reg. 129.99) - all told, without coupon that's $250 or so. Labor is another $100?!? Then again, it says "Brake Pad Replacement Special" on the coupon. Does this mean that it's something less than a complete front brake job? Would I have saved money if I had gone in at exactly the recommended 22,500 miles, instead of the (Ms. Procrastinator) 24,500? Excuse my ignorance, but I don't know much about cars... (obviously, I have a feeling I'm paying for my ignorance!)

So, the $2200 Efund is taking a blow today. I'm just glad it's not going on a card! Can't wait for my sweetie's Worker's Comp check to arrive: it's going straight to our Efund!

Next goal: Buy holiday presents SOLELY using checking account (debit, checking, etc) Fingers are crossed.

One minor coup: wrote to Transunion to debate derog item from 3 years ago. They just sent me my updated CR: CLEAN AS A WHISTLE! "Item Deleted." I've checked all 3 reports now: no derogs, no lates, not one negative item.

Now, to continue snowballing away that $15,000 debt!
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