My phone has been acting up lately. It’s an iPhone, and you have to slide a little arrow across the screen to unlock it so that you can use it. The other day I slide the arrow, and the phone completely froze up. I couldn’t do a darn thing with it — not even turn off the phone. It was like that for maybe an hour, and then magically started working normally again.
It seemed to work fine after that, until yesterday. The phone rang, and I answered it, but couldn’t hear a thing. I tried to listen to my voicemail, and couldn’t hear that either. Tried to call the person back, and couldn’t hear them (or even the phone ringing.) I eventually got it working again, but decided what had happened just wasn’t a good sign.
Of course, my warranty is expired (since I’ve had the phone for a little more than a year.) But I’d paid for it with my American Express, so I gave them a call and yes, they provide an extended warranty for it. They’ll be sending me some paperwork to fill out, which seems simple enough. I just hope I can get a replacement one that works well. (I don’t want to have to get the 3G version.)
Ok, enough about my phone and the extended warranty. Here’s some other reading that might interest you:
Hundred Goals talks about the importance of an opportunity fund. I really like this idea.
MoneyNing has an amusing DIY haircut experience.
Madison at My Dollar Plan reflects on life during the six months after leaving her job.
Four Pillars hosts a post about the curse of pretend money.
Mrs. Micah points out that the government is not giving you a stimulus check or grant.