Medical expenses can come out of nowhere and be totally overwhelming. Trust me, I experienced it firsthand.
My company’s picnic was a few weekends ago. The picnic is always a good time – grilled food, nice weather, cold drinks, and of course, the company softball game. I don’t know the full extent of the tradition, but there’s a big softball rivalry between the marketing and accounting departments at my job. The softball game has been a fixture of the company picnic for the past twenty years, and as fate would have it, the series was split even at 10-10.
I don’t mean to brag, but I’m definitely one of the better softball players at work. Hey, if I wasn’t, why would the other accountants choose me to play centerfield and bat 3rd? Anyway, I had full intention on being the game’s MVP… until the third inning. There was a fly ball hit between myself and the right fielder. Jorge, another accountant, was in right field. He’s a bigger guy, so I didn’t think he’d be able to catch the ball. I started running for it at full speed, but I never got to it. That’s because Jorge and I collided, and it wasn’t pretty.
I initially thought I would be okay to finish the game, but I just couldn’t. My wrist was badly bruised and swelling up, and when a coworker drove me to the hospital, I got the bad news. I had a broken wrist.
Breaking my wrist wasn’t terrible, but the pile of medical bills that came with it was pretty overwhelming. I have health insurance, but I have to meet a premium before the insurance kicks in. I ended up having to pay a little over $1000 in bills, which for me, was a ton of money. I didn’t have much money saved up, and I was stuck in a bad spot.
I thought I was about to head into debt, but I found my way out – Austin Car Title Loans. They were able to quickly loan me the cash to pay off my medical bills, and when I did, I felt like a weight was lifted from my shoulders. If you’re dealing with unexpected bills, I strongly suggest you consider Austin Car Title Loans too.