Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November Challenge

Day 18 -- A problem you have had

This new credit card from the NASA Credit Union. They sent me a pre-approved application and so I said, "what the hell." The offer was lucrative (a low APR on balance transfers for life) and I do card marketing for a living so I wanted to see how they did.

THEY DO IT POORLY! First, it took forever for the card to arrive. They send the balance transfer checks under separate cover for security reasons. I get that. BUT IT'S BEEN A MONTH! Yesterday I called their 800 number and I was transferred three times and the conversation took 24 minutes. Nearly a half hour to be told, give it a few more days. Don't get me started on their website.

I'm not an astronaut. I don't know why they solicited me. And now I'm sorry they have.

Day 19 -- Five items you lust after

1) Is time an "item?" I ask because I really need more time this week.
2) Lots of Vitamin C skincare from The Body Shop. Especially the pre-measured capsules. I love that stuff!
3) A new iPod. I bought a Nano, and I accept it, but I lust after a real, old school iPod original.
4) A bathroom renovation.
5) A really nice new winter coat. The one I got is serviceable and an improvement over the one I had, but I'm not in love with it.


  1. i am with you on the coat ... i purchased one last year to wear back & forth to work. i hate it! but can't bring myself to buy another. why is that...weird???

  2. NASA Credit Union?

    I've got a jacket on my list, too.

  3. Anonymous9:38 PM

    I have two winter coats, but last week I went to the Salvation Army and could not resist buying a leather coat. To be fair, it was for charity and it was half off the $25 price tag.