I posted today on Klambert's thread about
being 'shorted' $7. from a local store. While as I said, it's just a tiny amount of money, it's enough for me to notice. I would guess that's the same with most of us here, trying just to make ends meet. It "ain't easy."
Just a reminder: Make sure you get a receipt, and always check to see if it matches what you've bought (and remember sale prices) and also note if the change you get is correct.
Too often clerks just plop some bills and coins in our hands, without counting it out in front of us. Mistakes are made all the time, and sometimes we (or the clerk, etc.) don't catch them. I also gave the example of a Wal-Mart experience in which the receipt showed I had bought 3 picture frames instead of a small piece of cloth I did buy! Had I not caught that one, I'd be out another $15.
Also, we've found things we were paying for (but didn't have) on our phone and Internet bills. Check the details on each bill.
Heads up: Double-check anything to do with payment. Computer errors are often made and also, unfortunately, there are some not-so-honest people sometimes at fault. We already have an uphill battle concentrating with fibro fog, but sometimes, it "pays" to double check receipts, bills, etc.