Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Either prescription drug costs have gotten way out of hand, or there was some sort of system error:
The embarrassingly-named VISA BUXX card is a debit card for teenagers: parents get reports, control, etc. My daughter has one.

My lectures about financial responsibility appear to have failed: yesterday she charged $23,148,855,308,184,500.00 at the drug store. That's 2,000 times more than the national debt, which is a paltry 11 trillion.

The ever-vigilant folks at VISA added a $20 "negative balance fee," and have suspended the card.
But by using the CVS ExtraCare card she could have cut that $23 quadrillion by $10.

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