So, kind of a depressing/ranting thread to brighten up your Tuesaday. Booked a hotel in June, for this weekend just gone. It was a special Advanced Payment rate, pay up front for a cheap rate. Booked, and paid (or so i thought). All my confirmation emails say 'PREPAID' and 'Advance Payment rate', and i was certain at the time that the money came from my account. I even asked the woman on the check-in desk if it was a 'advance payment' and she said yes. Checked my account today, to find that they've taken the money out. Which has put me in the red. I've tried looking back on my past statements and can't find a payment out anywhere! I dont get it! I was certain. So friggin annoyed. For 2 reasons - 1, that i've been charged for this hotel when i thought it was all done, and told as much. Reason 2 - because i've let my fincance get in such a state where i have no money left again. It's a week until payday, so not a disaster, but very annoying and quite depressing. This is a monthly tradition - not having any money left. It's really getting to me now. I'm meant to be saving money for my wedding in less than a year. I didn't think that i spent that much money on frivolities, but i dont know. Need to tighten the belt somehow, but not sure how. Up until i moved into this house (a few months ago), i was used to having money in the savings for things like this and it wouldn't matter. Now, nothing. More of a rant than anything else.