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Title: Transportation cost + in network cost or lack there of and out-of network
Post by: Gin1984 on May 05, 2014, 02:21:21 PM
There is only one in network pediatric dentist and he is about 65 miles away.  We have a toyota corolla that gets between 30-35 mpg.  However, we could pay the difference between the normal negotiated rate, and what a in town, out of network dentist is charging.  How much difference would it have to be, to be worth driving to the other city?
Title: Re: Transportation cost + in network cost or lack there of and out-of network
Post by: Splashncash on May 05, 2014, 04:51:20 PM
Is there a specific need for the pediatric dentist?  Why not just use an in-town, in-network regular dentist?  You could ask around at school and get recommendations from others with kids.
Title: Re: Transportation cost + in network cost or lack there of and out-of network
Post by: Emg03063 on May 05, 2014, 05:02:33 PM
What did you pay for your corolla, and how long do you expect to keep it (in miles)?  (Or to put it another way, what's your depreciation cost per mile?
Title: Re: Transportation cost + in network cost or lack there of and out-of network
Post by: Gin1984 on May 05, 2014, 05:37:12 PM
What did you pay for your corolla, and how long do you expect to keep it (in miles)?  (Or to put it another way, what's your depreciation cost per mile?
I did not pay for my corolla, I inherited it when my grandmother passed.  It is a 2003 with less than 70,000 miles on it and I plan to drive it into the ground.
Title: Re: Transportation cost + in network cost or lack there of and out-of network
Post by: Gin1984 on May 05, 2014, 05:38:06 PM
Is there a specific need for the pediatric dentist?  Why not just use an in-town, in-network regular dentist?  You could ask around at school and get recommendations from others with kids.
Yes there is a specific need for the pediatric dentist.
Title: Re: Transportation cost + in network cost or lack there of and out-of network
Post by: Emg03063 on May 06, 2014, 10:56:07 AM
What did you pay for your corolla, and how long do you expect to keep it (in miles)?  (Or to put it another way, what's your depreciation cost per mile?
I did not pay for my corolla, I inherited it when my grandmother passed.  It is a 2003 with less than 70,000 miles on it and I plan to drive it into the ground.

Then figure ~$.20/mi or ~$26 for the trip.
Title: Re: Transportation cost + in network cost or lack there of and out-of network
Post by: Gin1984 on May 06, 2014, 11:34:42 AM
What did you pay for your corolla, and how long do you expect to keep it (in miles)?  (Or to put it another way, what's your depreciation cost per mile?
I did not pay for my corolla, I inherited it when my grandmother passed.  It is a 2003 with less than 70,000 miles on it and I plan to drive it into the ground.

Then figure ~$.20/mi or ~$26 for the trip.
Thank you, you are wonderful!