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#1 of 8 Old 06-27-2003, 01:42 PM - Thead Starter
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I realized the other day how much money I would save if I paid my bills on time rather than when I got my disconnect notice. I am so terrible at that. My phone, water, and power I don't even consider a bill until I get the final notice.
Each month I pay these late fees:

phone: about $7
water: about $5
power: about $10-15
loan payment (personal): $5
loan payment (car): $7
credit card: $25
rent (if more than a week or so late): $30

With just these bills, I spend at least $1000 a year in just late fees! OUCH!!! Guess what, my bills are gonna be paid on time from now on!!!
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That is a really good goal to have. What has helped us is to do a check by phone or have them automatically taken out of our account. That way it is done and on time and we do not have to even think about it!
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I have beenpaying on-line, so as soon as I get the bill, I enter. I get to pick the date they mail it, so I always make sure it will have enough days to get there on time. Plus, I save on stamps, and our Credit Union doesn't charge us for the service. It has been great! I also save on buying checks!

THat is a great plan to get into to!
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I pay online also threw yahoo bill pay. It is a fee but it saves time and me not having to wrry about it. I still don;t pay the majority on time bc the money still has to be in the account If only I were rich!

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Wow, that's alot in late fees! I TRY to pay stuff on time but sometimes the money is just not there!
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I don't have a checking acct. Adam won't let me because I screwed the last two up....
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My goal is to be able to get the bills paid ontime. I got the car payment on track this year. Lu doesn't get paid until the 15 and most of the bills are due just a few days or the week before. ...someday...
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Good luck with getting bills paid on time. Put what you normally pay in late fees in a savings account/cookie jar and see how fast it grows!!
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