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Paying Bills On Time

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Bills are marked with the date to pay. THat gets put into my BILL FOLDER, which is in my office-in-a-bag. I mark bill paying days on my calendar. In my office-in-a-bag I keep: stamps, envelopes, calculator, pens/pencils. That way I can take the bag with me if I need to and multi-task!!

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  • I do a list on my computer =google drive for each month and also have the dates due.
    This is very helpful since there are always the unexpected things that arise and some months I just have to allow less money for my (cash out, each month, which is also on the list) and so I can make the payments on time and stay on top of things. Thanks for the great ideas and positive thoughts on how to stay on top of bill paying. emoticon Irish Ei - by IRISHEI
  • I do the same thing but actually have mine in 2 week categories (I get paid bi-weekly). - by DGFOWLER
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  • You can also schedule payments online so you don't have to sort & revisit every bill. - by HEALTH_NOW
  • I keep all my bills together and I note on the outside of the envelope its due date. 95% of them I pay online, so I sit down once or twice a month to schedule all the payments; then I receive an electronic notice when payment has been received.

    I did, however, have to complain with one company whose billing date fell on the weekend, which forced the consumer to pay ahead or risk paying the first business day after and being assessed a late fee. Even with the new laws regarding credit card payments, it wasn't fair. They have since changed it so that if the due date falls on the weekend, it will be counted as received payment. - by SOOKIE
  • I liked this idea. I have a bill basket, but it's far from organized. Thanks for a new idea. Pam - by PAMELALANDIS

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