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The joy of online payments

Mastiff

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I love it... I can pay 8 of my 10 bills online!

And 1/2 of those I can funnel through my credit card that earns money back. Anyone else?
 
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We do a lot of automatic withdrawals - for our student loans, phone bills, etc. i don't use the internet to pay bills, but i do periodically and obsessively check my various balances on everything from our checking acct, to Salliemae.
 

Repo Man

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I use it for my car insurance payments, but that is it. Once it bceomes completely free to pay my cable, phone, credit card, etc online, then I will do that. I can't understand why they charge from $1.50 to 3.00 to pay online, when it basically eliminates all the work for them.
 

nerudite

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I can pay all my bills online. I have no clue where my checkbook is, since I haven't used it in three months or so.
 

Tranplanner

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I pay pretty much all my bills through automatic payments...the money just gets sucked out of my account on the specified day. No fuss, no muss.
 

BKM

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Online Glitch

While I finished my own personal taxes two months ago, I have waited until the very very last minute to do the taxes for my condo association. I am an idiot, because it requires a special federal tax form-and the irs.gov site is down!

Given that we owed $32 last year, I hope we won't get slammed too badly if we are late a day or two. :(
 

Mastiff

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nerudite said:
I can pay all my bills online. I have no clue where my checkbook is, since I haven't used it in three months or so.
I have it... But relax, I don't spend much.
 

PlannerGirl

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i do almost all my bills online-god it makes things SO much easer and i can track stuff
 

Chet

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I do about 1/2 my banking on line. Problem is, I have a crappy credit union that's still in the 20th century, so I can't access account info on line yet.
 

Mastiff

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bturk said:
I do about 1/2 my banking on line. Problem is, I have a crappy credit union that's still in the 20th century, so I can't access account info on line yet.
Well, I guess what I was meaning was more of the electronic drafts. I log on to State Farm and pay insurance... Countrywide for mortgage... I'd bet most big companies have a pay online feature.
 

nerudite

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Mastiff said:
I have it... But relax, I don't spend much.
LOL... no doubt. It's because I'm dirt poor! You wouldn't get far on $20 Canadian... you could probably get a superball out of the machine at the grocers.
 

donk

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I'm about 50% automatic draft and 50% write cheques.

I prefer automatic draft for items that are the same every month (mortgage, car insurance, student loan) and prefer cheques for items that are variable (power, telephone). The reason I do it this way is that my power bill can vary so much (especially this winter) that sometimes I spread the payment over a few months (for my income tax refund).
 
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