Pay Bills Online to Get Rid of the ChaosFinance | May 26, 2010 at 2:18 am
I simply hate paying bills. Along with giving away my money, thinking about writing numerous checks makes me feel sad. And it’s not only me. I don’t think paying bills is one of the most exciting things in life for any one of us.
Few years ago, one of my friends asked me to pay bills online. Though it was a convenient option, I was scared about payment scams spread all over the web. However, later I found most creditors offer this service, through a secure website. I tried once, and it worked out well. That’s the solution I was looking for. I just wanted to get rid of my bills without involving in a messy process.
It’s been few months now since I first paid my bill online. In the following months, I learned few benefits you enjoy when you pay bills online. One of the most useful advantages, for a bum like me, is you never forget your due date. If you do, you can check it online whenever you want. In past, I had missed many payments, not because I was out of cash, but because I didn’t remember the deadlines.
It’s convenient. You don’t even have to move an inch to make payments. Simply login to your account, check the status; if it’s about to reach the deadline, pay bills online immediately, within few minutes.
Though, it doesn’t happen with everyone, I do it often. I sometimes overpay my bills. I would just pick up my past bills, and without checking the date, I would just write a check for the bill that I have already paid for. This can never happen if you pay bills online.
You can know whether or not the bills have been dispatched. Sometimes, when I can’t find my bills, I assume Jenny, my girlfriend, might have paid it. It was recently I found Jenny never pays any bill. She wants me to spend everywhere. Anyway, if you pay bills online, you can avoid such misunderstandings. You would know which bills have been dispatched and which among them is paid. It’s like having a payment manager, if there exists one.