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Paying Bills Online Is Easy and Green

Do You Pay All Your Bills Online?

It must be tax season, because I'm in a money mood; combine that with the recession, and it's one of the main things on my mind lately.

One thing I've tried to do is streamline the way I manage my money, and I accomplish that with technology; in addition to some great websites and services for managing money, I've tried to move all of my bill-paying online. If the place I need to pay has an online service to pay my bill, I use that, and if they don't, I simply set it up with my bank. In addition to being green, I have an electronic record of things I did pay or didn't.

Of course, I still have a bill I have to pay the old-fashioned way: my rent. Other than that, I have almost no use for my checkbook anymore.

What about you? Have you moved toward paying all your bills online?

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i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 8 years
i don't even have a checkbook anymore. my bank will cut a paper check if i need them to, so there's really no point.
simplystella simplystella 8 years
* not everyone is computer-savvy nowadays (0o) (isn't there an edit button somewhere? ;P)
simplystella simplystella 8 years
I pay my bills online for a number of reasons. Not only I avoid lots of fees, I can even pay bills on lunch or Sunday or even at night if I want - extremely useful when you run a business and have so poor spare time! Online banks are a great invention ;D @ starangel : yeah there's always one or two bills that has to be paid the old way. Kinda sucks but hey, Inot everyone is computer-savy nowaday (0o
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
i use my banks online bill pay and i avoid fees plus i don't have to remember tons of log ins to keep my bills current.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 8 years
Some of my utilities charge for online payment. I just don't get that.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I pay most online, but I have two bills that require me to mail payment to them. Sucks.
komler komler 8 years
I've never owned a checkbook. Most places here stopped accepting checks a couple of years ago - now everything is either paid online, by card, or going to the bank to do it. By the time I started paying my own bills, it was already not something my bank offered as an automatic service, as they did with the online banking. I was actually at a conference dinner in the south of France (Pyrinees area) 6-8 years ago, where they didn't have a method for accepting credit cards - all they took were cash or checks - and nobody at the dinner carried a check book with them any more, so there was scrounging about in pockets and wallets to look for spare cash. ;)
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I pay all of my bills through WAMU online. The chance of it being lost in the mail with no trace is a bit more stressful than having an electronic trace of what I did or what I attempted to do.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
OK, you guys convinced me! I set up my BOA online bill pay. ;)
superduperfantastic superduperfantastic 8 years
i pay what i can online, even issuing checks from my bank through there, but sometimes i have to fill out a form and send it back with the payment, so i have to do it the old-fashioned way. :/
luckykarma luckykarma 8 years
I pay some of my bills in person (like car, electric, water, rent) and i pay my cell with the ivr over the phone, but sometimes I will pay online.
tiffanyfuchsia tiffanyfuchsia 8 years
I was about to make the same comment about Bank of America. I would be a mess if I couldn't pay my bills online!
malpal4426 malpal4426 8 years
If you're a Bank of America customer, you can set up your Bill Pay to even pay for things like rent. You just give them all the information and they send the check.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
I don't pay any bills online. I'm old school.
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
I pay all of my bills online and like it that way!
soul-bypass soul-bypass 8 years
Most of them are paid through checks but if they're way past due and service will be cut off before they get it in the mail then I'll pay online so they get it right away.
Twisted-Elegance Twisted-Elegance 8 years
the only bill i don't pay online is my car payment because they charge me $5 if i pay online.. what is that!? so if they didn't charge me every single time i would pay all my bills online. its so much easier! :)
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