I am frenetic when it comes to paying bills. I cannot stand when a bill is unpaid! Sometimes when a bill arrives in the mail, I will pay months in advance because I hate owing something to someone. I also know that it will clear up clutter around the house so I can maintain organization.
Rent is due. Thankfully, I have automatic payments set up so they punch the account whenever they need to and I don’t have to worry about when it comes out. Renter’s insurance is due next month. However, I am waiting for an insurance premium refund so that it ultimately does not cost us anything. It is driving me crazy!! I have zero patience. I would love nothing more than to write a check and be done with it. But, I am going to (try to) practice being patient.
In April, I got the car registration from the DMV for one vehicle due in June. I took the funds from our vehicle “sinking fund” and wrote a check. I did the same thing when I received the other vehicle registration back in February (due this month in May). I wanted to get the car stickers on as fast as possible because then I don’t have to worry about it for a year. “Set it and forget it.”
Electricity bill, utility bill and internet are all the same way. It may not be due for 2-3 weeks, and I still write a check. If we don’t have enough funds in the checking account, I will move from savings and replenish when we get paid. That is how mad I am at owing someone.
What about you? Do you pay your bills early? Do you pay right on time? Do you pay late? I would really like to know as my curiosity is peaked…