On why I hate electronic bills

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Paper bills are easy.  You have them on your desk, and you write on them when you pay them.

But electronic ones.. 

Aside from getting lost in the clutter of email I get every day (which I've remediated somewhat by automatically filing important ones into a "To Action" folder), you have no way of knowing if you've paid them or not, without hunting through bank statements.  So painful.

I do like having an electronic copy, as it does save paper and scanning time, but I really need a better system of processing electronic bills.

Some bills I pay by direct debit, and some that are fixed get an auto payment.  But some billers make it very difficult to setup direct debit (this is 2018 I should NOT need to have to fill out a paper form!!).

So fun times.

Not.

Other than bill nonsense, I was pretty impressed that my Monday night routine including doing my washing, cooking, eating and cleaning up after dinner was done by 7pm.  The sweetie helped cook which was nice :)

Then I watched a special Dad taped off tv back in 1988 about the Bicentennary.  At least part of it anyway.  And finally finished a 2000 piece jigsaw I've been working on for what feels like ages.

Oh, and I set a new high score for myself in 2048 - 80200!

3 Comments

Sylvia Johnson said:

I find direct debits work really well for me. The only ones not on direct debit are insurances and car stuff.

February 5, 2018 10:53 PM

   

David said:

As soon as I get an electronic bill, I put a calendar entry into Outlook with an alarm set. This is synced to my iCloud, so I get a notification on my phone on the day it is due.

The other way to deal with it is to pay the bill immediately that you receive it, but that increases interest payments.

February 6, 2018 5:31 PM

   

Kazza the Blank One said:

I have calendar entries for bills. And I can schedule a payment so it doesn't pay straight away. But they still disappear into email clutter.

February 6, 2018 5:53 PM

   

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