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Paying Bills Online to Get Out of Debt

By Edited May 11, 2014 1 1

If you are trying to get out of debt then you should be paying bills online. There are many small things that can lead to a debt problem. One of these things that can add up is late charges that companies will add to your account if you are even a day late with a payment. You can fight this problem and many more with paying bills online to stay organized.


Just about every company now allows you to start paying bills online. They do this because overall it costs them less money to collect payments through a web site. Many companies even offer incentives if you decide to use this method to help you to get out of debt. A good payment strategy can go a long way to getting you the financial freedom that you want.


Step One


Go to the web site of each one of your bills to see if they have a direct way of paying bills online through them. Many sites have it set up that you can create an account that will allow you to have access to your entire bill and amount due. You will need to create a user name and password for each paying bills online account that you create.


Step Two


For the companies that you owe money to that do not have an option to pay directly through the site, you may still be able to set up a way of paying bills online for them. Mycheckfree is one of the many sites that will set up a way to pay many of these amounts. This is good for the fat that you can have many different payments on one site that you can do.


Step Three


Once you have signed up to start paying bills online, you will want to stop paper bills from coming to your house. Many companies will email you your payment due information. This is a great way to have a reminder right in front of you of when you need to make your payment. You will not lose a paper bill and miss a payment date again. This will cut down on your late fees and help you to get rid of debt.


Step Four


Schedule payments in advance on the sites that allow you to do this. When paying bills online, the companies try to make it as easy as possible for you to get out of debt. You can go in and schedule your payment to automatically come out of your account before it is due and when you know that you will have the cash in your account.


Step Five


If you feel comfortable with paying bills online, you can sign up for automatic payments. This is when the company takes your payment out of your bank account every month without you having to do anything. You will definitely never miss a payment again this way. You will be on your way to getting out of debt and improving your credit score when you do this.



Sep 16, 2010 6:21pm
I love paying my bills online. It makes life sooo much simpler!
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