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Maybe instant banking isn't all good

September 24th, 2007 at 04:31 pm

We are planning a last minute (well last week anyway) trip to PA, and one of the things needed to be done (that might actually get done) is making sure all the bills will be paid while gone.

I love online bill pay, but I hate the fact that it could go very wrong...Not that the snail mail system never lost a check..just that I guess seeing immediate proof of payment makes me feel like I need that proof, whereas the old snail mail was sent of with a 'lick and a prayer' cause there wasn't a thing else to be done.

So all this instant news just means I have to check each day! Though for me, that is good, I will either do it nearly every day, or hardly at all!

4 Responses to “Maybe instant banking isn't all good”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    You know, that's actually very, very good point. That's also why none of my bills are on automatic bill pay. I do pay online, but pay them all manually. This way, it also forces me to look at each bills and know where my money is going. With automatic billpay, it would have been too easy to forget about the bills, other than how much has been taken out of my checking.

  2. Aleta Says:

    I agree with both of you. I do my bill pay manually as well. I just don't trust the system completely either. I print out my pay print sheet which has my confirmation number on it and I check on mine as well. Like BA says, it is a time to check and make sure everything is right and that you are staying where you should be on your budget.

  3. nanamom Says:

    Thats why we pay the extra to get our phone hooked up to tether to the computer. We take his work laptop and I can still check on things while we are gone.

  4. Aleta Says:

    That is so smart. I think laptops are so great just because of that reason alone.

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