I just switched our gas bill to auto-payment. I’d let our email go for a while and when I finally got around to looking at it, I saw that our gas bill is due in a couple of days. The gas bill is paid by credit card for no additional charge so I figured, why not just auto-pay it.
Usually I like to keep our energy bills paid manually even if I pay them via credit card online because I like to keep an eye on our energy and water consumption and to make sure nothing weird is going on. Our regular utilities that cost the same every month (internet, netflix, etc.) no matter what I’ve been happy to let automatically charge the credit card bill.
But lately I just haven’t had as much time or attention. So… hopefully I’ll notice any unusual gas bills when I go over the credit card statement.
I’ll still manually pay bills that come from our bank account or that charge extra for credit card billing. But who knows, maybe I will relax that in the future. We’ll see.
How do you decide which bills to automate and which to pay manually?