Can you pay my bills…


Can you pay my telephone bills. Can you pay my auto-mo-bills…

Well. That’s what I call an inspired bit of songwriting. Auto-mo-bills.

I saw Beyonce and company sing that song in Miami at a benefit concert for Haiti. Beyonce said, “Now don’t y’all get the wrong  impression of what we trying to say in this heah song…”

(Remember when she used to have a thick country accent?)

Beyonce and company got booed. Badly.

Can you imagine?

Anyhoo. I always think of that song on the first of the month because that’s when I pay the bills.

I would love to hear from my dear readers on this one.

How/when do you pay your bills? Do you pay them all in one fell swoop? Sit down with all the bills and pay what you can or pay the full balance due for everything. Pay online? By phone? By mail with a check and a stamp?

I feel like I have a different method for every bill and it drives me crazy. I think it’s a testament to poor money planning. If I had it right,I’d have everything deducted automatically each month.

But. As we all know, I’m a freelancer. It’s feast or famine. Sometimes Comcast and Sprint have to wait until King, (sob!) pays me my money.

So though the bills do get paid, it’s always a frazzling experience.

How do you handle it?

5 Responses to “Can you pay my bills…”

  1. jay1 Says:

    the video for that song is why i still have a crush on beyonce.

  2. Hanif Says:

    Online banking, if I didn’t have it I would forget to pay my bills. I have everything preset to come out 10 days before the due date. Sometimes they screw up and don’t send the bills to my bank on time, but my bank sends me an email, and I hop to it.

    If I had to sit at the kitchen table with all my bills out like my mom used to, it would drive me crazy. With my method, you have to keep some cushion, I learned that the hard way.

  3. la negrita Says:

    I generally pay mine in advance, though lately I’ve been pushing it. Even though my personal info is all out in cyberspace for the taking, I still don’t like paying bills online. The older I get, the more paranoid I become. I don’t think I’ll ever be comfortable with auto bill pay. My money ain’t long enough to quell any fears about ending up in the red. Plus, I don’t like the idea. I’ll pay you when I get good and ready! In a perfect world, I’d cut checks to everyone two weeks before the due date.

  4. Timothy Says:

    yes it makes all the sense in the world to me to pay my bills online…but i dont do it.

  5. Jovi Says:

    A combo of auto, on-line, and stamps. Still cant keep things straight and end up paying late fees, grumble, grumble.

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