Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Works for me Wednesday


It's time for Works for Me Wednesday!
My tip for today is about paying bills. I always round up when paying things like gas, electric, telephone or any of those things you pay monthly. I usually go up to the nearest $5, so if the bill is 37.56, I pay $40. The extra is credited to my account and it's easier to balance out my checkbook. It's an easy thing that works for me!
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18 comments:

Bonnie said...

You are so smart !!!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I LOVE that idea. You know, it would sure help with balancing the check book. Thank you for the tip.

Jennifer said...

That never would have even crossed my mind. What and easy thing to make life more simple.
Smiles!

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent idea Mari!!


My wednesday sketch post is HERE if you'd like to stop by to view.

Brooke said...

i'd never thought of that. a cleaner checkbook would cut back on those ESP (error some place) check book entries!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thanks..I seldom do that..you reinforced something positive here-

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

Love that Mari...great idea!

Kathy said...

Danny does the same thing...and because our schedule is a bit crazy, and he's often out and about, he'll pay ahead a month if at all possible so as to avoid those crazy late fees.

Melody @ 6 Feet Over said...

Mari!! It's me, Melody, from Pennies In My Pocket. So glad you're still here. Long story short, I had a LOT going on and had to take a break from the blog world for a while. I'm back, but with a different blog.

I LOVE this idea and my father-in-law does this. Sometimes he'll even add $5. It really adds up and comes in handy when things are tight later on.

~melody~

Mom2fur said...

What a great idea! 8 cents here and a nickel there doesn't seem like much, but (like coupons), every little bit adds up to a big bit!

Kim said...

I love anything that makes paying bills/balancing the checkbook easier! Excellent idea.

Betty said...

Great tip. We are lucky here and it´s automatically debited our account, if you wish.
I´m finally back to reading blogs and having time to comment.

Deb said...

Always puts ya a little ahead, i try to do that too:)have a great day:)

Pat said...

What a great idea!
I was balancing my checkbook today and there was a tiny few cent error somewhere that drove me nuts till I found it!

septembermom said...

What a smart idea! I should try it!

Sandra said...

That's a great idea!!! My way would probably drive most people crazy, but I always have more in my checking than I show on my register just in case I need it some day.

Meghan said...

Good tip. If you pay online, you save a stamp too.

Life with Kaishon said...

That is a great tip Mari! I love it!