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Should I pay myself back for paying family's rent out of our pool of money?

A few months ago, I paid the $1,500 rent on the house where my family and I lived. My siblings and I are in college and we work part time jobs to get by. My father could not afford to pay the rent ...
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$7300 medical billing error reported to credit agencies

I opened up a Credit Karma account and noticed a collection in the amount of $7368. It was originated from Eisenhower Medical center. So I called Eisenhower to inquire and after 45 minutes on the ...
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Scheduling bill payments exactly on pay day - dangerous risk of overdraft?

Every payday, my pay is deposited into my Citibank checking account by ACH transfer. Before pay day there is close to $0 in my checking account, as most of it is transferred to savings. Usually in ...
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Safe method of paying for a Gym Membership?

After looking into joining a gym, I can't help but notice that all of them require a credit or debit card or a checking account number to join. I've also noticed that the contracts they require you ...
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Auto-pay credit card from checking account: Bad idea?

Many credit card companies offer customers to make their payments via automatic direct debit from their checking accounts. Is this potentially a bad idea for cardholders? One thing that concerns me is ...
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Is sales tax for online purchases based on billing- or shipping address?

My question is simply clarification: when I make a purchase online, is the sales tax applied based on my billing or shipping address? Possibly similar (possibly illegal?) but with no up-voted or ...
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What happens if someone bought most $100 bills? [closed]

Lets say Jeff Besos and Bill Gates get really high one day and decide to liquidate all their assets, buy up all $100 bills they can get their hands on (lets say 90% of all bills in circulation) and ...
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Are there cons to paying monthly bills with a rewards card and then paying it off monthly?

I have a rewards card I really like and we have about $5k in bills monthly. Almost all of them I could setup to pay out of this card. That would earn about $600+ in rewards annually, which would ...
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Should I pay an erroneous bill in collections if it is a tiny amount?

I have a very small bill amounting to $43. I was billed this amount when a medical services company sent me a product that I did not order. (It was probably ordered on my behalf by a doctor I visited....
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How to categorize time spent on family work as billable expense

I have spent 20 hours building a family member a website. While I am not actually sending them an invoice and having them pay it, I did spend billable time on it that I could had spent on paying ...
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If a check is written for bill, but account number is not mentioned on memo line, is it still processed?

On some of the bills I've seen mentions to add account number on check's memo line, but on others - no mention. Hence's this question. For the sake of example, suppose I've got bill from internet ...
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How many days does Bank of America need to clear a bill pay check

In the US, some banks generously offer a "bill pay" service, which is an online page that allows you to mail a (paper) check to a US address. Most banks don't change for this service, which "saves you ...
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Can you bill customer service for your time if they were in the wrong?

I just spent 2 hours with Comcast for a erroneous bill issue. In the end, it went my way, the charges I questioned were not supposed to be on my bill. They had a mis-communication. My question is, ...
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Is paying your bills and loans one day before it's due a good practice?

I am a full time working professional. I have the habit of paying my bills and loans a day before it's due. That way I've got more cash on hand. However, I've also read that it is better to pay off ...
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How can I negotiate a medical bill that seems excessive?

My son's pediatrician referred us to an occupational therapist for an assessment. The pediatrician was concerned about the way my son was holding a pencil with both hands. The details aren't that ...
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Should I keep online bill-pay confirmation numbers?

I pay some bills/credit cards via website or over-the-phone payment systems. These systems give you a confirmation number/reference number. Is there a point to recording these confirmation numbers? ...
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Alternatives to Intuit's PayTrust service for online bill viewing and bill payment? [closed]

I've been a long-time user of PayTrust. The idea behind the service is great: I can receive bills through PayTrust, view them online and set up payment rules to pay them automatically. However, Intuit ...
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How to pay U.S. bills while living in Canada with Canadian income?

I'm from the U.S., but I'm living in Canada and all my income is in Canadian dollars. What good options do I have for paying my American bills? Currently, the best option that's been presented to me ...
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What does paying by invoice mean?

I was trying to buy a book from Springer in the Yellow Sale 2012. I chose to pay by invoice, without knowing what it means!?! Further, if it matters -- I filled in: Billing address, Shipping address ...
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Dentist screwed me on a bill. Do I have any options?

A while ago I switched dentists. Despite reading a bunch of research about how the #1 predictor of high dental bills is switching dentists, my dentist proposed a "deep cleaning" and said my dental ...
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Generic name for the smallest unit of currency?

For example, in Canada and the US, it's a "cent", in Bitcoin it's the "satoshi", in Bahrain it's the "fil". What's a generic word that means "smallest unit of this currency"? By "smallest" I mean ...
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Day Late on Delivery of Bill to Verizon

I'm pretty new to the adult world, I just paid my 7th Verizon bill, but I submitted the payment online. The bill asked for payment due by a Monday, and the earliest the bank can deliver the check is ...
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Can I pay for my wife's hospital bill from my HSA?

My wife is on a different insurance plan than me. Different provider and all. I have a HSA that my employer and I contribute to every paycheck. Can I pay for my wife's hospital bill with my HSA ...
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Setting up bill pay to an individual's checking account

How can I set up automatic bill pay from my checking account to deposit into somebody else's checking account? I know their routing number and account number, and the name of their bank (US Bank in ...
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How long after a hotel stay can you be billed in the US?

TL/DR: I stayed in a hotel and haven't been billed yet. At what point am I no longer legally responsible for the debt? I used a well known website (expedia) to book a hotel room for a week in a small ...
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Time limit for health-insurance to pay doctor bill and send EOB

I'm in the middle of another dispute between an in-network doctor's billing office and my health insurance company (HIC). My health insurance has not yet paid the bill due to a dispute over some ...
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How can I minimize the costs of using paper checks?

I'm a college student, and much as I prefer doing my banking online, I often need to use paper checks for things like paying the rent, splitting bills with roommates, random university fees not ...
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Safest bet for monthly billing dates when paid bi-weekly

So while the best answer is to budget (along the line of the answers to this question) and use a second, preferably interest-bearing, account to even out the pain of monthly bills, I'm curious if ...
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Can business in Australia charge a transaction fee for using a credit card?

Related to the question of whether a merchant can charge you more if you want to use a credit card, I'm wondering if this is a common practice in Australia (and if the question I just linked to is ...
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Car Insurance Bill: Should I pay the minimum amount due or the statement balance?

According to my USAA auto insurance bill: minimum amount due: the lowest amount due for your policy to remain current statement balance: the balance of your billed policy premiums at the time of your ...
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ER Physician did not bill health insurance

This is a little more than just the ER Physician not billing insurance. I ran my credit report in June and realized that a collection agency has a bill on there from 2012, that they just reported in ...
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Got charged ridiculous amount for doctor's walk in visit. What are my options?

I went to a local doctor's office that takes walk ins. The visit was normal, they took my vitals, doctor saw me, and prescribed some meds. A few weeks later I got a bill in the mail for $400. That'...
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Automatic bill payment - direct deposit or automatic checks through mail?

I have a personal account with BOA and I'm curious how I should set up my automatic payments (to utilities, landlord and friends). Should I A) go directly to the companies (that have to pay) and ...
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Insurance company demands extra payment for marketplace healthcare

My brother went to the marketplace to get insurance. He picked a plan and has paid on time every month. Today he was told by his insurance that he owed an additional 1300 dollars. The marketplace had ...
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What happens if I don't pay utility bill even after repeated customer service interaction to stop the service?

It's a slightly long story. I live in an apartment building in MN (US). There was a mistake when I moved in and eventually the gas utility for the building remained in my name. Usually it is supposed ...
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How does the government shutdown affect treasury bills?

I'm investing in treasury bills directly through the treasury and was wondering how the government shutdown affects those bills. Will they still be auctioned? Has a government shutdown in the past ...
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Building Credit [duplicate]

I'm 19 years old and recently opened a secured credit card with my local credit union in order to build credit. I payed off my balance last month and this one in full just because I was already paying ...
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How much time does one have to pay an invoice in Australia?

How long, legally, does one have, to pay an invoice? I have done extensive research on this, and there are too many contradictions on the Internet and a lot of it seems, to me, to be hearsay. I cannot ...
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What happens to small bills if they are unpaid?

I understand that bills are sold to collection agencies if they are unpaid. But what about very small bills then? For example, say if there is a bill of less than $10.00, will the company bother to ...
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Coding Expenses to Vendors Without Entering a Bill in GnuCash? [closed]

In QuickBooks, when using the "Batch Transactions" window to enter transactions, I can allocate the transaction to a vendor without creating a bill. I.e., when I charge an "Office Expense" for copy ...
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Verizon and I disagree about the duration of a contract. Do I have any recourse?

A little less than a year ago, I purchased an iPad with service from Verizon Wireless and getting what I was told was a one-year contract for $100 off of a device of just under $1000 of the price. (...
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How to edit/unpost a posted bill in GnuCash 2.6.1

I created a vendor bill and posted it. After posting it I realized I made a mistake in the amount entered in the bill. The GnuCash Help Manual states on page 79: Before you can edit a posted bill,...
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Organizing finances and assigning a number to each record type

I hope someone can help re-word my question... but I'm looking for a numeric or alphanumeric system to help me categorize income and expenses by type. I'm not interested in a system that separates "...
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Bill Pay Funds Not Payed

I am using Bill Pay at my local credit union. It works well in general. The big catch to me is, the money is removed from my account on the day the payee is to receive the check. Other than the ...
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If I work as a freelancer, do I need a company to invoice my customer?

I am from Malaysia. Recently, I found a company in Singapore that wants to hire me as a freelancer. How should we do the payments? I have a bank account in Singapore and I am wondering if there will ...
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Pay bill now or later?

Recently I was hit with some hospital bills. Here are some details: Bill total is $2260.93. Discount if paid immediately: new bill total $1695.70. This is a one time offer today; otherwise full ...
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Need to pay for urgent care that did nothing but send me to the ER?

My daughter went to urgent care, but they took one look at her and told me I had to bring her to the ER downtown instead. So, we did that, and thankfully she is now okay. In addition to the big bill ...
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Question about a Medical Bill

I went to a dermatologist and had a my moles checked for skin cancer. When the lady was done she said she found 2 that were questionable. I asked her how much it would be to have them removed and she ...
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Online Bill Payment question

Scenario: I'm having checking accounts with two separate banks (USA) respectively. I need to transfer funds from one account to another using a online bill payment facility provided by one of the bank....
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How can I pay a credit card bill for a company that doesn't provide an automatic payment service?

Credo Credit Cards do not offer an automatic payment feature is there a way I can automatically pay the monthly statement automatically? I checked mint.com's billpay and they only list credo mobile.