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Bill payee can't find my payment and threatens debt recovery action

TL/DR Bill payee can't find my bank transfer and threatens debt recovery action. What to do? A family member is studying at a major UK university. Quarterly or so, the university raises tuition bills. ...
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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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Professionals who provide the same services as Mint; i.e. personal expense tracking & analysis?

Not long ago I went to a financial advisor/money manager for a discussion of all (I mean all) my finances and was needing some analytics in the short term to decide what smart actions to take for the ...
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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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How can I fairly give the option to be paid in Bitcoin?

I'm a freelancer who bills per hour and invoices my clients at the end of the month. The total amount is represented in my local currency. I also give the option for my clients to pay in Bitcoin at a ...
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Hotel lost my clothes; sent them to my home; now I am being chased to pay for delivery

I was traveling in Singapore and my hotel lost some of my clothes during cleaning. When I checked out they said they couldn't find them and asked me if I wanted them shipped to me when they found ...
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Automatic payment *after* payment due date: why?

My water bill has an option for automatic payment, which I would like to enroll in (as it would be convenient), but something it mentions about the dates gives me pause: on the page to set it up, it ...
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How do people with multiple credit cards keep track of their due dates and not miss payments?

I never spend more than I have and always intend to pay the full balance on my credit card statements. Because the due date changes and because they are different for each card, I sometimes forget and ...
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Is there any risk in sending copies of my ID and utility bills to a company that cold-called me?

I'm shopping around for solar and a company called me. I'm a bit suspicious, due to some what I think might be red flags: The first caller could answer few questions, spoke with a heavy accent, could ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Time limit on sending invoices in the United States

Is there a time limit on how long one can wait to send an invoice? E.g. supposing a contractor does some work, and does not issue the invoice promptly. Is there some time limit to sending the invoice, ...
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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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Am I legally bound to pay an unexplained bill?

I live in the UK and I recently switched suppliers from E.ON to E.ON Next. I didn't even realise this was a switch, I intentionally didn't switch to a new company so that my smart metre would still ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GnuCASH - How to split a single bill in multiple due dates for payment?

It happens often that I have a single bill from a vendor and the payment is split along multiple dates, but I can't get how to do that and Gnucash docs don't explain it much. So far, I split the bill ...
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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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I received an invoice with a due date in the past, is it valid?

I recently received an invoice from a company requesting immediate payment. The due date on the invoice was before the issue date of the invoice and I received the invoice around 10 days after that ...
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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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