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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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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.
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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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Defaulting on early termination charges out of a phone contract

I was wondering what the consequences are: is your credit history ruined, or merely dinged? Is the blow recoverable? Can the carrier try to get the money back in court? I assume you'll wind up ...
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Which documents are important to retain?

The IRS requires individuals living in the United States to retain certain documents, for audit purposes. Are there any other documents that are useful to retain, in addition to those already ...
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Unpaid medical bill - Collection Notice

I do not have any debt in the past 10 years in US. I have good credit score 715+. This has been the case from the beginning. Of late, I had a minor medical emergency and my insurance paid some amount ...
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What type of person do i need to manage my life

I'm looking for a person or group that can handle my financials. (for a fee or not (Fee to me means maybe 1-200 a month.)) I want to be able to give them access to the bank account and over see the ...
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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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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 to organize bills and receipts?

I have a problem of disorganizing the bills and warranty cards, receipts of bills payed. In fact, I consider them as trivial at one moment, when I need it for a warranty upon the damage of my product, ...
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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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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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What is a utility biller?

I came across this credit card which offers 5% cashback on utility billers like electricity, gas, water and more and 0.5% on any category which does not get the 5% cashback. However, I will take that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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