I am not an agent of change. In fact, I’m quite set in my ways. But I made a radical move last month and switched entirely to online billing… doing my bit to save the planet.
It didn’t start off too well. Something went wrong along the way and I nearly got locked out on my first attempt to log in to Contact Energy. But aside from that, I think online billing and me are gonna get along juuuust fine.
Up until a month ago, I used to pay my paper bills on or just before the due date. They would sit in a pile on my desk for a couple of weeks, then I’d trot down to the post office on my lunch break to pay them over the counter. I really don’t know why – reluctance to fork over my money? Wanting it to earn a tiny bit of interest in the bank over the rest of the month?
But now I pay them as soon as I get them. It’s just too easy to forget about an emailed invoice, and I’m paranoid about internet banking and possible payment delays.
Do you pay your bills when they arrive, or on the due date? Why?