Travel Preparation 3: Helpful Tips On Paying Your Bills While On Vacation

‘Did all the bills payment for December in advance and asked my dear cousin to mail them on the date I specified on the note before we left.

When going on a vacation for a long period of time, it is recommended to keep all the bills paid while you are away.

  • Check and list down when the bills come and take note of their due dates.  This is very important so you won’t overlook or miss any thing.
  • If you are like us who still use checks to pay bills, write them post-dated.  Check your funds to be sure you have enough money to cover the bills while you are away.  Or else, you will be charged for bounced checks and late payments.  That’s would be a very big hassle.
  • If you do not have the payment slips available for some bills, call the company and tell them about your upcoming trip.  Ask what is the right thing to do to pay your bills without the payment slip and where to send the payment.
  • On the other hand, if you are paying your bills online, you can set an auto payment from your online banking system.

In our situation, I asked my dear cousin to mail our bills payment for us.  You can also ask a trusted neighbor to do this favor for you too.