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brianjb
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Re: I screwed up / What is my recource


MmeLucie wrote:

That is such a relief!!! Thank you guys, for responding so quickly. I really appreciate it. I will look into auto pay. I never want this to happen again. 


I set all of my cards to auto pay the minimum, so I'm never late.  If I want to pay more, I do it manually

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Re: I screwed up / What is my recource


brianjb wrote:

MmeLucie wrote:

That is such a relief!!! Thank you guys, for responding so quickly. I really appreciate it. I will look into auto pay. I never want this to happen again. 


I set all of my cards to auto pay the minimum, so I'm never late.  If I want to pay more, I do it manually


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I do the same. Except, BOA. They have some archaic auto pay system so it still EFT my bank account even if the card is at a zero balance or another payment has been made. It's really stupid. 

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Pat94108
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Re: I screwed up / What is my recource

As others have said, you should be fine. However, auto-pay should be your new best friend :smileyhappy:

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MmeLucie
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That is a great idea!

 

I'm going to set that up :smileyhappy:

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longtimelurker
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While I am a strong advocate of auto-pay (I use PIF as the default, if it is there to protect you from forgetting to make a payment, may as well protect you from paying interest as well) but it doesn't replace fiscal management.   While a late fee is bad, so are unexpected overdraft fees, so remember to make sure that the account used has enough money to cover any auto-pay.

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Capital One reported me late for TWO DAYS PAST MY DUE DATE.....not once but TWICE. 

 

Keep an EYE on your reports.  It's an uphill battle with them.


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