This may be a dumb question, but what the heck, here goes:
Since I got my AMEX Skymiles I have been using it like I normally would use my checkcard. By this, I mean that I will charge gas, groceries, whatever else and record it in my checkbook as though I had paid cash. My intention was to pay off the balance on a weekly basis. Last week when I tried to pay though, it says there is no balance due and will not let me make a payment. There is obviously an "outstanding balance", just no actual current balance due. Will I only be able to make a payment on the AMEX once a month and will this make it look like I am always carrying a high balance? I wanted to do this so that I could earn the airline miles on money that I would already be spending anyway. I'm used to my Orchard Bank and Cap 1 cards that let you make payments whenever you want.