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One of these days...

... I'll be able to pay all of my bills online.

As of right now though the stupid electric company does not offer online bill payment. Not the end of the world, but a tad annoying since that means I either have to go buy stamps, or go swing by their main offices to drop off my payment.

At this rate, I figure within a year or so I won't even need actual checks for my checking account (seeing as I've pretty much memorized the routing and account numbers from the bottom of the checks).

In other news I'm almost not sick. I intend to be even less sick tomorrow and possibly even entirely not sick by Friday.


Just curious, Do you pay bills online via each company's website or have online banking where it's automatically withdrawn?
I'm reallllly nervous about switching over completely to online banking.... I've heard more than a few horror stories.
I pay all my bills via each companies online bill pay system. My bank (Wells Fargo) offers a unified bill pay system, but a) it costs extra and b) it need a lead time of several days in order to get bills paid so it's not really worth it IMO.

I haven't heard many horror stories about online bill paying although I do make a point of using only my personal checking account (i.e. the one with relatively little $$ in it, usually just enough to cover bills) to pay bills and buy stuff online with. My savings account and the business checking accounts are completely seperate from it and as such they can't really be affected should the personal checking account be compromised. That and I'm pretty good about checking my account every day or two so I have a good grasp of what's going on day by day and any unusual activity would be easy to spot (not that there's ever been any).

On the whole I feel pretty safe doing stuff online, but I'm also really careful about keeping my computer clear of spyware and viruses (running Linux helps) so I pretty much feel that the convenience outweighs any potential problems.