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It ended with a mouse click…


Not a check. No personal delivery.

A mouse click ended my debt with an online payment.



I put it off for as long as possible. Lovingly looked at my bank account balance for a few days. And then decided this morning it was finally time.

It won’t hit my bank account until Monday so I’ll be spending the next two days logging on to my online checking, looking at the balance, and promising my checking account it will eventually see that kind of money again when we save up our full emergency fund.

Next week? I’ll be updating about our celebrations. Hubby, baby, and I have all decided different ways to celebrate.

Excuse me, can I pay this bill?


I enjoy paying bills. I know. Sick. But, I like reducing debt so much that I feel good watching numbers go down. It’s a great feeling.

Anyway, I’m old school. I write checks to pay bills.

Yes, I know you can pay bills online.

I’m a nerd who likes writing checks.

I wrote a check to our utility company for about $60 and it hasn’t been cashed yet. No biggie right? Except, I wrote the check just over SIX months ago. I called about three months ago to make sure the payment was applied to my balance and it was… but the check remains un-cashed.

The friendly customer service person said my account was in good standing but when I asked her when the check would be cashed, she said to keep waiting.

So here we are, inching toward month SEVEN, and I’m confused as to what to do. Do I call the utility company and offer another check? Or do I lean back, kick my feet up, and figure it’s their loss?

What would you do?

*On a side note, this isn’t the first time this has happened to me. I paid another bill and more than a year went by. They never cashed the check and would not accept another payment because their system would not handle ‘double’ payments.