Do You Pay Your Bills Like Everyone Else?

We’ve all heard of “adulting.” And if we’re playing a quick game of word association, bill paying is one of the first things that comes to mind. Bills (unfortunately) are unavoidable. We all have to pay up or get punished forever with a scary-looking credit score. However, how we choose to pay those bills is completely different for everyone. From avoiding late fees like Trader Joe’s lines to favoring an “ignorance is bliss” approach, we each have a strategy (or lack thereof) to get us through to the next billing cycle.
After rolling out a handy bill-pay feature, our favorite personal-finance app, Mint, conducted a survey of 2,000 Americans to ask customers about just that — how they pay their bills. Respondents were characterized with five different payment personas: The Autopilot, The Points Person, The Tracker, The Optimist, and The Juggler. Which got us wondering, Where do we fit in? Read on to find out which persona is the most popular and which you are.
There’s no denying that bills are the worst. You watch your paycheck trickle in, then watch it flood out in the blink of an eye. Saving for a vacation, catching up on late fees, or investing in a summer wardrobe would be exponentially easier if you could live one month bill-free. That’s why we’ve partnered with Mint, our favorite budgeting and personal-finance app, to give one lucky winner $3,000 to help pay their bills for a month. Spend your paycheck exactly the way you want and leave those pesky monthly payments to us. Enter here to win, and pretty soon you could be saying sayonara to your bills and bonjour to a hefty vacation fund.
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