I hate to pay bills

@savypat (20246)
United States
January 10, 2012 11:37am CST
I know that this is stupid, maybe even immoral, after all if I spend it I know that I must pay for it. I save all year for the big bills that come this time of year and I am very thankful that I can save, but every year when taxes and water bills come due I hate to pay them. What a fool.
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29 responses
• United States
10 Jan 12
That does not make you a fool. Your not the only one who feels like this. I hate to pay for heat in the winter..
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
10 Jan 12
You aren't a fool at all! Well, unless most of us are. I think most of us work so hard for our money that it is hard to part with it for things like stupid bills. I pay my bills and they are always on time but I can't with any honesty say that I like to because I don't. I hate it.
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@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
10 Jan 12
Yes, I hate it too! And it always seems like life is a never ending stream of bills that need to get paid. Darn! I think it's the lifestyle that I've gotten used to. Got to do something about it.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
13 Jan 12
I don't think there i anyone who wants to pay taxes. I wish they would reform that and make it easier for everyone.
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
12 Jan 12
Everyone hates it! I believe everyone no matter rich or not, they want to use it for free.But it is impossible to have it for free. It is sad but that is the reality.... If it's fool to think that way then it is not just you but everyone~(^^)
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@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
11 Jan 12
Yup! It's hard to pay bill but this is our obligation to the services they provide to us. Even if that is difficult to accept in our mind we should follow the law...
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
11 Jan 12
This is part of life. We earn we pay what we incurred. As much as we want to keep much of what we earned but it has become our commitments to pay bills as they come. We don't eat the pie alone.
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• United States
11 Jan 12
I think it's hard to pay things like utility and credit card bills because they are for things we already have. It's not like handing over money at the cash register for new stuff. We don't really pay attention to the water and the electricity because they're always there, so it doesn't give that same good feeling as buying new stuff does. I'm also thankful that I live in an area that has good assistance programs, for those situations when I just can't pay my bills. I know that if I can't pay my heating bill, I can apply for LIHEAP and get help with it. There's food stamp programs to ensure I can feed my family and tax credits that mean I don't end up owing at the end of the year.
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11 Jan 12
i think we all hate to pay bills, the money we save is there but cannot be touched, at the end of the year, someone else gets it which sucks, but life is like that, we get nothing for free and have to work hard just to pay bills, that's how life is, i know i hate to pay bills, but if we didn't pay them, we would be in serious trouble
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@megamatt (14327)
• United States
11 Jan 12
I'm really sure that you're not in the minority. In fact most people these days fear bills. There are times where all of their money can vanish in an instant when these bills pop up. No matter how hard we work, it seems like we are merely just working to pay our bills a lot of the time. Not all of the time, but that is just really how it seems. I think that is just the fact that many people are trapped some never ending cycle to say the very least. There are just a lot of people who cringe when they see a bill that is due. Because they know that all of their hard earned money just really goes up right in smoke. Then again, that is the nature of life. Its always been that way. It just really seems rather worse somehow.
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@Woody7189 (247)
• United States
11 Jan 12
I understand how you feel. I am a responsible person and I understand that I must pay for the things that I use, yet somehow when it actually comes time to pay I will begin thinking about all the other things that I can use that money for. I think that it is a fairly normal reaction. If only we could have those things for free...lol
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@marguicha (102152)
• Chile
10 Jan 12
I wish bills got paid by a miracle but know it will not be so. So I have almost all my bills paid by my Bank so that I don´t forget. Taxes and other bills I don´t pay each month, I try to save as much as posible so that it doesn´t come as a complete disaster.
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
10 Jan 12
I know just how you feel! I save all year to pay my taxes and I also have an emergency fund and a medical fund. When I see those balances increasing and building up it is a wonderful feeling knowing I can take care of my bills but when I actually have to pay the bills and see the money disappear it is disappointing. All that work, thrift and effort to build up the pot only to empty it and start all over again! Oh well, at least we have the means and the discipline to do it, right?
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10 Jan 12
Hi,Pat, Me too,I hate to see my money going out of my pocket and I wait as long as I can before paying them.I want to pay less, but I never can.I don't remember when was the last time when I paid less than I expected.I know that when I buy service, I have to pay for it, but I never want to.:)It's a common feeling for people who have to spend their hard earned money on never ending bills.
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@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
10 Jan 12
I believe it is our responsibility to pay those water and electricity bills. We use is that is why we must pay for it. The hate part comes only when you don't have money to pay and save your bill from disconnection.
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@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
10 Jan 12
You are not a fool! There is no one on this earth that can say they love to pay their bills or taxes. Most could only be grateful that they have the money to pay them. That is why I'm so grateful for Gods blessings that I have very little bills to pay. I paid the mortgage off, no credit card bills and no heating bills because I live in Puerto Rico.
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
10 Jan 12
what makes me sigh is our van. we need it as we live in the suburbs but there always seems to be going something wrong and then on top of it, the price of gas!
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10 Jan 12
Hi, No one pay bill to government or any other services then how they run their organization successful.As we are using it then we have pay our rent or any thing that we use, so we must our bill without hate that. I hard to accept who are unlike to pay their usage bill, but we have to do that......... This is my opinion friends........
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@dodo19 (33612)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
10 Jan 12
I can certainly understand how you feel. It's not pleasant to have to pay your bills. We all have to pay them, but it doesn't mean that it's fun doing it.
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@Olleenz (3400)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 12
No one like it, even millionaire But obligation is obligation, we must pay for it.
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