Which bill do you hate getting the most of the bills that you have to pay?

@kgwat70 (13396)
United States
December 16, 2006 3:00pm CST
Is there one particular bill that you fear the most or hate getting the most? Why do you hate that particular bill?
15 responses
@aimee750 (1117)
• United States
18 Dec 06
The gas bill. Our heating costs have skyrocketed over the past 1 1/2 years. It is absolutely outrageous. And where we live you have to have heat, it's not an option. I do keep it down as far as I can without having the kids get sick. I just hate seeing that bill come every month.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I agree that it is outrageous that the gas and electric bills have gone up by so much. I don't know how they expect us to live but we can blame our government and electric companies for this craziness.
@aimee750 (1117)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Absolutely, and thanks for the BR.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
17 Dec 06
This would have to be the Council Tax, which is payment to provide services such as refuge removal and street maintenance etcetera. I appreciate the need to provide such services and that they have to be financed in order to be provided, but the level of dissatisfaction that accompanies much of the service really makes me begrudge an annual bill of around £800.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
17 Dec 06
I have never heard of a council tax before. I think we are becoming dissatisfied with some of our trash services and now they are not taking away our leaves and yard waste, though they raised our cost.
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
20 Dec 06
Sorry, I should have realised the Council Tax is a British term so you would not know it. This is simply a payment to the local authorities to cover the cost of local services, or should I say lack of local services.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I don't really fear getting a bill...but I do dislike getting anything bigger than a $20. And that is only because buisnesses do not like to take anything higher than a $20 bill. So, if I go to the bank to get my check cashed, I will be sure to ask them to give me 20 dollar bills of less.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
17 Dec 06
The rate increases bother me more than the bills themselves, especially the electric bill. I am used to having lots of bills since I have my own place.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
17 Dec 06
ha ha I completely agree with you there too. Our gas bill increased when it was the worst time to increase....we had a blizzard not too long ago and we have been warned on the news that the increase came at the same time. How convenient for the gas company. grrr
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• United States
8 Jan 07
I hate getting the mortgage bill, as it is the highest bill of all. Which do you hate getting?
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
8 Jan 07
I hate getting my electric bill since I never know exactly how much it will be from month to month and with the rates being increased a lot that worries me more than any of my other bills.
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Property taxes 2 times a year, the gas bill in the winter, the electric bill in the summer, if the ac has to be used alot. The food bill monthly. I know that is more than one. I forgot the car insurance, house insurance. Oh well I hate them all, LOL.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
8 Jan 07
I agree that I hate them all too as they all keep going up and up and up and my paychecks keep getting smaller. :-(
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
20 Dec 06
The gas bill in the winter. You never knw how much it will be. Last year my highest was $424 for 1 month. That is awful.
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• United States
18 Dec 06
The electric bill from Avista. You never how much its going to be and they are ALWAYS wanting to raise their prices.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
29 Dec 06
Our electric rates went up by 60% this past May so we are feeling the pinch here now too. I try to conserve energy as much as I can to save money and bought light bulbs that will help save money on my bills.
@plumwish07 (4060)
• Indonesia
17 Dec 06
Offcourse my credit card bill coz my credit card not only use to pay my shopping but also another bill :( thats why its being higher amount
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
17 Dec 06
Those credit cards can be very dangerous and never pay bill with another credit card if you can avoid it otherwise you are not getting rid of your debt.
@nhtpscd (1418)
• Australia
17 Dec 06
I absolutely hate my mortgage bill. Second one would be my insurance!!
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
17 Dec 06
Mortgage bills do take a lot out of your wallet but I don't mind since it is my home and I know it is necessary. I just don't like the fact the monthly payments go up each year because of school and property taxes.
• Singapore
17 Dec 06
my credit card bills!! because i have 3 credit cards and each time i opened it, i will feel that an heart attack is coming...LOL i will wait until the last moment, before i will open the bill and pay it.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
17 Dec 06
I don't fear opening up my bills as I will open them up right away but I hesitate a bit to send out the check for the bills. LOL
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I was almost going to say the electric bill too but I am on a set budget with them and its the same amount every month. Its just the highest monthly one I have. But the bill I hate the most only comes once a year. Its our school and property tax. Its about $500-600. And we always forget to put money away for it, or if we do put money away, we end up needing the money for something else. And they won't take partial payments, its either all or nothing.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
16 Dec 06
The property taxes are always very high and they keep going up each year. Of course, all the taxes and bills keep going up. That stinks that they do not take partial payment where you live. They should be willing to do something like that.
@amy0214 (1513)
• United States
16 Dec 06
The electric because it is our highest bill
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I too hate the electric bill because they raised our rates this past summer by 60% which is a killer so now it is higher than usual.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
18 Dec 06
The student loan bill. They just won't leave me alone. I only been away from school for a semester and they're already on my behind asking for their money. We can't afford an extra bill right now, but they don't care. They want their money. So, we just pay it off when we can and ignore their phone calls when they call me.
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@wyykidd (1460)
• Singapore
17 Dec 06
My credit card bill!!!!! *LOL* My husband pays all the other household bill, so this is prety much the only bill I have to pay. It always feels good to shop & buy, but when the credit card bill arrives, it's always shocking to see the crazy expenses I've incurred...
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@disvachic (10121)
• United States
17 Dec 06
It would be my electric bill.
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