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    Default For the first time in my life...

    I paid the remaining balance of my auto insurance in full, rather than do installments. We are now paid up through April!! I probably spent a small fortune in installment fees, and had my insurance cancelled accidentally once when I was one day late in paying. I feel so...responsible! Now, to save up for that April 18th due date so I can pay the next 6 months in full too!

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    Good job!
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    thats great - we use to use our tax return each year to pay car insurance but last year we owed taxes and having 4 cars made it higher too .

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    Awesome job! It seems often you save a bit doing it that way also

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    Our DMV charges $250 if you let your insurance lapse, pays to pay it off early!
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    That's great!

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    awesome! Our is billed every 3 months but we dont pay anything extra. That is just how it always has been.

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    That's funny...I just did the same thing today too I am also paid in full through April as well...ha ha. I also paid the balance on my homeowner's insurance and that means I am paid through September on that one. Now I need to find out if I can pay ahead on the security system and the life insurance policy. We had a little extra money come our way in December so I am trying to pay bills we would have to pay anyway with it.

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    Great job! My car insurance for 6 months is $3030. I NEED installments!!!
    The math never lies, budget in INK!


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    I am probably in the minority but I have my insurance automatically deducted monthly. I could actually pay in larger installments twice yearly but I just don't want to think about it. The fee is nominal and it is easier for me to just have it on the budget each month.

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    that is a huge accomplishment! One of the first steps in getting your finances in order is to pay ahead and save each month for the next bill. Way to go!

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    Well done! It feels so good.
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    That is great! I'm sure it must feel very nice to meet that goal.

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    great news and very encouraging!

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    I have always paid monthly, but I looked at the bill today and they started charging three dollars a month for service fees. I guess I will start paying every 6 months no way am I going to give them access to my account. Call me paranoid, but I really do not trust Banks or Insurance companies.

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