03-16-2012 09:45 AM
Set up automatic bill-pay for your regular bills before you leave
Being able to pay all of your bills online may leave you complacent about doing so in a public place, but you really shouldn’t be logging into your bank and cutting electronic checks for your utility bills while you’re on the road. Most banks offer free automatic bill payment services. Take advantage of them if they’re available, so you don’t miss a monthly charge.
If, for some reason, you can’t set up automatic bill payment, try paying off your bills just before you leave, or pay more than the monthly total if you’ll still be travelling during the end of your next billing cycle.
If you must pay a bill online while you’re on vacation, create a temporary password and change it as soon as you return home. (Click here for help with passwords)