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Bills?

How long do you hold on to the statements for your househld bills? Like electricity, gas, etc.?

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ethans_momma06

Asked by ethans_momma06 at 7:35 PM on Jul. 23, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Uh-oh, I throw mine away after I pay them...oops?
    mommymela87

    Answer by mommymela87 at 7:36 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • I think once you have the canceled check showing payment is long enough. DH likes them held for 1 year.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 7:37 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • I keep them for a month. Tell I get the next bill, then I shred them all.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 7:41 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Cancelled check? I pay my bills with my debit card and get a confirmation number, isn't that enough? Just wondering, I never thought about keeping old bills.
    mommymela87

    Answer by mommymela87 at 7:41 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • I don't. I can access the past bills through the utilities website or even their office for the most part, and I have a record of when I paid a bill on my money management software. To me, keeping all those papers just adds clutter. In fact, I've gone to paperless statements for everything I can.
    michiganmom116

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 7:48 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Paperless for almost everything.
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 7:50 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • I almost all paperless here,so I don't have any bills to file or keep track of.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 8:03 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • A year sometimes 2
    Carey2006

    Answer by Carey2006 at 9:36 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • I shred them as soon as I pay them. I can access all past bills online, so there's no need to hang on to the paper copy.
    slw123

    Answer by slw123 at 10:50 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • A year for water and medical, the others are paperless. I will keep proof of payment from our car payment until it is paid off.
    tazdvl

    Answer by tazdvl at 11:42 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

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