Payment date issue. What would you do? UPDATE
You get paid on the 5th and 20th of every month. Rent is due the 1st, but you have until the 5th to pay it. Car payment is due the 13th, they will not change that. You cannot pay both out of 1 check.
What do you do?
Funny story to come later.
Ok, so this is not MY issue. It is/was a family members and I just wanted to see what others thought and would do. As I suspected, most of you said you would pay rent out of the check from the 20th, and car from the 5th. That sounded like the most logical thing to do to me. So now, here is the funny story.
Family member bought a car about 5 years ago I think it was. Payments due on the 13th of each month and her paydays were 5th and 20th. Rather than changing her budget around to make the payments on time, she paid the car payment out of the check from the 20th every month making it late. So for 5 years was getting late fees. She racked up $3000 in late fees. The repo'ed her car and she is now mad at them because they should let her change the payment date.
The reason this is funny is because this is NOT surprising at all. This is the kind of thing she does all the time. Why? Because other things like going on vacation and buying new clothes is more important than paying the bills. Every time she finds a shirt or something she likes, she has to buy the pants, shoes and everything. She also just went on a mini vacation with her kids. All this, but cant make her car payments on time. She is so bad with money that she gets money from her mom all the time who has cancer and lives of SS. Her mom is pawning her jewelry and stuff to give her money. After her car was repo'ed, she gave her an old crappy car that she had so she could drive her kids to school and stuff. Then she had the nerve a day later to say she hated driving it and started asking family members to use their credit cards to rent her a car and she would give them cash.
Karma is a b****.