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Negotiating Payment Plans for Bills

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When it becomes difficult to make the payments on your bills you can sometimes contact the company or utility and arrange a payment plan. Even if they are not open to that concept, consider whether equal monthly billing for utilities would help. This is a guide about negotiating payment plans for bills.
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March 2, 2007

When dealings with your bills, remember; everything is negotiable, even (or maybe even especially) utility bills. I have lived in the same place for, 20+ years with the same account so I find that I can negotiate payments for my phone, gas, electric, etc.

Always ask for a payment plan!

By pam munro

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By cillabill (Guest Post)
March 2, 20070 found this helpful
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Lucky you. One month it was really a hardship to pay the entire electric bill and I went over and talked to them and asked if I could pay half then and the rest later in the month. They said no. I've lived here 45 years.

Editor's Note: There are sometimes laws that make it illegal to do this, especially during winter months. With the privatization of utilities in many states though, this may have changed in a lot of areas.

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March 3, 20070 found this helpful

HI, YOU ARE VERY LUCKY! WE LIVE IN FLORIDA ,THERE IS NO EXCEPTIONS! NO PAYMENT, NO POWER!

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July 8, 20090 found this helpful

I have budget billing with FPL and it is wonderful! You average the same amount all months and they make slight adjustments for credits and or overages over time.

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It works wonderful!

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