NCN recommends a number of ways to ensure bills are paid by the due date including old school pen and calendar and techno geek Internet reminders. I would add a few more recommendations.
- Snowflake your bills so that you are a month ahead.
- Pay the bill as soon as you get it.
- Keep a post-it on your monitor listing due dates.
Personally, I've been using a combination of styles. (I also have back ups for waking up in the morning.) I have been working on using a calendar at my desk to write down due dates including setting a date to pay bills. My cell phone has a calendar feature that I'm considering programming with these important dates.
The most important goal in this is to stop lining credit card companies pockets with profits they did not earn.