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I’ve automated our utility bill payments. But my definition of automation is a bit wide.
Electricity, phone (both landline and cell), and wireless broadband are automatically debited from my savings account on the respective due dates. This is automation as we know it. However, for water supply, newspaper, and cable television, I pay six months in advance — at Bangalore One for water supply and to the respective agents for newspaper and cable. Our cable operator, in fact, gives a great discount for advance payment. This too is automation — in my opinion — but from a slightly different perspective.
Cooking gas is the odd one out — we pay for it as and when we avail the facility (roughly once every couple of months).
That said, D and I are off to the Maldives for an eagerly awaited vacation. We’ve been saving up for a while for this trip. Time to hit the beach without worrying about how to pay for it. :-)
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