(Closed) FI almost got my power turned off VENT

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That’s so horrible!  I’m so glad you were able to pay it and not get the power shut off.  I hope that you and your Fiance can work it out, maybe set up reminders in his email or something?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yikes!!  I hate reminding the Fi to do things too!  Because you think they’re old enough to do things on their own, right?!  I’d probably flip out at him too, even more made that he could’ve gotten the heat turned off and in NY!?  YIKES!!  Hopefully from getting an earful he won’t forget next time!!

Post # 5
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6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh My God –  I would have been furious too! That is brutal!

Is it affecting your credit?

I would be soooooo pissed and I would take over paying all the bills (I do pay all the bills for me and my FI) – control freak – maybe? but at least it gets done right?

Post # 6
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26 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Um, I don’t think you should need to remind him in his email. that’s exactly the kind of thing you want to avoid. It’s annoying for both of you.

Have him pay you back, if that’s how you roll, and give him the account number. If you can pay online through your bank, that works well. That’s what the man and I do, that way our joint account has access to all the accnt numbers we need.

Good luck!

Post # 8
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Once, I got a disconnect notice in the mail for our satellite – – Fiance is “responsible” for paying that bill out of our joint account, so I asked him and he swore he had written the check, blah blah – – I opened his check book and YES, he had written the check, he just had forgotten to send it out.  So he gets partial credit I guess!

Post # 9
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4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Kittyachi: I think you can get something set up with ConEd to automatically take the bill out of your account every month.  you might want to look into that.

Post # 10
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1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Can you set it up so it automatically comes out of his banking account? That way it always gets paid on time, no reminders needed and you know you’ll have electricity!

Post # 11
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1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh dear.  Fiance’s old roomate was pretty irresponsible in this way too.  He paid for cable and internet and she “paid” for electric / gas.  However, she managed to forget to pay for long enough that the gas was shut off (read: no hot water or heat).  Apparently, even though she is a teacher, and is responsible for 30 8-year-olds on a daily basis, she is not responsible enough to open her mail!!

Post # 13
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2008 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Ugh.  I can sympathize.  My husband is also not great about paying bills, especially not on time.  He’s never forgotten the electricity to the point that they threatened to shut it off but he did do it with cable at least once.  So I took over all of the joint ones as soon as I moved in and now we’re working towards me distributing money to his personal bills as well.  He always gets them paid, but not as quickly as I could.  (The fact that he bought a trailer for $18,000 almost 10 years ago and still has almost $7000 left on it kills me!)  And credit is definitely affected!  My score is significantly higher than his – to the point that I qualified for more house by myself than with both of us combined!  That was definitely a wake up call for him.  He looked like he go punched in the gut and has been much better since then.  Kittyachi, maybe this will be a catalyst for your FI?

Post # 14
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4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Get the bills that he pays switched into his name. Then he will get all the reminders he needs.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Kittyachi: Oh, don’t even get me started on Con-Ed.  They have such a monopoly on NYC that they can do whatever they like.  I’m always reminded on this picture (from the Queens blackout) when I think of them.

Ugh, attachment denied.  Here’s the link: http://gothamist.com/attachments/jen/2006_07_thanksconed.jpg

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