Just have a random question here on when Directv considers a bill "Past Due"... My father has Directv and his bills come out on the 6th of every month, they are usually have a due date sometime around the 25th of the month. He is now collecting his retirement and gets his check to pay the bills every 3rd of the month. As soon as the 3rd comes around, he makes a debit card payment online to cover the bill.
He has called directv many times and made them aware of this and was told many times that he is not "Past Due" till the new bill comes on on the 6th but, he has also been told that if not paid by the due date its "Past Due"... so i am just curious what is the right answer? what do they do with the people collecting retirement or disibility and only get one check at the beginning of the month?
It may take him a few months to do this, but he should work his budget out to be a month ahead, at least for bills like this one that has the "bad" timing. In other words, when he gets his retirement check for June, apply it to July's budget - not June's. Like I said, it may take a few months (or maybe a one time transfer from savings or investments) to get his finances organized this way, but then he'll always have the money in the bank when the bill shows up.