[pct-l] Paying Bills While Thru-hiking

Tortoise tortoise73 at charter.net
Tue Nov 4 07:47:46 CST 2014

Another suggestion. Contact your creditors especially credit card issuers to let them know you will be gone for a while. This will ease the situation if you have problems. Alerting your card issuers may prevent fraud alerts when  your usage  changes and  charging pattern changes. 

You can also leave sign checks with a trusting person who can use them to pay reoccurring bills.


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> On Nov 3, 2014, at 10:58, Tim Umstead <tumstead96 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was wondering how people pay their bills while hiking the PCT.  Yes most
> all banks have the ability to have you pay your bills on-line.  You can
> also have the bank query your bill from say your cell phone provider, then
> you can pay it.  So using this you just have to get a connection once or
> twice a month to pay your bills.  But these are not the bills I'm thinking
> of.  You know how a doctor's office or hospital will bill you 4 or 5 months
> after you had service?  You never know when these bills will come in.  How
> do people handle these types of bills.
> What I've thought of so far:
> Have all your mailed forward to some one who will pay your bills for you.
> (This is what we did on our '96 thru-hike)
> Use a service like virtualpostoffice.  (I just found out about this an hour
> ago)
> What other options are there?
> The Ravens
> Tim and Ann
> PCT '96
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