What is a bill?

I’m sure you’ve seen a bill before. If your life is anything like mine, you’ve probably seen a LOT  more bills than you wanted to!

But have you ever stopped to think “What is a bill?”

For the english teachers amongst us (who let YOU in? 😉 a bill is a noun. For the rest of us, it is simply a demand for payment. It is usually printed, rather than verbal (although these days can often be digital). It shows an amount of money owed for goods supplied or services rendered.

It may include details of the charges, things like date incurred, categories of spending (e.g. line rental, calls to mobile, interstate calls etc), and any tax applicable.

Basically, a bill is a message from a biller demanding that you pay them. The bully, sorry “biller” (I often get those two confused 😉 tells you how much to pay, when to pay and even how to pay (e.g. by credit card, cheque etc).  


Think about that for a minute. The biller demands some of your money. That’s probably fair enough – after all they did supply something of value to you. But then they also bully you in to when to pay it. In other words they place demands on your time, priorities and schedule, not just your money. And these days they often impose their preferred method of payment on you. Too bad if you like to take cash out of your piggy bank to pay, the biller might decline to accept your legal tender. They demand you give them your money the way they want to get it.

If all of this sounds a bit disempowering, it’s because it is! 

When you get control of your bills, you are literally taking back power.

There is a way to organise your finances where you tell the billers how much you will pay, when you will pay and how you’d like to pay it.

There is a way to organise your finances so you Never Pay Bills.

There is a way to live your life where billers demand that you do NOT pay them. They’re the sort of bills I get these days.

Get in touch if you want to know more – I’d love to help you turn the tables on the bullies, erm I mean billers!


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