Yesterday, I shared with you some tips on avoiding late fees so I thought today I would share tips on getting out of the occasional late fee. Occasionally, something will happen and a late fee will be inevitable. But on these rare occasions, it may be possible to get out of the late fee!
This tip comes from my friend Tabitha at Saving Towards a Better Life:
If you’ve been a customer of the phone company for 5 years and in those five years you’ve never been late and just this once, you forgot to mail the bill and it didn’t get there on time, don’t hesitate to call and point out that you’ve been a customer for five years and this is the first late payment and could they please forgive it just this once? Generally, they will!
Obviously, you could not call the same company every month asking then to waive the fee month after month, but for the occasional slip up, don’t feel like you have to just suck it up and deal with it1
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