Bills are a bit of a pain for all of us, but leaving them and not paying them can cause massive problems and make us all feel a whole lot worse.
But if new research published is anything to be believed then it seems that there are some men out there that put paying bills off, sometimes for as much as two months. Almost a million men go further than this and will put their bill paying off for four months, meaning that they are more likely to incur extra costs and find it a lot more expensive than had they just paid the bill. In comparison, women are more likely to pay their bills on time, although both sexes are guilty of leaving their council tax to the last minute. This is a risky business as the council let you pay in monthly instalments, yet if you miss the payment too many times they are well within their rights to demand that you pay the whole year in full.
Men, it seems, are also guilty of putting other things on the back burner too. They are more likely to pay late on phone bills (with fourteen percent admitting to paying late) and less likely to keep up with regular optician and dentist appointments. One in ten men never visit the dentist, and also leave it an average of sixty nine days when they are feeling ill, as opposed to women, who are more likely to put their health first and on average will go to the doctor in fifty five days.
Those in the North West are the worst for late payment, as on average they are more likely to leave their bills twenty four days and incur late payments. Yorkshire men are more likely to prioritise health, and people who live in the east of England are the most unlikely.
Paying your bills is important, as if you fail to you could face further costs, which might make it harder to pay requirements like mortgages.