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Ron3rd

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Posted: 09/08/20 08:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How do you pay your bills while on the road for an extended trip of a month or longer? We pay our bills online from home but are leery of say logging in at a Starbucks on the road to pay bills. What's a secure way to do it?


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We have used online banking for many years. We do not save log-in ID or passwords on computer.
We normally use our air card for banking and bills.
We have most bills on a bill payer type system so do not normally have to do any on the road.


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We have unlimited data hotspots with AT&T and Verizon that keep us online everywhere we've been so far. Some of our bills are set up for automatic payment though. Our phones also have a hotspot feature that we can use as a backup if needed.


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Fortunately my new 2019 truck has its own secure wifi hot spot. The only problem is the truck has to be running to use it. So if you see me sitting at the picnic table with my Ipad and the truck is running don't laugh.

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Get a hotspot on your phone or tablet /computer or a mifi if you’re worried about it.


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When I went on my RV trip to Alaska, I set up most of my bills to be paid via automatic transfers from my account and paid my mortgage in advance for the months I was gone.

Logging in to your bank, etc. from your computer at, say, a Starbucks is not unsafe provided you don't accept any new trusted certificates from the access point (which reputable places will not even request). The connection to the bank is encrypted on your computer and decrypted at the bank; no one in between can snoop on the contents of the data. (You'll see the little padlock icon in the web browser, and the URL will start with https rather than http.) You should, of course, take care to avoid more basic things like someone standing behind you and watching your keyboard and screen over your shoulder.

You could also log in via a phone using a cellular data connection rather than relying on some Wi-fi access point, if it makes you feel more secure trusting the phone company's connection rather than the coffee purveyor's or campground owner's connection.





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Hi,

I log on using my cell phone's hot spot.


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The vast majority of my bills are set up with automatic payments through the billing company. The ones that aren't, I use either my phone as a hotspot so I am still using MY ISP, or, if I don't have service, I use McDonalds/Starbucks/etc. Any of the large chains.


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95% of our revurring bills are auto debited from our bank account. we send a check or initiate an online payment for the remaining 5% after receiving an e-mail bill. been doin this for several decades with no problems.


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I use the Winegard Connect2 with 4G in our 5th wheel. It is also secure using it with an rv park's free wifi.
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