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Refinery29: Do You Pay Your Bills Like Everyone Else?

We’ve all heard of “adulting.” And if we’re playing a quick game of word association, bill paying is one of the first things that comes to mind. Bills (unfortunately) are unavoidable. We all have to pay up or get punished forever with a scary-looking credit score. However, how we choose to pay those bills is completely different for everyone. From avoiding late fees like Trader Joe’s lines to favoring an “ignorance is bliss” approach, we each have a strategy (or lack thereof) to get us through to the next billing cycle.

After rolling out a handy bill-pay feature, our favorite personal-finance app, Mint, conducted a survey of 2,000 Americans to ask customers about just that — how they pay their bills. Respondents were characterized with five different payment personas: The Autopilot, The Points Person, The Tracker, The Optimist, and The Juggler. Which got us wondering, Where do we fit in?

Read on to see the full slide show of payment personas which you are.

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