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This is exactly why what I keep track of is when the billing cycle closes.

I look at all my CCs and my bank account online every day. Takes ten minutes and I know right away if someone is misusing my accounts. It also means I see exactly when the billing cycle closes, and once it closes, I pay either the minimum due right away, or the balance in full.

I can also verify, a few days or so later, that my bill is paid. Even when I mail a payment, I mail it as soon as I get the bill, rather than wait to be close to the due date. That way, I can also verify online that they've received the payment before the due date.

Yeah, it's a little paranoid. But I don't worry that they've changed the due date on me! By the time I get the bill in the mail, I've usually seen the payment clear on-line. It's a good feeling. :-) Anyway, just an idea for what to do to keep any due date changes from biting you in the butt...

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