So, here’s my bit of advice: Open the bills and then pay them right away or use calendar software.
Bills don’t exactly scare me, but they don’t make me happy either. One problem I have is knowing that I won’t have to pay it yet and ignoring it for too long. Then there’s late charges and other crap to deal with. Fortunately, I came up with a solution.
When a bill comes now, it must be opened (whether in e-mail or snail mail). Then I check when it’s due (and look for any obvious errors). I make a calendar note well-beforehand using Google Calendar. Then it goes back in the “To be paid” basket or my inbox. Google Calendar sends me a reminder the night I’m supposed to pay it and I get right on it. We’ve been doing this for a while with the cell bill and I just started doing it with the water one too.
That’s my little piece of advice. I’m tagging Millionaire Mommy Next Door, CashMoneyLife, and Nina at Queercents. No pressure, but I’d love to hear what you three have to say! (hoping you haven’t already been tagged…)