Post # 17
I use a piece of paper taped to the fridge! all bills listed down the left hand side (column), in order of due date (ie. 1st – Rent and Internet, 23rd – Darling Husband Cell phone). Then I have twelve small columns to the right, for each month. So for this month I go down the list, putting an X in the column for each bill I pay off. I like to have it right on the fridge, so that I’m always looking at it and not missing a bill. It helps Darling Husband keep track too, to see where we are at! Works for us 🙂
Post # 18
@LadyBlackheart: I have an App called BillMinder. I think it was a dollar? It keeps track of when bills are due and gives notifications when something is due within 7 days
Post # 19
- Wedding: June 2014 - Latitude 41
I’m not sure if this is what you are looking for but I LOOOOVVVEEE iReconcile. It’s a check book app. As soon as I buy something at a store or make a purchase, I put it in and voila! I don’t have to do the math. It’s done for me.
Now, here’s what may help you. It has a feature called “memorized” which automatically puts my payroll deposits into my check book as they happen and automatically takes out the bills that are paid automatically when they are paid (I always set these dates for about a week before in case my balance is close and I need to transfer some money to cover it). You could always put in the bills that are not paid automatically as well just so they show up in your ledger when you want them to as a reminder to pay them. When you do pay them, just check it off (there is a box to do this).
What’s also great is the app lets you categorize all your entries so you can run reports that tell you how much you have spent on clothes, gas, dining out, etc. You can also set budgets for yourself and it tracks how much you have spent say on dining out and how much you have left to spend, say for the month, to stay within budget.
Have I mentioned that I LOOOOVVVEEEE this app?
You can also add multiple accounts (I have two checkings and one savings in there..I also put my credit cards in but don’t really use those ledgers)
The app is about $5 but sooo worth it. It really keeps your check book and spending in check. It’s eye-opening.
Post # 20
@springbride23: Another Mint user here too. Works great for us!
Post # 21
@LadyBlackheart: You can set the date you want them to withdraw the money. With credit cards, they typically have the option to take it on the day it is due or you can specify another day, like the 5th of every month, or something like that. I use mint, but my husband signed up so I don’t get the emails, but I do think that reminds you also when bills are coming up.