Bill payments calendar

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Lothlorien, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Anyone have a good one? Maybe one that pops up and reminds you that you have a bill that's due? I had a billminder widget that never worked from Quicken.
  2. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Do you have Microsoft Outlook? I use that. But if you don't have it, I believe gmail has a decent one. I haven't actually used it, so I can't say how well it works. But I've heard good things.
  3. Josie

    Josie Active Member

    Have you tried online banking? I can enter bills when I get them and say when I want them paid. The bank either wires the money on that day or sends a check to get there then. There is no charge for this at my bank.
  4. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    I use my Microsoft Outlook calendar also. I enter regularly occuring paydays as an item on my schedule and then enter all the bills that need to be written plus what cash needs to come out for music lessons, school lunches, haircuts etc. during that two week period in the note section.

    I've been doling out the cash in sealed envelopes right away and try to get the bills sent then too.
  5. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    I print a page out with mulriple copies of what's due on the 15th and the 1st and tape it in my day planner. lol Pencil in extras.
    Not high tech, but works for me.
  6. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    I find a combination of online banking and Google Calendar to work well for this. For things that I want to deal with manually, I set up a recurring reminder in Google calendar. For other things which I want to pay automatically (fixed monthly amounts, for example), I have set up online banking to send an automated payment 7 days before it is due (this allows for the 5-day transfer time plus a 2-day buffer to avoid any late fees).

    Google calendar is a great scheduled manager overall. And it's compatible with Outlook, so I can set up appointments within both of my calendar systems (work and personal) with a single entry.