“Selfie-Discipline” #11 – Pay Bills

Like it or not, we all have to pay bills. The process has changed somewhat in recent years, from what used to be a “checkbook, pen & stamp” affair to what can largely now be a “computer & password” job.

Regardless of medium, it still has to be done. The secret is to corral your bills in one location (physical and/or online), and then set a weekly time to pay everything. When we pay bills as they come in, we tend to forget what we’ve paid and what we haven’t. Instead, designate a bill-paying location with any needed supplies, establish a space to hold bills waiting to be paid, and develop a system to note what has been paid.

In the age of identity theft, it is also a good idea to check your online accounts once a week. You may find it handy to perform this task at the same time you pay bills. If you catch a problem early, it is much easier to recover.

How often do you pay bills?