“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?

6 thoughts on ““Selfie-Discipline” #11 – Pay Bills”

  1. Totally have a system in place and pay usually bi-weekly. And also have notebook that has all dates when recurring bills are due and check them off monthly as I pay them. Plus I keep my monthly bills (any paper ones) together with my pad. So far so good here with that system in place for me 🙂

  2. I STILL USE THE OLD FASHIONED WAY-CHECKBOOK AND STAMP. I HAVE A WRITTEN LEDGER OF WHAT I HAVE PAID AND I HAVE A PLACE I KEEP PAID BILLS FOR TAX RECORDS. I KEEP A BUDGET (ANOTHER VERY OUT OF DATE PROCEDURE) AND I HAVE DONE SO FOR YEARS. IT WORKS PERFECTLY FOR ME.

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