This year has been somewhat of an awakening for me and I’m not even kidding! I know they say great things happen when you turn 40, but I didn’t believe them. In a few weeks, I’m crossing over to 41 and I can tell you that it’s been quite a ride. I feel like I’m finally getting a grasp on so many different facets of my life. The only one left to understand is health. I’m sitting in a Starbucks inhaling a banana nut bread as I write this post. I need a Jesus intervention to save me from sugar and carbs. It just isn’t going to happen, folks. But all other pieces of my pie – I’m good!! Budgeting was the biggest nut to crack. I actually sat down and created a bill payment tracker printable to help my husband and I stay on top of all our bills because systematic automation was actually HURTING US. Hear me out.
Why Did I Create This Bill Payment Tracker Printable?
My husband and I have several credit cards and a million household bills. Some were created in his name and others were created in mine. When it came to their payment cycle, their notification systems were all different. Some were automatically paid, others were sent via email, and then the rest we received through the traditional mail. Naturally, we were missing some of these requests. The automated emails – the ones you would THINK would be the easiest ones to work through – were the ones we found were the hardest to keep up with! Those were the emails that would end up in spam. Paying late fees because you missed an email is just unfair. So, we needed to create a check and balance system that could help us to remember that those bills were coming. A Bill Payment Tracker was needed. What a life changer!
How Do You Use The Bill Payment Tracker Printable?
It’s so simple. I like to keep everything on one sheet of paper. This way, I don’t have to go through an entire planner. Use a pencil to update the columns. This will help you keep track of everything you owe – all in one place. It’s a great way to organize bills. This will also act as your ONE SHEET – something you can glance at from time to time to see where you stand financially.
How To Organize Bills
As you are working through your bills, you can check off each box – right down the month – as soon as you pay every bill. You will notice right away if one of your bills is missing from your current month. I cannot tell you how many times this bill payment tracker printable has saved us! We would have 8 out of 9 bills paid and then realize that one of our emails went to spam! It would cause us to register that a bill was missing. No late fees! BAM! Automation is a great thing… when it works. We still need humans, people!! We aren’t there yet. Not yet!
Do you Need The Bill Payment Tracker Printable?
If you’d like to receive the bill payment tracker printable, simply click here to request a copy. Your copy will be delivered right to your email. It is a PDF that you can save and print as many times as you’d like.
How To Organize Bills Every Month – 5 Easy Steps
- Download your copy of the bill payment tracker.
- List every bill that you pay each month. Make sure that you check digital records as well. Some credit cards send emails these days as reminders.
- Create a system where you keep your incoming mail near the tracker. Pay bills as they enter your home. Check off every month as you do.
- Try to set up autopay options if possible. Most companies – like cable, phone, and church services – offer this option if you opt-in.
- Stay on top of your budget routine and look for outliers. When most of your month is checked off, look for bills that are still unchecked. Call those companies and ask for balances and request paper records if necessary.
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Download Your Copy Of The Bill Payment Tracker Today
Be sure to click here to download your copy of the bill payment tracker. What an easy way to get back on the right foot.
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How to organize bills can be a very personal thing – everyone does it differently. I hope this bill tracker printable helps you in some way!