My goal for 2012 is to stay really organized. I started this fall with creating a Family Binder where I can keep everything in one place. Monthly Bills, meal planners, calendars, and so much more. I have been using a bill summary sheet like the one below for about two years. It is now printed on yellow paper and place in the very front of my binder – that way I can just open up the binder and right away see which bills need to paid.
When I receive a bill in the mail I open it and put it in the front pocket of the binder and write the bill in with the due date on my summary sheet. This also serves as a quick reference sheet in case I need to ever look back and find a method of payment, such as a check number for a particular bill.
Some bills I hard code in my bills for the entire year. For example our mortgage payment is always the same and always due on the same day, so I go ahead and write in the amount and due date on every month. For other bills I write in the name of the bill, but do not write in the amount until I receive the bill.
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