Next I'm going to give you three examples of bill-paying systems. Keep in mind that you can mix and match components from each if you choose, but to be effective, whatever system you end up with should have
A foolproof method for getting the bills into the system. (This is covered in detail in the next chapter.)
A cue for when to pay the bill.
Up-to-date financial data to tell you whether you have the money to pay the bill.
Supplies for paying the bill and sending the payment.
An easy way to check whether and with which method you paid the bill. (I call this a “Did I Pay That?” document.)
Keeping those points in mind, begin with one of the following three options and customize at will.
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