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Better Bookkeeping – It Works For Me!

Posted By Jessica Fisher On January 14, 2009 @ 11:15 am In Budget Living,Home Management | 5 Comments

I love to pay my bills online. Not only does it save me up to five bucks a month in stamps (that’s at least one and a half mochas a month!) but it is also a quick and easy way to get the job done. No worries about ordering checks, getting payments in the mail, or wondering if it gets there in time.

But, keeping track of all the accounts and passwords can be tricky. And since I am the one who handles the bookkeeping in our family, I knew that it would be a veritable labyrinth for FishPapa to figure things out if something should ever happen to me.

A few weeks ago I spent what seemed like half a day gathering all of our account information into a spreadsheet. I’m sure there are plenty of tracking books you can buy out there to serve this purpose, but I didn’t want to spend the money. You can download my form for your own purposes here [5].

Stored in a binder with our budget sheet and the bills to be paid, it ensures that I have at my fingertips everything I need to see where we stand financially. Better bookkeeping – it works for me!

To see what works for others, check out Rocks in my Dryer [6] every Wednesday.

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