Have trouble keeping up with your bills? Try BillQ, a recently launched service that allows its users to easily add bills to their account and receive notification of upcoming payments. As Postbubble has said, BillQ gets the simple concept of reminders that many banks and financial services lack. Sure, bank software can help you pay your bills, but they aren’t too helpful when it comes to keeping up with them. With BillQ, users can schedule bills, create groups of people that take part in bills, and even receive reminders of upcoming bills by email or SMS.
BillQ works much like your average task reminder service. The main difference being that rather then receiving notifications of tasks, you receive notifications for your un-paid bills. You simply add your bills with the payee name, amount to be paid, and repeat date (if any). The bill will then be added to your account and will show up when the payment due date is near as well as email you or send an SMS to your phone so you won’t miss any deadlines. Your only task is to pay the bill and mark the bill as paid in your BillQ account.
BillQ is also helpful for managing bills involving multiple people. To get started, head to the Groups section and create new groups of people that are to take part in specific bills. Then, when adding bills to your account, select a group and you will be able to assign a payment amount for each person of the group. Each person in the group will then receive their own accounts letting them login and check off that they have paid their part of the bill.
Overall, I like BillQ because it’s a service that many people actually need. I’ll admit, there have been times that I’ve forgotten about a bill up to the last minute and hopefully by using BillQ, I will never have that problem again.