My method for bill paying is to immediately send payment for each one as it comes in the mail ("God willing and the creek don't rise..."). If I'm diligent with that, then bills don't get missed. Otherwise, they get hidden in stacks of paper and risk being forgotten (eeeek!). I also sit down at the end of the month to balance the budget and pay all the bills that are due at the end of the month. Since we use Dave Ramsey's envelope system for most of our daily/weekly expenses, the bank account does not have to be balanced more than once or twice a month.
I used to have a fancy "Monthly Bills" chart, but found that I never filled it out...so it went away.
My question for you is this: What system do you use to make sure all of your bills get paid on time? Also, who manages the finances in your home and why?
While I am the one doing the check writing/account balancing in our household, my husband and I try to have a "budget meeting" each month to review how well we've stayed within our budget and to make goals for the next month.
Linked to Works For Me Wednesday.