Paying Managing your bills using Quicken has advantages over paying managing your bills on at the kitchen table. Quicken bill reminders help you plan your expenses and pay your bills on time. When you create a bill reminder, you enter the details of the bill and tell Quicken when to make the next payment, the amount due, and how often to make future payments. Do this for your income, too. Quicken will then have the information it needs to accurately project your account balances. This is one of the coolest features in Quicken!
When you add a bill, what you are really adding is a reminder to pay the bill. You also have the option of paying the bill using Quick Pay and Check Pay.
Finding the Bills & Income tab
How to pay a bill
- Add the bill to Quicken. When you add a bill to Quicken, you're essentially adding a reminder to pay the bill.
Enter the bill payment when it's due.
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When the bill payment is due, Quicken follows your instructions and either reminds you to enter a record of the payment in the register or transaction list or automatically enters the record of the payment for you.
If you enter the record of the payment yourself, you can verify or change the way you want to make the payment. You have two options:
- Make the payment online. Select this option when you want to create one-time online payments or repeating online payments. If you're creating one-time online payments, you still need to send the payment, as described in step 3 below. Before you can make online payments from Quicken, you must activate an account to send online payments or sign up for Quicken Bill Pay.
- Make the payment manually. Select this option when you want to pay in cash or write a check to mail.
Send the bill payment.
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Regardless of whether you enter the record of the payment in Quicken yourself or you have Quicken automatically enter it for you, you still need to send the payment.
- If you're making this payment online, you need to send the payment to your financial institution for processing. The one exception is if you've set up this payment as a repeating online payment, in which case the payment will be sent at the specified time without any additional intervention.
- If you're making this payment manually, you need to pay in cash or mail the check.