I love automation. Automation is all about taking the repetitiveness and time consumption out of menial tasks. It is also about reducing the error rate.
Unfortunately, there are some tasks that seem too painful to automate – at least for now. One of those tasks could really save me money. I’m talking about checking my bills regularly.
Every week or so, I try to find the time to go over all my bills and transactions. I go over every credit card statement and every bank statement. Quite regularly, I find errors. There’s always a charge I did not approve, or a miscalculated bill. Sometimes a payment or a refund I’m expecting is missing. I found no way to automate this process yet. Some chores are like that.
But not all is bleak. While I can’t automate this task, I can schedule a weekly reminder with the list of services I need to check. I recommend you do the same. A week may be too much for you. How about a month? However often you schedule it to, at least schedule it. It will stop the leakage and save you money.