Who owes what and whether or not they paid can be a significant source of stress in a shared household. BillsAreIn is an easy-to-use tool for automating the process of bill-sharing and managing the house budget.
If you frequently find yourself running into issues with roommates who say stuff like "I paid that last month", "I paid for (pizza/your dry cleaning/the dog food) so I don't have to pay my part of the power bill until next month", or other issues with trying to decide who pays what and how they pay their fair share, you'll definitely want to check out BillsAreIn.
The system is quite polished and easy to navigate. You create an account for your household, enter your bills, designate a portion for each party — you could, for example, have one roommate pay a larger portion of the electric bill if he works from home and has a bank of computers running 24/7 — and even enter incidentals outside of the regularly occurring bills. One of the handiest parts about BillsAreIn is the statistics it keeps on household expenses. Not only can you see who is submitting their portion of the bills on time and what percentage they've been paying over time, you can also see the total expenditures for the house and a breakdown of who has been paying for what including those random expenses like pizza delivery and dry-cleaning pickups.
Check out the video below to see BillsAreIn, in action:
Now when your lovable but lazy roommate Bill insists he's current on all his bills and carries his fair share of the irregular expenses, you can direct him towards the dashboard at BillsAreIn to double check. Have a tool or trick for keeping your roommates in the black on the household ledger? Let's hear about it in the comments.