Download electronic bills


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Bishoop

I have configured Quicken 2010 for online banking with Wachovia bank.

Is there a way to have the electronic bills that arrive in my account at the
bank downloaded into Quicken. Or, will I just have to continue logging into
Wachovia's bill pay service to get those bills?
 
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Uncal Bob

I have configured Quicken 2010 for online banking with Wachovia bank.

Is there a way to have the electronic bills that arrive in my account at
the bank downloaded into Quicken. Or, will I just have to continue
logging into Wachovia's bill pay service to get those bills?
http://tinyurl.com/2bt6ygh

(https://www.wachovia.com/foundation/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2ed15ef43a0aa110VgnVCM1000004b0d1872RCRD)

Is this what you have? Are you paying the additional $5.95, as
noted in the last bullet.
 
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Arnie Goetchius

Bishoop said:
I have configured Quicken 2010 for online banking with Wachovia bank.

Is there a way to have the electronic bills that arrive in my account at
the bank downloaded into Quicken. Or, will I just have to continue
logging into Wachovia's bill pay service to get those bills?
I have Wachovia (actually zWachovis) and download all of my checking
activity (paper, electronic checking and deposits, counter deposits,
etc) directly into Quicken. Wachovia gives you a free ride if you are
over 55 and have a Crown Classic account other wise there is a monthly
fee, I believe it is $5.95
 
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Bishoop

"Arnie Goetchius" wrote in message
I have configured Quicken 2010 for online banking with Wachovia bank.

Is there a way to have the electronic bills that arrive in my account at
the bank downloaded into Quicken. Or, will I just have to continue
logging into Wachovia's bill pay service to get those bills?
I have Wachovia (actually zWachovis) and download all of my checking
activity (paper, electronic checking and deposits, counter deposits,
etc) directly into Quicken. Wachovia gives you a free ride if you are
over 55 and have a Crown Classic account other wise there is a monthly
fee, I believe it is $5.95

What I'm looking for is the electronic bill notices that show up on the pay
bills screen with my Wachovia accounts. Are these downloadable into
Quicken?

I'm trying to avoid even going to the Wachovia web site and doing everything
from within Quicken.
 
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Uncal Bob

in message

I have Wachovia (actually zWachovis) and download all of my checking
activity (paper, electronic checking and deposits, counter deposits,
etc) directly into Quicken. Wachovia gives you a free ride if you are
over 55 and have a Crown Classic account other wise there is a monthly
fee, I believe it is $5.95

What I'm looking for is the electronic bill notices that show up on the
pay bills screen with my Wachovia accounts. Are these downloadable into
Quicken?

I'm trying to avoid even going to the Wachovia web site and doing
everything from within Quicken.
Are you looking for reminders?
 
J

John Pollard

Bishoop said:
I have configured Quicken 2010 for online banking with
Wachovia bank.
Is there a way to have the electronic bills that arrive
in my account at the bank downloaded into Quicken. Or,
will I just have to continue logging into Wachovia's bill
pay service to get those bills?
It sounds like you are talking about e-bills.

I don't believe Quicken has any means for downloading, or making use of,
e-bills.

But that doesn't necessarily mean you must go to your financial
institution's web site to pay those e-bills.

Your billpayer should provide you email notification of each e-bill;
including payee, date and amount due. Mine does.

In many cases you can elect to have e-bills paid automatically by the
billpayer (unless you notify them not to - the email notification should
give you enough time to stop a bill from being paid automatically).

Even if the bill can't be paid automatically, some billpayers allow
Quicken users to send billpay instructions from Quicken.
 
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Han

"Arnie Goetchius" wrote in message

I have Wachovia (actually zWachovis) and download all of my checking
activity (paper, electronic checking and deposits, counter deposits,
etc) directly into Quicken. Wachovia gives you a free ride if you are
over 55 and have a Crown Classic account other wise there is a monthly
fee, I believe it is $5.95

What I'm looking for is the electronic bill notices that show up on
the pay bills screen with my Wachovia accounts. Are these
downloadable into Quicken?

I'm trying to avoid even going to the Wachovia web site and doing
everything from within Quicken.
I also don't understand the question, so perhaps you can rephrase it.

My way is to have the bills (or notices of a bill) sent to me by email.
I double check the bills to make sure they're correct. Then most of my
payees I have authorized automatic deduction of the full amounts due to
be deducted from my checking account or charged to one of my credit
cards. This has so far always worked fine for me ...
 
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Sharx35

Han said:
I also don't understand the question, so perhaps you can rephrase it.

My way is to have the bills (or notices of a bill) sent to me by email.
I double check the bills to make sure they're correct. Then most of my
payees I have authorized automatic deduction of the full amounts due to
be deducted from my checking account or charged to one of my credit
cards. This has so far always worked fine for me ...
Your methods, as detailed in the above paragraph, appear, TO ME, to be the
most technologically sound...requiring the least reasonably possible
expenditure of time and energy. I do what you do, however I still have most
of my bills "paper mailed" to me. I then review them for accuracy, letting
automatic debiting to VISA or chequing account take care of the payments.
The reason I seldom use e-mailed bills is that, in the case of my death or
coma, my wife would be hard put to deal with e-mailed bills. She would still
be getting the snail mail, of course. Obviously, I should train her on
e-mailed bills so the Luddite paper bills could be eliminated but, until
then..... Of course, I still manually enter most transactions. I just
don't trust financial institutions to properly do downloads. Plus the
thought of training anyone else in my family on this is totally a nightmare.
I've seen too many nightmares in this newsgroup of the various troubles
people have downloading transactions. Mind you, now having the new Quicken,
I do often download share prices, even though a few of them fail to work,
for no apparent reason, I.e. I am totally certain I am using the proper
stock symbol and the proper stock exchange.
 
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Arnie Goetchius

The reason I seldom use e-mailed bills is that, in the case of
my death or coma, my wife would be hard put to deal with e-mailed bills.
All of my automatic deductions from payees are preceded by a monthly
email. However, the email does not require a response. It merely
notifies me that my checking account is about to be debited with the
amount and gives me an opportunity to cancel or modify the debit. Thus
if I am incapacitated and don't answer the email, the account is debited
and my wife will never be involved. That's exactly the way I want it to
work.
 
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Sharx35

Arnie Goetchius said:
All of my automatic deductions from payees are preceded by a monthly
email. However, the email does not require a response. It merely notifies
me that my checking account is about to be debited with the amount and
gives me an opportunity to cancel or modify the debit. Thus if I am
incapacitated and don't answer the email, the account is debited and my
wife will never be involved. That's exactly the way I want it to work.
Arnie, I understand, and agree, especially in the initial grieving period,
the positive aspect of bills getting paid
without having to be consciously dealt with. However, eventually she will
have to know what is going on and if she isn't
"computer friendly", I.e. able to easily deal with e-mail, she won't find
out unless she contacts the payees. I guess what one learns from this is
that we should document our financial dealings in a document spelling out
who is getting automatically paid when. I have created such a document for
bills paid automatically by credit card or checking account and given her a
copy every time I revise it.
 
B

Bishoop

"John Pollard" wrote in message

Bishoop said:
I have configured Quicken 2010 for online banking with
Wachovia bank.
Is there a way to have the electronic bills that arrive
in my account at the bank downloaded into Quicken. Or,
will I just have to continue logging into Wachovia's bill
pay service to get those bills?
It sounds like you are talking about e-bills.

I don't believe Quicken has any means for downloading, or making use of,
e-bills.

But that doesn't necessarily mean you must go to your financial
institution's web site to pay those e-bills.

Your billpayer should provide you email notification of each e-bill;
including payee, date and amount due. Mine does.

In many cases you can elect to have e-bills paid automatically by the
billpayer (unless you notify them not to - the email notification should
give you enough time to stop a bill from being paid automatically).

Even if the bill can't be paid automatically, some billpayers allow
Quicken users to send billpay instructions from Quicken.

--

John Pollard
Your source of user-to-user Quicken help

Thanks to all that answered. You answered my question about e-bills that
arrive at Wachovia.
 
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Arnie Goetchius

Sharx35 said:
Arnie, I understand, and agree, especially in the initial grieving
period, the positive aspect of bills getting paid
without having to be consciously dealt with. However, eventually she
will have to know what is going on and if she isn't
"computer friendly", I.e. able to easily deal with e-mail, she won't
find out unless she contacts the payees. I guess what one learns from
this is that we should document our financial dealings in a document
spelling out who is getting automatically paid when. I have created such
a document for bills paid automatically by credit card or checking
account and given her a copy every time I revise it.
I have what I call the "Croak Book". It is a 2" binder with proposed
widow budgets, insurance issues, credit cards, bill paying, password
lists, etc. My kids all know where it is and constantly remind me to
update it. I trust them to help her out when I go.
 
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Sharx35

Arnie Goetchius said:
I have what I call the "Croak Book". It is a 2" binder with proposed widow
budgets, insurance issues, credit cards, bill paying, password lists, etc.
My kids all know where it is and constantly remind me to update it. I
trust them to help her out when I go.

Arnie, that is one of the BEST ideas I have ever seen in this newsgroup. So,
so often when a person dies, the next of kin/executor whomever, has to play
detective to identify all the assets, liabilities, insurance policies,
titles, etc. of the decedent. In that book, are there instructions on how
to notify this newsgroup of your, uh, "going"?











































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Uncal Bob

I have what I call the "Croak Book". It is a 2" binder with proposed
widow budgets, insurance issues, credit cards, bill paying, password
lists, etc. My kids all know where it is and constantly remind me to
update it. I trust them to help her out when I go.
Personally, I'm in favor of the old Mission Impossible tape recorders.
Listen to the tape once and it's gone. If you listen to it too early,
you run the risk of not hearing the latest and greatest.

It worries me that the Mrs. *KNOWS* that I'm gonna die at the age of
85!
 
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NJOracle

Sharx35 said:
Arnie, that is one of the BEST ideas I have ever seen in this newsgroup.
So, so often when a person dies, the next of kin/executor whomever, has
to play detective to identify all the assets, liabilities, insurance
policies, titles, etc. of the decedent. In that book, are there
instructions on how to notify this newsgroup of your, uh, "going"?
I have a list of emails that need to be notified but had not thought
about NG's. I'll have to add that to my list!!
 

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