Instead of wrestling
with the vagaries of Bill Manager, how about this alternative
Personally, I don't use Bill Pay / Bill Manager at all. Since time
"B.I." (before the Internet was invented) I have set up almost all of
my recurring payments as Direct Debit, PAC Draft, Autopay, whatever the biller
calls it. The payment is automatically debited from my checking or credit card
account by the biller on due date. And in most cases there's no transaction
fee*. When I get notified about a new statement having arrived, all I have to
do in Quicken is to run a regular scheduled reminder to pay the amount due.
Haven't missed a payment in many years.
*Some companies may
charge for withdrawals from credit cards, but offer direct debit from checking
accounts for free … or vice versa … read the fine print on the biller's website
to choose the no-fee option