For most moms trying to juggle parenthood, work responsibilities, household maintenance, and all the other crazy demands on our time, organizing your finances is probably about as appealing as ripping your toenails out one at a time. The good news is there are tools available to simplify the process and once your finances are under control, everything else in your life usually feels just a little bit easier.
The bad news? Many of the tools designed to make your life easier can actually complicate things. Paperless billing? How many of you have had bills show up in your junk folder and end up having to pay late fees on payments you didn’t realize were due. Online banking? Great in theory but if you are like many families out there you have accounts at multiple banks and have to log into several sites to get a good look at all your finances.
Last month I got a sneak peek into Manilla, a new household account organization site, and I’ve been excited about the potential this has to simplify my financial organization. Manilla is designed as a one stop shop for all your financial needs. It puts all your accounts in one place (right down to your magazine subscriptions) and even provides free lifetime storage of all your account statements and bills!
I love paying my bills online but it is a bit overwhelming to remember different usernames and passwords for every account that I have. Manilla puts everything in one place, which means only one password for you. You can manage and pay your bills directly from Manilla.
Manilla is completely free to the consumer. They earn money by charging each provider a small fee that comes out of what they are saving on stamps and printing paper bills. What does that mean to you? No pushy ads trying to get you to sign up for offers every time you log in. The site has a nice clean look so you can get in, pay your bills, and get back to your life.
One of the first things I want to know before I hand over my financial information is how secure is it? Fortunately, the Manilla team has some great credibility. Started by the Hearst Corporation, Manilla is run by CEO George Kliavkoff and has relationships with some of the top financial institutions including, American Express, Capital One, Chase, and more.
If all of that wasn’t cool enough for you, in June they are doing an amazing Giveaway: one lucky new user will win $1,000 cash to pay their bills!
Get organized and be entered to win $1,000 cash to pay your bills!
How to Enter:
2. Link one or more household, financial, subscription or rewards account within Manilla
3. Come back and leave a comment telling me you signed up and how Manilla can save you time!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Manilla. The opinions and text are all mine. Contest runs June 7-30, 2011. Winner must be signed up with Manilla with at least one account linked to win. A random winner will be selected by July 1, 2011. Official Contest Rules