Essential Bills is the streamlined bill scheduling and payment
setting that most users prefer. It offers all the tools you need to
quickly and efficiently manage your bills. You don't have to spend
time tracking bill and account details, so it's easy to pay both
your recurring and regular bills.
To use all of the features listed below, plus more sophisticated
tools for tracking and managing more detailed bills, deposits, and
transfers, switch to the Advanced Bills setting. To learn more, see
the related topics below.
With Essential Bills you can:
Edit and pay multiple bills at one time. When
you select multiple bills to pay, you can edit their payment
information and submit them all at once, instead of submitting
Keep track of all your bills. Microsoft Money
Plus Home & Business keeps track of every bill you schedule, so
you can see right away when they're due and how they impact your
account balance. View all of your scheduled bills in a list on the
Bills summary page, or for the entire month on the bill
Work directly from the bill calendar. The
graphical calendar view makes it easy to work with your bills and
deposits for an entire month.
Set up recurring automatic payments (Apays).
If you're signed up for an online bill payment service with your
bank, and this service includes automatic payments, you can have
Money automatically pay bills according to a schedule you
Categorize your bills to help with budgeting.
It's easy to make sure each bill is accounted for in your Money
budget. You pick an appropriate category, like Utilities, and Money
does the rest.
View a history of electronic and manual
payments. Quickly confirm that any scheduled payment was
made on time.
Split categories within a single payment. To
make your Money budget even more accurate, specify exactly where
every dollar is going.
To determine whether you're using Essential or Advanced Bills,
look for the Essential Bills or Advanced
Bills label in the upper-right corner of the Bills
To learn more, see the Pay bills online video.
To watch the Money videos, on the Help menu, point
to Instructional Videos, and then click a