I have been the woman of the bills for over a month now. What was the highest on my agenda? A budget. The second highest? Disallowing all direct deductions from the checking accounts and all automatic bills going to the credit cards. ‘Why get rid of such a convenience?’ you ask. Because while my head was turned away, my car insurance went up 3 times and an additional charge for ‘roadside assistance’ appeared on my husband’s cell phone account. It is impossible to financially aware when things can slide under your nose so easily. Whatever is costs to receive paper bills will be worth it when I can be assured I know where the charges are coming from and how much I am paying.