Every month when rent is due, there鈥檚 a whole routine in roommate households. Everybody writes somebody a check, that somebody has to collect it all and then re-write one single check for the whole amount. And this happens with every single bill: Rent, electric, Internet. Well, we鈥檙e here to tell you that this is not the way it has to be. There鈥檚 a WAY easier way to split bills with roommates. It鈥檚 a shared bank account.聽Ok, so we know this may sound kinda sketchy. And the more financially-savvy of you may respond, 鈥淏ut wait, I thought you had to be married to have a shared account.鈥 Well, yes, it used to be like that. But not anymore.

Simple, that digital bank you鈥檝e probably heard of, just introduced shared accounts that you can get with absolutely anybody.聽All you need is a Simple account. So, when you and your roomie sign up, you鈥檒l just have to link your individual accounts with one new shared account. No worries: Your roommate won鈥檛 be able to dip into your personal account for a late-night Seamless sesh.

In the joint account, you鈥檒l be able to see every interaction between the two users. (So no surprises where your rent money went!) When bills are due every month, just transfer money in from your personal account and pay out from the joint account. It鈥檚 a great way to make sure everybody is on the same financial page.

Stop using Venmo for your rent.聽There鈥檚 a waitlist to get into Simple鈥檚 beta program right now, but you can sign up here聽for access.

Any other tips for splitting the bills with roommates? Let us know @BritandCo!

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