Two BYU students created a webservice called DivvyThat.com to split utility bills between roomates. Universe has more:

Dusty Hulet was explaining to a professor the business idea of electronically splitting utility costs between roommates when a student approached him; he said his roommates owed him $200 each for months of utility bills.

Having utility costs in one person’s name can lead to problems. Some feel like poor debtors receiving no mercy and others feel like merciless creditors receiving no justice. Money collecting isn’t pleasant for most, and few like the white boards or sticky-notes with never-ending dollar signs and decimals.

This is what Hulet and Skylar Walker found as they worked to build a web service that automatically splits and pays utility bills. They said the positive, sometimes ecstatic reaction people have to the idea helps them stay on track.

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