Get it Together - emergency papers that is. This post is NOT about creating an emergency Grab and Go Binder in case of fire or natural disaster, full of original documents and proofs of ownership. Rather, this is about being prepared for another kind of emergency – if you should become incapacitated due to accident or illness. How would someone else handle your affairs? Think about it a minute. Seriously, what if something happened to you? Who would step in and how would they know where to find your lawyer, pay your bills, access your computer, or find your insurance information? Even for a short period of time this contact person would need a road map to efficiently navigate your affairs! (click on Read More to continue)
February is a great month to focus on paper management. Now that the New Year is underway, it’s time to purge old files. At this time of year, who isn't motivated to organize next year’s tax records more effectively. If you have been procrastinating on getting papers under control adopt some ideas from this short list of tips and tricks. Even small improvements can make a big difference in finding what you need.
Carol Martin-Ward, encouraging practical ideas for easy organizing