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Protecting Your Vital Documents

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

I read this article about protecting your vital documents way back in June and just remembered it last night when I was going through my saved WSJ articles. I think it offers some helpful advice on backing up documents digitally. Their advice: 1. Take inventory of all vital documents. In one group, include crucial items […]

Do You Know Your Stuff?

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

I was watching Fox Business News yesterday and one of the segments featured an interview with a lady from the Insurance Information Institute ( They were talking about the fires going on out in California and what people should do to help prepare themselves should they lose everything. One of the things the lady suggested […]

OT: How Many Emails Do You Have in Your Inbox Right Now?

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

I have NINE! I spent some time over the weekend deleting and organizing my emails. My inbox contained over 1,200 emails before I started cleaning. I spent some time setting up folders for the emails that I wanted/needed to keep. Then I simply moved those emails to their proper folder and deleted the rest. I’m […]

Tuesday’s GIVEAWAY

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Today’s giveaway is CrossItOff.list, which is a little book for making to-do lists. Sure, you can accomplish the same thing with a notebook. This just does it with some style. To be entered into the giveaway, simply leave a comment below. I just have two rules: 1. You must be a resident of the U.S. […]

Get Yourself Organized GIVEAWAY!

Monday, May 7th, 2007

I was in Target the other day, waiting while my wife picked out greeting cards (boring). As I waited, I came across Target’s organization section and that’s where I found Life.doc. Life.doc is an oranization binder created by a company called Buttoned Up. Life.doc is just one of several products that Buttoned Up offers. Since […]

Question of the Day – “Helping” Your Friends

Friday, January 5th, 2007

A reader sent me an email that contained the following question: A friend of mine asked for my advice on how to approach a friend of hers who needs some help getting her finances organized. My friend also has a couple names of professionals who might be able to provide help. What do you think […]

Tax Stuff You Need to Keep in Your Records

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Be sure and BOOKMARK this for future reference! Here are some suggestions that I found in The Ernst & Young Tax Guide 2007 of records that you should keep on hand in addition to your income tax return. I recommend that you…

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