Are you meticulous about your paperwork? Do you file your financial paperwork, keeping every paper that has crossed your desk for at least the last seven years? At this point, you may be drowning in paperwork. How much of that paperwork do you actually need?
Here are a few things you can get rid of:
And a few things you should keep:
Make sure you keep good backups. Whether you keep papers or not, you should scan them and keep a copy off-site. If you store all of your documents on your computer, make sure you back up your system regularly, by saving to CD, external hard drives, or using online backup services.
Once you’ve cleaned up your current pile of paperwork, keep it under control by going paperless wherever possible. Many companies even offer discounts or incentives if you receive your billing statements electronically. You can save a copy automatically and eliminate the step of scanning
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