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One Year to an Organized Financial Life: From Your Bills to Your Bank Account, Your Home to Your Retirement, the Week-by-Week Guide to Achieving Financial Peace of Mind by Russell Wild, Regina Leeds

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WEEK TWO
Stop the Paper Stacks
This week, you can
• Gather your tax-support materials and receipts
• Sort and categorize your tax papers
YOU KNOW THE FAMILIAR PICTURE: A man or woman walks into the accountant’s office in early April with a shoe box filled with receipts. This is not only a cartoonish view of how taxes are paid in America—it often reflects the reality! Taxes, even in this electronic age, mean paperwork. Lots and lots of paperwork.

GATHERING THE STRAYS

For our purposes, the strays are not the neighborhood dogs without a home but those papers I know you didn’t get to in January, when we were concerned with simply developing a system for your current workspace. Pretty much every unorganized person has years of paperwork gathering ...

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