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This isn’t just college, he’s really going, going on his own.

One of the reasons I started this blog was at the advice of my son and husband due to the upcoming wedding of my son. Well I am on the countdown and it’s only 15 days away. I am now feeling the pressure which is a little different since I haven’t been that involved.
Well, let’s just say that has been hard since I spent 7 years as a wedding an event planner. Now, I agree that was from 1995 to 2002 and well, that makes me sound like an outdated wedding and event planner, but let’s just say… a wedding is a wedding.

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Lists, post-its and colored pens Oh My!

I found this article and really this couldn’t be more me! I love things in color! Color makes us happy right?

With every new list you make, you feel both a massive rush of adrenaline and a peaceful oasis of calm at the same time.

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Drowning in Paper!

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Do you feel like our lives are just drowning in paper?

The mailbox is my worst enemy!

Every trip to the mailbox results in more paper, daily. Bills, sales ads, bank statements, solicitor mail. Every trip to the store produces a receipt.  Some super long, some short, eat out at a restaurant and you end up with two receipts, and the list goes on.

How do you handle it? 

Ugh, that 7 year rule! We were raised with the 7 year rule!

Let us not forget that we are living in a Paperless Society now, right? Thankfully, we are given options to receive our bills via email now, we can make payments online, we can check our bank statements, etc. But there is still a huge amount of paper, do you print your payment confirmations? Do you print your statement as backup? What is the perfect plan to rid ourselves of this “clutter” when all we here about is protecting our identity.

Security, Privacy, Identity Theft, Oh my!

id-theft

So what do we do?

Here is an article I found that can help in the WANT to trash and shred and get rid of stuff, but the FEAR of letting go of it, JUST IN CASE!  I am quite the hoarder and always have been of these documents and bills because we have been raised that you need to hold onto your important papers for 7 years! However, we all know now that we can go online and pull statements and see our bill history for 6 months to a year.

This article gives us a nice outline and maybe you’ll be surprised and how they handle the Day to Day papers!  Take a look at this article, and let me know how you do PURGING!


How Long Should I Keep My Financial Documents?

Kate Ashford  Posted on Mar 12, 2014

Come tax time, we’re probably all digging through files that have been gathering dust for years: old tax returns, utility bills, credit card statements. And it happens to coincide with that time of year that brings spring-cleaning.

What better time to purge?

But then there are nagging questions: Which financial documents should I keep—and what can I dispose of? Do I need to shred, so as not to lure identity thieves?

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