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Posts by Karen Smith

I Didn’t See That Coming!

Financial Documents. Planning for the unexpected. ‘What if’ scenarios. Words and phrases that can often strike fear and anxiety in most of us. But it doesn’t have to be that way. As with any subject, the more you can learn, the more you can release your fear around that topic and begin to plan and…

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Creating a Filing System That Works For You

This is the third of a three-part blog series on organizing your paperwork. The first talked about Organizing Incoming Paperwork making an initial decision on the everyday paperwork you receive in your house: recycle, file or take action, And the second delved into Handling Action Items, how to set up your Action folders to be the most efficient for…

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Handling Action Items

This is the second of a three-part blog series on organizing your paperwork. Check out the first blog, “Organizing Incoming Paperwork” Action items are any paperwork for which you need to perform an action. It could be a bill to pay, invitation to respond to, magazine to renew, school papers to return, etc. It is…

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Organizing Incoming Paperwork

I’ve been asked often about organizing paperwork. Although our world is becoming more and more technology oriented, there is still a lot of paper that comes into our house, and it is easy to become overwhelmed. This is the first in a three-part blog series about the basics of organizing those papers, and how to…

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