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Receipts, receipts, receipts!

The last time I wrote about receipts was last year in “Making Sense of Receipts.”  In that post, I talked about how to track and analyze your spending, as this was what my clients were saying was the reason why they were accumulating receipts. Since then, I have continued to encounter stacks and stacks of receipts at my clients’ homes, some of them years old.  These clients haven’t claimed they were saving them for tracking.  They were saving them because they…

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Time Management Is About Prioritizing

When there is a long time between my posts, it’s a sign that I have a lot going on in my life.   Many of my clients beg me for help with time management, as they have a lot going on in their lives, too. What I teach them is that time management is about making choices.  The key question when managing one’s time is:  how should I be spending my time right now?

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Another Travel Buddy: Mini Surge Protector

On my last trip of the summer, I brought along my latest travel buddy:  the Belkin Mini Surge Protector with USB Charger. It includes three AC outlets and two USB outlets.   That means you only need to find one free outlet at an airport or in your hotel room, and then recharge five devices.   Plus, as the name says, it’s got a surge protector built in.

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What Do You Really Need to Shred?

Mail / Paper / Shredding / Tax Records / 

Very often, when I am helping a client go through a huge pile of paper clutter, the client insists that any piece of paper that has his/her name and address on it must be shredded.  I have tried to convince my clients that this wasn’t necessary — after all, your name and address are easily obtained on the Internet –but most of them were not reassured. Thus I was excited when I heard about a class last year for organizers on the…

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