Paper Trail

How to Manage the Never Ending Paper Trail

Your obligation is to understand the paper trail before you begin shredding. I pieced together fractions of clues to find money that was never listed.

By: Stefania Shaffer

It hardly seems fair that as soon as we pay bills, review statements, manage family calendars and school cubbies for the month, all of this ironing out will inevitably become all bunched up again when next month’s paperwork requires the same attention.

When it’s our own personal finances, it is easier to put aside organizing—waiting until you have the time. This could be months down the road for busy people because …

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