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Bills-In-A-Box: The Stress-Free System For Organizing Your Finances – Non-Monthly Bills (Step 3 of 5)

A few days ago, I introduced my calendar-based system for organizing my financial documents and monthly bills.  Today, I’m writing about how I handle bills that don’t come monthly, but come quarterly, annually, or semi-annually. For those new to the site or to this series – Click here for Step 1 – The Introduction Click here for Step 2 – The Setup Non-Monthly Bills – 1.  You should have 13 folders in your box.  12 of these are labeled with the months of the year.  The 13th folder should be labeled Accounts.  (There will be more on the Accounts folder in the next bills-in-a-box article.) 2.  Go through your folders and mark the dates when annual, semi-annual, and quarterly bills…

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Bills-In-A-Box: The Stress-Free System For Organizing Your Finances – The Setup (Step 2 of 5)

Yesterday, I introduced you to the Bills-In-A-Box system.  Today, I’ll outline the setup and go over the basics for how you can put together your own Bills-In-A-Box system and start using it to manage your monthly bills. The Setup – 1.  Label your folders, January for folder 1, February for folder 2, and so on, until you have 12 labeled folders, January through December.  Label the final folder (folder 13) Accounts.  (More about folder 13 later…) 2.  Create a calendar for each month of the year.  Be sure that your calendar has enough space, in each date-block, to make small notations.  (As I mentioned in the introductory post, feel free to download and use the calendar that I designed for…

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Bills-In-A-Box: The Stress-Free System For Organizing Your Finances – Introduction (Step 1 of 5)

For those of us who are struggle to get (and stay) organized, managing month-to-month finances can be extremely stressful.  So, I’ve created a simple, low-cost system for organizing my bills and managing my financial obligations.  Introducing – Bills-In-A-Box I’ve been using the Bills-In-A-Box system for more than two years – and it works.  It’s simple, easy-to-setup, and practical.  Over the next few days, I’ll introduce the system, detail how I use it, discuss a few advanced tips, and present a video how-to for exactly how the system works.  Consider subscribing to No Credit Needed, via RSS or daily Email, to receive each step as they’re published. What You Will Need – 1.  You will need a “box”.  The kind of…

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