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Medical Receipts and Records – Organize Your New Year

Keep More of Your Medical Tax Dollars

Are you using the old shoebox method for storing your medical receipts? Do you have to rummage through a pile of receipts, tally them up and hope you didn’t miss anything at the end of the year to prepare for taxes? It can be tedious and time consuming. If you have a dispute with your insurance company, do you know where to find all your records and proof of payment?

Take a few minutes now to organize your medical receipts and records. It is well worth the investment of time. Be sure to read my blog on Organize Your New Year—Taxes.

Fixing Up My Home…Repairing Month by Month

No More Sweeping It Under the Carpet

Like Geri, I was fully prepared to not have a New Year’s Resolution for 2010. Why set myself up for failure and despair?  I’ve tried the dieting resolution often enough to know that I don’t do very well with that one. At least not after the 3rd week of January.

Last December, I hosted my annual Christmas Swap Party for a handful of friends. This is something I enjoy doing…except for the stress of cleaning the house.  (My husband gave me the best present I could ask for by helping me greatly with this. But I digress…) It’s stressful because I once again focus on all the things I need to fix around the house. I imagine all my friends sitting there drinking wine, and taking in all the imperfections with judging eyes.

Health is the Best New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year

Last year, my New Year’s Resolution was to no longer make a New Year’s Resolution. We make plans, we buy stuff, we motivate ourselves and then as quickly as it began, it’s over! We realize that our plans were unrealistic and we fall back into our old routines and old habits. I say we just forget about putting ourselves through this yearly ritual.

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