Spring cleaning your finances

Spring Cleaning

Click on the image above to view the entire infographic from Mint.

Happy first day of Spring! Is Spring cleaning an annual tradition in your household? If so, make sure that sorting through your financial documents is on your to-do list.

Throughout the year, you’ll likely receive dozens if not hundreds of pages of financial documents: bills, receipts, tax information, product warranties, bank and investment statements, etc. It can be a hassle to keep track of all the information. This might not seem like a problem now but if you ever need to access the information at a moment’s notice, rifling through the disorder can be a real pain. Additionally, you want to make sure that any items with personal and financial information is properly disposed of.

Mint has an infographic to guide you through a Spring cleaning of your financial documents. Of course, you don’t have to do this in the Spring: Summer, Fall, and Winter are perfectly fine seasons to review your financial documents. It doesn’t matter when you sit down and organize your finances — just be sure to do so at least once a year.

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