If your idea of keeping track of your finances is throwing unopened bills into a cardboard box, you're probably not alone. While organizing is never fun, neither is finding out that you're overdrawn on your bank account or facing an audit because you failed to keep to a financial obligation. Spring is here, so after you've cleaned out the garage and prepped your gardens, here are seven tips to help you end the financial clutter in your life.
1. Establish Some Goals
Decide at the start what you'd like to achieve by getting organized. Pull out a piece of paper and write down some goals that reach out one, five, and even ten years. Some important goals might include debt repayment, college savings, a retirement plan, and a life insurance policy.