1 – File my taxes which can do for FREE online with Turbo Tax or H&R Block. I get mine done by a professional but if you are sophisticated enough to file your own taxes be sure to try both services to see which provides you with the highest return.
2 – Organize your documents. I go through my paper work file once a month and empty all of my file folders. If you want less paper clutter you can try out the FREE organizing service offered by Manilla that helps you organize you paper work virtually.
3 – Check your credit and review your finances. I use Credit Karma, but you can use Credit Sesame for FREE. The are both great services that provide detailed information on your current financial picture as well as tools to see what your finances would look like after implementing small changes.
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