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One Year to an Organized Financial Life: From Your Bills to Your Bank Account, Your Home to Your Retirement, the Week-by-Week Guide to Achieving Financial Peace of Mind by Russell Wild, Regina Leeds

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WEEK ONE
Pay Your Bills on Time
This week, you can
• Handle mail daily
• Devise a simple system to stay current on your bills and protect your credit in the process
IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN PAYING YOUR bills on time, you need to understand why. For some the problem is cash flow: a lost job, no more savings, or overspending. However, many people don’t pay their bills on time simply because they forget. They have no system in place for bill paying or are bored by the process. This week we put solutions in place. Paying your bills on time, every time, helps boost your FICO score—the powerful number that directly affects your access to credit and the interest rate you pay on credit cards, loans, mortgages, and so on.

DEALING WITH MAIL

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