Financial Organizing – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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Welcome to the Financial Organizing edition of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival! We have a lot of new people participating this month, so I’d like to welcome everyone and encourage you to read and comment on your colleagues’ posts. I’m sure you’ll find it to be a fun way to get to know one another while picking up some new ideas for your clients, or even for yourself!

When I chose this month’s topic, I was a bit concerned that we might have a whole bunch of similar posts, so I was really pleased to see the wide range of submissions that came in!

We have:

Budgeting tips from Audrey Cupo in It’s More Important Than Ever To Budget Your Money

Money management tips from Ellen Delap in Getting Organized with Your Money and Finances and Ramona Creel in Ten Steps To Financial Freedom. Ramona says,

Financial independence is well within our grasp — we just have to make a few fundamental shifts in the way we choose between instant gratification and future security.

Credit card tips in Playing Your Cards Right: How The CARD Act Helps Organize Your Finances from Julie Bestry, who says,

A major key to getting and keeping your finances in order is understanding the credit and debt infrastructure–the rules that determine how much interest you’re charged and the fees you are assessed. As they say, forewarned is forearmed!

Tips for filing financial paperwork from Michelle Deo in Files & Taxes and Margarita Ibbott in Homebox – One Spot Document Holder and Filing System

Financial document retention tips from Angie Weid in Do I Really Need My Last 5 Years of Electric Bills?

And last but not least, some spectacular piggy banks for storing your change from Jeri Dansky, the product-finding organizer, in Piggy Banks That Aren’t Pigs: A Glyptodon, A Goat, and More.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this month’s Professional Organizers Blog Carnival!

In honor of Earth Day, the theme for April will be green organizing, and you are welcome to submit your post at any time.

For those of you who like to plan ahead, the topic for May will be organizing tips for busy moms, but no submissions will be accepted for May’s Carnival until after April 10th.

If you’d like to suggest a topic for a future Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, please feel free to leave a comment or to contact me directly.

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Topics for 2024

Forming New Habits
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Creative Storage Solutions
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Money Management
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Education and Organizing
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Filing Systems
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Submission dates: May 16 to June 19
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Writing and Organizing
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Meal Planning
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Organizing Meetings
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Organizing for Seasonal Changes
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Best Organizing & Productivity Books
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Best of 2024
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  1. Julie Bestry Julie Bestry on March 11, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Janet, thank you for including my post with those of my highly esteemed colleagues. Some, like Jeri’s great piggy bank post, I’d seen already, and others are new delights. As always, thank you for your stellar support of the professional organizing field, and of the world of organizing advice. Gold stars!

  2. Avatar Janet Barclay on March 12, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Thank you, Julie – I will wear those gold stars with pride!

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