Last fall I opened one of my filing drawers to retrieve a health care receipt for my husband. He took one look at the file bulging with receipts for our Flexible Spending Account and, shaking his head, said, “I don’t remember my mom having filing cabinets full of stuff like this.” Whether it’s just our imagination (or our age?) it does feel like our files are starting to get out of control and it’s time to do something about it.
So I’ve set a goal to go paperless in 2013. I’ve identified six benefits: