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Organization

Posted by ejtay Thursday, May 07 at 4:27 PM

Me too. How do you organize it once you scan it? In folders on the computer or do the make programs ...

Overtime taxes

Posted by ejtay Thursday, May 07 at 4:25 PM

Oh wow, that's more than I thought.

How long to you keep financial documents?

Posted by ejtay Thursday, May 07 at 4:24 PM

Are you keeping ALL documents for 10 years?

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