Paperwork Is (one of) My Nemeses

by anne on March 30, 2009

paperworkI don’t know about you, but the paperwork surrounding money sometimes drives me absolutely nuts. There are times when getting the rent check actually written and mailed is a chore. Here’s how it worked today:

  • I noticed I had put pay the rent on my calendar for today. 
  • After I posted jobs on AboutFreelanceWriting I decided it would be a good time to pay the rent and one other bill.
  • I couldn’t find my checkbook. Okay, I know I had it a couple of weeks ago in my purse, but it’s not there. I don’t use checks much any more but for the rent and IRS payments I want a paper path. I was, however, to put my hands on my box of checks and decided an out of order check or two wasn’t the end of the world.
  • I opened
    Quicken Home & Business 2009, entered the check number only to be told by Quicken it was out of order. Sigh. Fortunately it let me enter it anyway.
  • I then filled out both the check and the Quicken check register.
  • Next, I got up and got two envelopes, one for the rent and one for the IRS.
  • I got the landlord’s check in an envelope, found his address and got that in the proper place as well as my return address.
  • I found my stamps and put one on the envelope.
  • I repeated the same series of steps for the IRS.
  • Finally I was able to take the two properly addressed, stamped envelopes to my mail box where they await the postal service.

I wish I’d timed myself. It felt like just those two checks took hours. It was probably 15 minutes, including looking for the missing checkbook, but it seemed so much longer.

I’d so rather be doing almost anything else. 

I did force myself to put everything back in place. That might make it easier next month.

Are you good at paper work? Tell us about it.

Love, blessings, and prosperity,
annesig

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Trina L. Grant | Professional Freelance Writer March 30, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Hi, Anne. Kudos on the new site. I like it. I am trying to figure out how to make one about rebuilding your credit. By the way, you are where I want to be right now: having readers who will go look at a new site or blog just because it is yourse, and deciding to hang around. Nice work, keep it coming. (PS: check your tags…I think you meant “work at home”.)

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Trina L. Grant | Professional Freelance Writer March 30, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Uggghh…and I made a typo too! LOL!

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anne March 30, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Hey Trina, I’ll forgive you your typos if you’ll forgive mine. My favorite rebuilding your credit book is by Nolo Press… do you know it? Try the blog… sounds like it’s got possibilities.

Isaac March 31, 2009 at 6:25 am

Like the site. It’s weird how just telling people about how you deal with money, etc. can be so interesting. I guess we love money, huh.

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anne March 31, 2009 at 6:53 am

Hi Isaac – no secrets here 😉 I don’t know that we all love money so much as we all need it to get around our lives. And I know there’s a ton of shame out there around money… wish handling money were taught in schools.

Thanks for stopping here and commenting.

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