This Personal Finance Site Is Helping Me Kick My Paper Addiction

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It’s time to own up to another bad habit: my paper addiction. I use an online banking app, but I still get all my bills–credit and store cards, magazine subscriptions, and utilities—the old-fashioned way.  The result? A sky-high stack of mail I would have never gotten rid of.

And then I found Manilla, a free personal finance management site that has finally helped me kick my paper habit.

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title=”Reminders: I could slap post-its on just about every surface and I’d still forget to pay my bills on time. Manilla shows you bills that are due right on your dashboard and will send text or email alerts if you ask.”
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title=”Join Manilla’s Paper Diet Campaign to kick your own paper addiction”
content=”Manilla has teamed up with catalogue Choice (the service that gets rid of junk mail) to encourage consumers to ditch their financial paper trail.

You can sign up for the campaign on Facebook, but their helpful tips on kicking clutter are worth a visit to the site alone.

Without Tip No. 9, I’d never have heard about Lemon.com–an app that not only sorts and organizes your paper and online receipts but can create expense reports as well.”
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