Colette shares financial advice in business section article
On Monday, August 8 Colette was featured in an article by Alison Griffith in The Chronicle Herald’s business section, offering advice to keep your business and personal finances organized and on track.
What’s the biggest impediment to financial stability?
None of the above — it’s disorganization.
We tend to blame financial woes on a host of factors that often seem too monumental to tackle, as if they are addictions or circumstances beyond our control. So we do nothing.
However in many, perhaps most, cases, the cause of financial problems is right under our noses — in drawers, boxes, files, envelopes and lodged in a host of bookmarks on our computer. In other words, a great, big, fat money mess is getting in the way of your financial stability.
“People have a fear of money,” observes Colette Robicheau, an organizing consultant and coach with Organize Anything in Halifax.
“The big issue is that they really don’t have a grasp of their (financial) situation.”
That lack of grasp, says Robicheau, often results in a paper pileup from unopened or unread mail and what she calls a digital disconnect.
“A lot of my clients say they can’t handle the paper but if you’re not organized on paper, you won’t be digitally,” she says.
It’s really easy to pay bills online or set up automatic payments, but it’s equally easy to lose track of whether or not they’ve been paid or paid properly.
“I’m a tree saver like the next gal but there’s nothing like a piece of paper with paid marked on it,” Robicheau emphasizes.
That old-school approach — paper, files, sticky labels — is a great place to start if your financial life is in shambles.
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