Help with expense-tracking & receipts?

I care for my niece, who has a disability. I am saving all of her receipts for her benefits, but I

sometimes lose them and it feels like since Covid, there is paper ALL OVER the house, and I’m mixing up her receipts/paperwork and my own. Has anyone else dealt with this, and any ideas for cutting through the paper clutter to get organized? 😞

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Hi @AllisonF203238 were you successful? Angela

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Excellent suggestions @postman29 and @OldMarriedMan and @PeterS668833 😁 Angela

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I use simplifi by Quicken to manage my dad's finances.


I have a folder(s) where I keep all paperwork, but I try to do everything online in the cloud. I tag all bank transactions and run a report monthly to track expenses. I like it because it grabs all bank transactions from credit cards, loans and bank accounts. He still does stuff and it helps me to keep an eye on his spending. He also was a victim of identity theft and occasionally I still see fraudulent charges. 

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

The best way that I found to organize receipts was to purchase a lot of file folders, label each one, and put them in a metal holder for large folders or a large file cabinet. I was my dad's caregiver for 11 years and it worked for me. We are now caregivers for my wife's parents and she uses the same system. The amount of receipts, Medicare statements, bank statements, and other government paperwork can be overwhelming. This system works. I wish you the best of luck.

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This might suit your needs. 

How to organize medical paperwork 

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