We simplified our accounts. First, we transferred accounts so that we have less organizations to keep track of. We not have rolled over retirement accounts to once institution. One statement with all the accounts on it for each of us. Simple! Less to keep track of monthly and at tax time.
We have consolidated some debt to zero percent credit cards to get the balances paid off faster with all the payment going to the principle. We carefully chose the zero balance offor the longest time frame and no fees. Once it was done, we divided the balance by the number of months at zero percent interest and that is our monthly payment. Each and every month that payment will be made to have the total balance paid in full without any interest.
Okay, this did take sometime to research, but it will be well worth it in the long run. Now that it’s done, it simple to make one payment each month.
How many institutions do you have accounts with?