Category Archives: Keeping Track

Web Log-ins and Passwords – Keeping Track

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Web Log-in and Password Planner Sheet

As a wife, a mom, and the Chief Operating Office of our household, I feel like I am on information-overload most of the time. It seems like life speeds by and there is never enough time to accomplish everything on my priority list. My brain is always playing the zero-sum game: when I put in something new, something else needs to fall out to make room. So I am always devising new tactics to keep track of all the important information in my life; and to be okay with letting some things go. 

I use a log in my Planning Binder to keep track of my web log-ins and passwords.  I use more than 75 log-ins for personal and professional purposes.  I am sure you have just as many if not more. To keep track, I write everything down in one place and refer to that one place each time I am on-line.   My designed Web Log-in and Password Planner Sheet will help you keep all your information in one place. Print it out, 3-hole-punch it, and put it in your planner binder.  Refer to it and add to it regularly. Or, save it electronically and revise it accordintly so you never forget your important information.

Remember to keep this printed log in a very safe place; especially if you have noted log-ins pertaining to financial or personal information. Or save your log electronically with password-protection–just be sure to remember this password!

Comments and suggestions are always welcome! Let me know what planner pages you would like to see here!

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Save $$ Grocery Shopping – Keeping Track of Triple Coupons

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Have you wondered how others find products that are FREE or 95% off? Have you ever been confused while standing in the isle with your coupons trying to calculate in your head if that 45¢ off 4 cans of beans will compute to a 75% off discount? I created the tool that will help you find the best deals on your next triple coupons shopping trip!

With my Triples Doubles Shopping List you can name the discount you desire and know instantly if your coupon will give you that great bargain discount.

Simple Steps to Prepare:

1. List the coupons you would like to use (Ex: $1/2 Granola Bars, this sale will double the Q value)

2. Name your desired discount (Ex: I will buy the product if it is 85% off)

3. Sort your shopping list by grocery department

4. Print your Triples Doubles Shopping List, grab your coupons and go shopping!

5. Compare the store shelf price with your Triples Doubles Shopping List price to see if your coupon will give you your desired discount (Ex: for my Granola Bar MFQ to give me a 85% discount, the shelf price must be $1.76 per box. If the shelf price is LESS than or equal to $1.76 per box, BUY IT, it is 85%+ off!! If the shelf price is MORE than $1.76 per box the coupon discount will be less than 85% off, so don’t buy the product.)

I found many items at a 75%+ discount on my triple coupons shopping trips by using this List method and my trips more efficient because I simply compare the price on my list and the store shelf price to know instantly if the discount is a good deal.

I hope this tool will help you with your next trip!! If you would like to share my Triples Doubles Shopping List, please do, just remember to link back to my blog!! If you have questions or suggestions leave me a comment! Happy bargain hunting to you!

NOTES:
Download the worksheet to use its calculation functions.

You must enable macros in order to use this worksheet. (In Microsoft Excel click on the Tools menu and select Macros, then select Security. Switch your settings to Medium and click Ok. Then open the file, and select Enable Macros. (Warning: allowing unknown Macros to run on your computer can put your computer at a higher risk for getting viruses.)

See the instructions on the List sheet to use the List functions properly.

Healthcare Planner Pages – Keeping Track

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Healthcare Planner Pages

I learned early on to keep track of everything medical-related. Doctors’ offices don’t always keep accurate co-payment records, medical reimbursement plans require orgininal documentation, and insurance companies regularly make claim mistakes. With two small children, we have been to NICU, the cardiologist, the nephrologist, the urologist, the physical therapist, the dentist, the ER, a bunch of radiologists, and of course the pediatrician. (My children are very healthy, but just seem to have a lot of “issues.”) I keep track of ALL my family’s medical information in my take-with-me-everywhere planning binder. I actually created my own planning pages to accurately and efficently capture all my healthcare information.

I created for you a designed set of Healthcare Planner Pages that you can download and print for Free. Use them to keep all your healthcare information in one place. (Don’t forget to add blank notes pages to keep track of phone conversations! It took me 5 months of conversations to finally schedule my son’s surgery.)

Keep in mind that you also might want to give a copy of your family’s medical history to a third party you trust, like grandparents, or a caretaker who cares for your children so that in the event of an emergency someone else would be able to give a medical professional your child’s complete and accurate medical history.

I hope these pages are useful to you. Please feel free to give me your feedback about what you would add to these planner pages or other planning pages you would like to see here in the future!  Happy organizing to you!