BASICS: Make the Most of Time at Home

Kiplinger's Personal Finance|June 2020

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BASICS: Make the Most of Time at Home
Get your finances in shape while you shelter in place.
By Rivan Stinson

BARS AND RESTAURANTS ARE closed, movie theaters are shuttered, and parties are out of the question. Even if you’re working from home, you may have lots of free time on your hands. These projects cost nothing but will pay off long after the pandemic is under control.

Organize accounts. A good way to kick off your to-do list is by assembling a list of all your financial accounts and passwords. Your checklist should include must-have documents, including wills, powers of attorney for financial and health affairs, and bank and investment account info. Track down other documents as well, such as warranties for major appliances and the titles to your cars.

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June 2020