My Big, Fat, Green Binder :o)

Discussion in 'Credit Talk' started by julesh, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. julesh

    julesh Well-Known Member

    When I started on this journey, WAY BACK last month, I threw everything in a hanging file folder. Well that became filled-up and disheveled in short order. SOOOO, I got this BIG, FAT, GREEN 3 ring binder. I inserted several tabbed dividers and a clear-vu slash pocket in each section. I three hole- punch most things, and if that won't work I put it in the clear pocket. I keep a monthly calendar printed from WP, and also an "action list" for both Dh and myself (also printed from WP) that I log actions, dates, results, etc. I have a section for each of the three CRA's where I keep all CR's and dispute info. I keep all correspondence, all my GC's, sample letters, copies of FCRA, FDCPA etc. in my BIG, FAT, GREEN binder. This big thang sits right on my computer desk 'cause I use it EVERYDAY. Just thought I'd share. :eek:)
  2. tiger00

    tiger00 Well-Known Member

    HAHA!!! I've got an expanding folder with a handle no less. All the CRA stuff is there, the green cards and certified receipts have their own place with a small binder clip holding them together as well. As someone that has no anal retentive tendencies, I'm pretty amazed at the tracking system that I have for this stuff!!! Oh yea, tracking of events is done in Outlook with backup copies made everyday.
  3. brian71

    brian71 Well-Known Member

    I track everything in Outlook too...using the Journal, making my own ToDo folders, etc. Keeps me organized :)
  4. merlin

    merlin Well-Known Member

    I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only "organization geek" here! I have my binders (yes, I did say binderS) tab-divided, alphabetized and color-coded with cross-referencing.
  5. galabar

    galabar Banned

    Make sure you back that stuff up. Write it to a CD or DVD and if you don't have a burner, get one!!!

  6. tiger00

    tiger00 Well-Known Member

    If you have Outlook and a Yahoo account you can sync the two so you have it in two places.
  7. julesh

    julesh Well-Known Member

    Ahhhh, but see the beauty of a binder, as opposed to expandable folder (which I considered), is that I can flip back and forth with ease - comparing all the inaccuracies on 6 CR's (mine and dh's). LOL!
  8. tiger00

    tiger00 Well-Known Member

    Re: Re: My Big, Fat, Green Binder :eek:)

    Yes, there is a beauty to the binder, but I didn't think that the binder had the "nutcase" feel that a nerd like myself needed. I can tote my little binder to and fro, like a low buck Perry Mason, drop it on a counter, file through to the appropriate folder and feel like I'm the king of the world!!! LOL!!!!

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