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Financial Organizing Made Easy & Fun by Nanette Duffey

     ....sharing morsels on money management and life

A veteran of the corporate grind, Nanette Duffey now shares her enthusiasm for organized living and her morsels of money management magic with www.Onlineorganizing.com readers. Inside you will find useful, achievable tips for better money management, managing your vital documents, and using personal financial tools. Trust us - there is a whole lot more in store! Nanette's honest, straight-forward approach gives you the facts and figures that allow you to make it all add up!

Latest Posts:

Buy Forever For Just a Penny

Have you heard the news? 

  Our friends that USPS has quietly announced(http://www.usps.com/prices/welcome.htm) that they are raising the first class postage rates on May 12th. It was just eleven months ago, in May 2007, that they passed along the last rate increase, and here we are again.  So what's the big deal you ask, it's only a penny rate increase?   Personally, I'm the kind of person who sends fewer items each year, instead opting to pay my bills via electronic methods or use the phone to send Birthday wishes. For me the penny increase is more about the pain than the price. Then again I start...


posted on: 4/1/2008 11:30:00 AM  by Nanette Duffey
category: Finances

Laugh Because It's True

I confess often it's the simplest of things that make me smile at the end the day. Maybe it's an an old familiar song, a phone call from a far away friend, or a advertisement that's just so true it make you giggle out loud.   I like to think I'm don't notice the jumbo sized billboard ad that endlessly line the highways or even those ugle plastic sign boards plastered to telephone polls. However, now and again one seems to catches my eye and for good reason. Usually it contains something so darn silly or whimsical that I find myself smiling each and every time I drive by it. One of those times occurred earlier this week as I drove home in the evening commute home around metro...


posted on: 3/4/2008 11:30:00 AM  by Nanette Duffey
category: Finances

Save Green By Going Green for Your Sweetie

  Call me crazy, my mother has, because for years I have been telling my husband NOT to buy me flowers for Valentine's Day. While I would enjoy their beauty I'm just too practical or some say cheap, to have him spend "our" hard earned money for something that costs a fraction of that price just days later.  

On this Valentine's Day show that special someone their special without going into the red! So if you are stumped for ideas or just need a little inspiration this Valentine's Day you' have come to the right place. I have some earth and wallet friendly ways to show someone you Heart...


posted on: 2/12/2008 11:30:00 AM  by Nanette Duffey
category: Finances

Wanna to Try Financial Software?

As a professional organizer and household money manager I spent quite a bit of time each week using personal finance software. Hey we all have our hidden talents, my just happens to be managing numbers and money!   My days are often spent helping clients weave their way through a seemingly endless list of purchases, returns, and transfers. This laundry list of transactions are very often downloaded (per my repeated suggestions to save us both valuable time & money) from various financial institutions and credit card issuers.  What once sounded like a great idea has suddenly gone awry. I've learn to spot the signs. It's when of their excitment leaves and when the frustration...


posted on: 1/29/2008 11:30:00 AM  by Nanette Duffey
category: Finances

Use It or Lose It!


FSA or Flexible Spending Arrangements have become part of 25 million American's health care plans. They carry a tax savings opportunity, but also a "use it or lose it"...


posted on: 1/15/2008 11:30:00 AM  by Nanette Duffey
category: Finances

Healthcare Financial Figures for a Healthy Wallet


Have you heard about the increasing costs of health care in America?

  By now who has not! If you are one of the 180 million American's covered by employer sponsored health care plan, a figure according to the recent Towers Perrin 2007 Health Care Cost Survey, it's likely that you recently received a new insurance card in the mail. With the start of each new calendar year many employees are likely find themselves with revised health care benefits plans. These changes that can contain a few unpleasant surprises, such as increased co-pay amounts or deductibles. Don't get caught off...


posted on: 1/8/2008 11:30:00 AM  by Nanette Duffey
category: Finances

Getting to Know Thyself... The Journey Begins today!

Tick, tick, tick….As my office clock ticks down the last few hours and minutes of 2007 I can't help but fall into a reflective, optimistic trance about the upcoming year. Yes, making and keeping New Year's resolutions is likely to be all the rage of writers, newspaper columnists, and bloggers over the next few weeks. They'll start pitching tips and hints from experts on how to loose weight, eat right, exercise more, and of course get ORGANIZED!



Not to be left out of the annual event I too have set resolution, or embarked on a journey of sorts, and that's to get to know...


posted on: 1/1/2008 11:30:00 AM  by Nanette Duffey
category: Finances

Have You Seen a Short Register Receipt Lately?


As I child I remember intently watching from my grocery cart perch at the Hollywood market. I loved to watch as the register spewed out its long white streamer at the end of each shopping trip. It didn't take long for me to learn that the length of that tape was strangely connected to the amount of time it took to load the paper sacks into our wood paneled station wagon. In my young mind I had figured out one of the world's most complex relationships…. the longer the receipt tape the longer I'd be waiting on mom to load up the wagon.



posted on: 12/18/2007 11:30:00 AM  by Nanette Duffey
category: Finances

Gift Receipts: Take 'em or Leave 'em?

Ho, ho, ho.... The holiday shopping and giving season is upon us. Soon to will the gift returning and exchanging season arrive.   Branded a 'picky person' by my family members, I have to admit that finding a gift receipt neatly tucked inside any holiday gift is a welcome relief for me. I'm that difficult to buy for but a gal needs only so many figurines that require dusting and only so many misfit winter garments in a place that it doesn't snow. I show that same respect for those on my holiday list by handing over those handy little receipts during the holiday season. Here are a few hints for managing the every growing pile of register tapes and slips with ease:   Form A...


posted on: 12/11/2007 11:30:00 AM  by Nanette Duffey
category: Finances

Are Gift Cards in Your Future?

Giving of gift cards were once thought of as a last minute fail safe giving option. That's notion has now been replaced....


posted on: 12/4/2007 11:30:00 AM  by Nanette Duffey
category: Finances

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About Nanette:

Nanette Duffey, owner of Organized Instincts, LLC provides professional organizing and money manager services to individuals, families, and small businesses. Before founding Organized Instincts in 2005, she held several finance roles at GE and earned a B.S., Financial Management, from Clemson University. Nanette has appeared in the media and regularly presents to a variety of civic and community organizations. Nanette currently serves as the Treasurer for the NAPO Georgia (National Association of Professional Organizers) chapter. Nanette loves to travel, football, photography, ballet, and learning to cook.

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Pastime Passions

  • Everyday Food with Rachel Ray
    Long before she was Oprah cool she was just Rachel Ray. Thanks to her easy going style, and speedy recipes I now consider myself a comfortable in the kitchen.
  • Professional Lego Artist
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  • Kiplinger Magazine - It's for everyday people
    One the few magazines that I renew year after year. For about $20 per year it's full of straightforward, easy-to- read articles on personal finance topcis like investing, saving for college & retirement and all things money for today's household. Give yourself the gift of knowledge.
  • Atlanta Ballet
    Fine Art at it's finest for those of us how learned to dance only after we became adults.
  • "When I Was Younger" Commercial
    Thanks to the healthcard giant, KP, I get a healthy dose of the giggles each time this commercial appears. See for yourself.

Organizer's Favorites

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  • Quicken - Personal Financial Software

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