CHAPTER 1: TRACKING YOUR MONEY -- helps you prepare for the mental side of getting your finances in order, as well as do the background work for a solid budget...including:

CHAPTER 2: GETTING THE FIGURES TO MATCH -- takes a look at the process of reconciling your income and expenses with your statements each month...including:

CHAPTER 3: AVOIDING LATE FEES AND OVERDRAFTS -- offers some tips, techniques, and suggestions for getting your bills paid on time...including:

CHAPTER 4: FIGHTING THE DATA DELUGE -- discusses ways to stay on top of your incoming paper and financial documents...including:

CHAPTER 5: STORING DOCUMENTS FOR EASY RETRIEVAL -- outlines a simple yet effective system for filing and storing your financial papers...including:

CHAPTER 6: PROVING IT'S YOURS OR SHOULD BE -- leads you through the process of creating a household inventory and documenting all of your belongings...including:

CHAPTER 7: BE AN ORGANIZED CONSUMER -- helps you take a look at your spending habits and ways you can be more conscious in your shopping decisions...including:

CHAPTER 8: LEARN MORE FROM YOUR ORGANIZED DATA -- teaches you how to analyze your financial situation using information you already have...including:

CONCLUSION -- offers some closing thoughts about keeping on top of your finances...including:

APPENDIX A: FUTHER RESOURCES -- outlines some additional items and information that may be valuable for you as you get to work on your finances...including:

APPENDIX B: SAMPLE FINANCE FORMS -- provides you with some reproducible forms that you can use to better track your income and expenses...including: