Leaving the country for a few months? If you haven't already done so, now's the time to go paperless.
- Bills. Take this opportunity to move all your bills online. Be systematic: each month when a bill comes in, set up online bill pay. This may take several months to straighten out, but it’s well worth it. While you’re at it, make sure you are getting rewards for all your credit card expenditures.
- Move documents to the Cloud. Previously known as “the Internet.” Choose your favorite method – Dropbox is mine – but make sure you can access all of your important information from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.
- Skype. I know it takes some getting used to, but Skype is incredible! They offer free Skype-to-Skype video calls. But you can also call non-Skype numbers in the US for 1.2-2.3 cents per minute, depending on the plan you choose. A great way to stay connected to friends and family.