Financial Fitness Task 8: Digitize Your Receipts #30DaysofGOOD

Get rid of those lingering receipts—put them online.

Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for January?Financial Fitness.

Digitize your receipts.

We all have that friend who stuffs his or her wallet with receipts. Maybe some of us are that person. Heads up: There is a simple solution. Digitizing your receipts diminishes waste and makes it easy to keep track of past purchases. Storing your receipts online also allows you to easily search for keywords and expenses.

Don't have access to a scanner? Not a problem. There's an app for that. NotJot Scanner, one of many options, lets you turn your smartphone into a mobile scanner.

Come back tomorrow for the next task in our financial fitness challenge.

Propose an idea here for a project or workshop that promotes financial fitness in your community. The top-voted idea will win $500 to implement the project.

Photo via (cc) Flickr user jelene