Keeping Records And Receipts

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  1. Cody Fousnaugh

    Cody Fousnaugh Very Well-Known Member
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    I have an Excel spreadsheet of all repairs for both our vehicles and our boat. These spreadsheets go all the way back to when we first bought each. If anyone would want to know about any maintenance or repair done, I have history of it all in three filing boxes.
    Keep all receipts concerning the above things and have each year in a folder.

    Also have all Medicare payment receipts and info on past surgeries. Have VA info about me as well.

    We also have a large envelope in the kitchen that we put grocery, restaurant and gas receipts from the current month into. At the end of that month, they are tossed out.

    Do you keep records and/or receipts?
     
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    Not usually. Will keep a receipt on a gift card until I know they received it and it was activated. Just sent ones to my grandsons and they got them so can throw that out and my niece also received her gift card for the baby.

    I may keep a receipt for something for about a month, just in case I need to return it but most places are pretty good about it even without a receipt.

    Most of the time I don't ask for a receipt ...it hasn't been an issue for the 14 years Ive lived here and I really don't need more paper.
     
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    Since my wife has so much experience in accounting, and since we've been charged for something at Walmart twice, she always checks the receipt before we leave.
     
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    Oh, just an add-on to this........we also mark our calendar with restaurants we go to, Dr. appointments and other things. We also use Sticky Notes.
     
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    I always check my supermarket receipt as I'm walking out the door and then toss it in the garbage. I watch as it's being rung up so I know right away if something is wrong and mention it then.

    Usually though, they're always right. Haven't had any problems except for not getting something put in my bag or getting someone else's thing by mistake.

    Ive also walked out with an avocado that I didn't see and left it in my cart. Of course I always return any mistakes.
     
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    I put all my appts in my notes on my iPhone but I do have a huge paper calendar sitting on my desk where I also mark everything. So, I can see at a glance what I have going on that month.
     
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    I don't keep receipts and records like I did when I was working and raising a family.
    Being a single retired Octogenarian that rents it's not necessary. My On Line Banking/Investing/Credit Card info can all be accessed if needed.
     
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    Yea, I never done this when I was married and divorced before.
     
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    I think it's a good idea to keep receipts and good records. I have to say I am lacking in this. Keeping the store receipts is also a good idea for any needed return that may come up. Even grocery receipts.
     
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    The only store where Ive had a problem is Target...they're a stickler for receipts. Costco will give you a refund without a receipt even a year later. Ive had that happen with a set of pots I bought.
     
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    When we decide to sell either vehicle or the boat, who’s ever interested will see all maintenance and repairs done to them and the invoices. To me, that is a good “selling” point. People can lie about maintenance and repairs or just not tell. People can say “oh yes, that’s been done” when asked, but having the receipt/invoice in hand is really the truth. When people are out to sell something, the entire truth about what’s being sold, could be stretched quite a bit. But, receipts don’t lie!
     
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    Oh oh, what was wrong with those pots? Trader Joe's will give you a replacement even if you just tell them something you bought was bad or you had a problem with it. You don't even need to bring the item in, just tell them.
     
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    Yes,TJ's is great....I forget the issue with the pots and pans but think it had to do with whatever coating was on the sauté pan came off.

    I got my money back because they didn't carry that set anymore but I still use the rest of the set and never had a problem with it.

    Like I said, I think Target nit picks the most about anything and everything.
     
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    I'll generally keep a receipt until I find out whether the thing I bought works or not, but sometimes not even then. I don't keep records of things, and sometimes even throw printed manuals away, at times wishing I hadn't.
     
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    You can find most manuels online these days. That's what I do.
     
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    I have had this same issue at the Krogersstore where we shop; so I always check th store receipts before we leave the store. It seems like they do not keep their prices updated, and something will show as on sale; but then I get charged full-price for that item. The last time this happened, they said that the sale was out of date; but since they still had the sale price sticker on the shelf, they had to give me the sale price.
    Kroger used to have their scan-right guarantee, and when they made mistakes like this, you got the item free if they overcharged you. Now, they just adjust the price but you still have to stand in the customer service line.
    As far as saving receipts, I do not do that unless it is something that has a warranty, or that we think might have to be returned. Once we know we do not need the receipt any more, it goes in the trash.
     
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    I keep receipts on applaiances or any big ticket item. I attach the receipt to the manual store in a gallon baggie.
    This way if something goes out, I can see how long we have had it, cost and date bought. It has came in handy a time or two. Grocery receipts I only keep until logged in my debt book.
     
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    Carol Dobra was an accountant, so end of month balance and receipts all filed. Alles in ordnung !
     
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    When selling our house a few years ago, the prospective buyers wanted to see a list showing all major home improvements (including costs) we made since moving there 7 years earlier. We also kept any appliance manuals we had as they requested these as well.
     
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    @Cody Fousnaugh
    Cody, you have never mentioned being married before, I don't think. Was your ex a Hoosier? Was it then that you lived near Carrol Road, north of Ft. Wayne? If I'm too "snoopy", just tell me "mind your own damned business".
    Frank
     
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    No, you’re not too “snoopy” (LOL). This is why wife and I could easily live in a small town......we are easy to talk to.

    My first wife and second wife (same lady) was born in Northern California and moved to Southern California at a very young age. I met her when I was working in EMS.

    My step-parents small farm was on Dafforn Rd, near Carroll Rd.

    Now, I’m not a true Hoosier, being that I was born in the state of New York, but left at 6 years old to Indiana. I’ve never claimed NY as my home.
     
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    We have Instruction Manuals for different appliances as well.
     
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    @Cody Fousnaugh
    My wife was born in a tiny burg between Churubusco and Ligonier called Wolf lake. Her folks lived outside of 'Busco then, but bought a house right on Round Lake when she was about 4, so she's a "laker", really loves the water. Her younger sister was born at the lake. So, she spent her first 28 years in and around 'Busco, married her high school sweetheart, spent a year with him in Alaska, 1970, and worked in the Dana Plant in 'Busco when I came back there to work in '78, newly divorced, I was.
    Frank
     
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