I have decided to make it a point to shift to electronic communications whenever possible from now on, and in honor of Earth Day I am choosing April as my turnaround month. If I had thought ahead I would have weighed all the bills, stock annual reports, and quarterly statements that came piling in through the mail slot this month and then done another weigh in next April.
The corporate world is trying to help us do this. If you own any of these stocks, you can sign up through eTree and get a tree planted at the same time you sign up to eliminate paper correspondence.
Nearly any bill you receive will have an offer to sign up for electronic notification. If you pay your bills online like I do, this makes perfects sense. Take a closer look at it this month. Oh, and don't forget, you can file your income tax electronically as well.
These are choice WE can make.