Reference vs. Personal Filing

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  1. M_Kelsch

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    In setting up a paper version of the GTD system, should your personal documents be integrated into the Reference folders or be kept separate?

    I define personal documents as items filed under: Automotive (e.g. service records, BMV, etc.); Financial (e.g. Paid in Full statements); Health (e.g. EOB); Household (e.g. lawn service agreements); Personal (e.g. professional memberships); Taxes; etc.. In my mind these documents are more store and save. Sometime I have to go back and reference them, but they do not have an inherent future action associated with them.

    Thank you in advance for your insight.
     
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    There are no "shoulds". File documents where you expect to find them!
     
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    If they're purely Reference - no Next Action required - then they're filed in Reference.

    Any that do have a Next Action go in Action Support.
     

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