Personal Finances: Nuke the excess paperwork

Tips to reduce the tax-time clutter

As tax time draws closer, you'll be opening a pile of envelopes from your employer, bank, mutual fund companies, brokerage houses, and the like, reporting your earnings for the year. That's in addition to the usual statements and stubs you're inundated with throughout the year. To help reduce the clutter-and in some cases save money-here are a few tips from the January issue of Consumer Reports Money Adviser.