Now that your taxes are filed for 2011, make sure to put a system in place (right now) for keeping track of essential tax documents and papers for 2012. Why wait until next tax season? Create a filing system (or use a 13 pocket accordion folder) and get in the habit of filing on a regular basis to prevent papers from piling up. Do you own a small business? Have a system in place for keeping track of your expense receipts by category. The effort you put into it now will save you time, energy, and a lot of stress later.