Why email receipts?
We all know that keeping your receipts is essential. That’s why. Everyone has had that moment when having a receipt made life so much easier for all involved: returning something to a store, double-checking the purchase price, and deducting taxes. There are a lot of good and proper uses for receipts. Especially for people looking to save money, tracking expenses is a lot easier when you have a document showing what you bought, how much, and when.
It’s just good practice to keep your receipts, even if you never need them or don’t bother tracking your finances that much. At the very least, it makes for a less stressful tax season. But well, we all know the importance of keeping our receipts, but do we know how to keep our receipts? Even if you do know what to do with dozens of small and fragile paper slips, it’s not uncommon that we don’t even bother getting it from the store in the first place. Or they get destroyed in the washing machine in our pant’s pockets.
So, why not email receipts instead? Let us at Yubilly start this conversation with two reasons why:
Safety and Security – but also Convenience
Let’s start with the obvious: paper documentation of any type is always in danger of damage. If you need to deduct a significant sum in your taxes (or at least get some of it back), you better be prepared with the proper documentation. That means you must keep the receipt safe and secure at all times. But usually, it will get shoved in a drawer somewhere, forgotten forever, and not deducted because you never found it again.
But what if there is a way to keep your receipts safe and secure, away from the spilling of coffee or the infinite void of “that drawer”? Well, there is! You keep your receipts in digital format – get them sent to your email. You can’t damage it because it’s not a piece of flimsy paper. You can’t lose it: just search for it in your inbox, and it’s there. It doesn’t clutter your house with infinite amounts of tiny paper garbage.
But that’s not all; paper receipts represent an extensive identity theft risk. Sometimes, there’s enough information in there to allow criminal access to your credit card information and to go on a shopping spree with your money. Just a tip to follow from now on: don’t just throw away your paper receipts anywhere; it’s actually dangerous. Better yet, have them email the receipt to you! Just be safe out there.
Better than just having your receipt in email format, it’s even safer and more secure if you use Yubilly. We all know that businesses will send us a lot of extra emails after the receipt, some of it very “spammy.” Some will try to track what we do, how we’re spending our money, send those suspicious survey links, and many other issues. Not with Yubilly, though, which protects your personal contact information beyond just having it be digital.
Tracking and Organizing and Numbers
The year is 2022, and just imagine the scene: you come home and want to organize your finances. Be it for the first time as someone starting out, an experienced weekly budgeter, or just someone trying to do it after four failed attempts this month (yes, we know who you are).
You grab all your paper receipts, sit on a desk, and start taking notes. One by one. By hand. For the entire drawer of receipts you had for the month.
Then you start to add them in the phone’s calculator. Some receipts look very similar, and you can’t remember if the $247.93 one was put in twice or not. You start over. See where this is going? Using email receipts is a lot better for your tracking of finances. Especially if you are doing it using Yubilly.
Even with a traditional email inbox, it can get very confusing, and all the other emails can be very distracting indeed. The secret to tracking your receipts for financial purposes is to have your inbox clear at all times, have it show only the essential of what you need, and be easy to use.
Email receipts are the way to go. It’s safer, it’s cleaner, and it’s something we are already used to do. The other option is for you never to take receipts – and that’s just not an option. You have to go for digital. But not just any digital platform: there’s a lot of risks there too, and avoiding identity thieves and scammers is a full-time job for all of us in this information era. But now we have an alternative that is in the email format, safe, and convenient: Yubilly. Check it out here if you want to know more!