Women spend an average of 55 minutes every day searching for stuff, including 8.2 minutes searching for a receipt. People with messy desks spend an average of 7 1/2 hours per week being distracted by pieces of paper, folders, and stationery supplies. Can't you think of about a hundred other things you'd rather do with that time? Now that you've organized your financial paperwork, your options are wide open. Sleep might be good. Or exercise. You could play Scrabble with your kids. Cook a meal. See two movies over the course of a week. Have a meaningful conversation with a girlfriend or a spouse. Heck, in an hour, you could even have some pretty good sex. And you could make some meaningful money by working one—yes, one—extra hour per day.

If you aren't working now, that means taking on a job that's truly part-time. If you are working, it means perhaps putting in a little overtime or moonlighting.

If you work one extra hour five days a week making \$8 per hour for one year:
5 x \$8 x 52 weeks = \$2,080
Over 5 years: \$10,400
Over 10 years: \$20,800
If you do this for 10 years, put the money in an IRA, and let it grow for 30 years to use for your retirement (and never contribute another dime after those 10 years), you will have \$173,335.

If you make \$10/Hour
In 1 year: \$2,600
Over 5 years: \$13,000
Over 10 years \$26,000
If you do this for 10 years, put the money in an IRA, and let it grow for 30 years for your retirement (and never contribute another dime after those 10 years), you will have \$216,666.

If you make \$20/hour
In 1 year: \$5,200
Over 5 years: \$26,000
Over 10 years: \$52,000
If you do this for 10 years, put the money in an IRA, and let it grow for 30 years for your retirement (and never contribute another dime after those 10 years), you will have \$433,333.

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