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    Somehow the Debts go under which thread is locked so can't answer there at all.

    I'd have a list with with the person's name on it and under it list all the things you need to do when you see that person, so put the money you owe there as well as anything else you want to talk about or review.

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    I see at least two choices. Use an @Agenda item with that person's name on it and the details of what is owed to them.

    or another choice... I keep a list titled IN/OUT - it has everything listed in one place that I have on loan to others ...
    OUT - "DaVinci Code" - to Kelly - 3-14-08
    OUT - "Pirates of the Carribean" dvd - to Joe - 4-1-08
    and for things I have on loan from others...
    IN - $4 from Bill - borrowed on 9-1-07
    IN - "Gone with the Wind" from Jeff - borrowed 11-13-07

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    • #3
      I have @Contexts for various friends, which I check when I talk to them on the phone or visit them in person.

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      • #4
        Thanks for answering my post!

        Hi!

        Just wanted to say thanks to all of you for answering my thread....I have no idea why it was closed! Thanks Oogiem for answering my question and creating a new thread.

        Brent, shouldn't you be using @Agenda instead?

        I really like Landerson's idea of the In & Out and will use that idea.

        I had an Agenda item for that 4$ I owe but since I don't see that person very often...as I said...perhaps twice a year, I felt it was taking too much space for what it was. Landerson...where do you keep that list since it is not a next action? Perhaps a good place would be under @Agenda - In/Out - and then I can list what I lended and what I owe! or have a new categorie called @In/Out

        Categories: @Agenda
        In/Out
        --------------------
        Out - "DaVinci Code" - to Kelly - 3-14-08
        OUT - "Pirates of the Carribean" dvd - to Joe - 4-1-08
        and for things I have on loan from others...
        IN - $4 from Bill - borrowed on 9-1-07
        IN - "Gone with the Wind" from Jeff - borrowed 11-13-07

        The problem I foresee with that one is since I use outlook...I wouldn't be able to see from a snapshot I owe money to this guy and then may forget.

        or
        Categories: @In/Out
        Out - "DaVinci Code" - to Kelly - 3-14-08
        OUT - "Pirates of the Carribean" dvd - to Joe - 4-1-08
        and for things I have on loan from others...
        IN - $4 from Bill - borrowed on 9-1-07
        IN - "Gone with the Wind" from Jeff - borrowed 11-13-07

        The good thing about that one is that I see everything I owe. In my opinion, this is the way to go.

        Personnally, I think we have to limit the # of categories otherwise it creates just too many lists. That said, to create a new categories for IN/Out is maybe relevant. What do you think?

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        • #5
          I keep my IN/OUT list on an Outlook Note.
          You're right that putting it under an @Agenda IN/OUT would make it more visible during a weekly review - I will try that. Personally, my list is 99% books I've loaned to others and I'm not in any hurry to get them back, so never felt the pull to review the list weekly - I just don't want to lose track of where they are.

          another idea... use the '2 minutes or less' rule and mail a $4 check to your friend. Include a note - "Hey pal - here's the four bucks I owe you from blah-blah. Didn't want to lose track of returning it to you, not sure when we'll see each other next."
          That will finally get it off your mind altogether, it's worth the postage stamp to get this one off the radar screen.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Alloalexandre View Post
            Brent, shouldn't you be using @Agenda instead?
            :shrug: This works for me.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by landerson View Post
              another idea... use the '2 minutes or less' rule and mail a $4 check to your friend. Include a note - "Hey pal - here's the four bucks I owe you from blah-blah. Didn't want to lose track of returning it to you, not sure when we'll see each other next."
              That will finally get it off your mind altogether, it's worth the postage stamp to get this one off the radar screen.
              I like this idea best of all. Especially for such a small amount of money: delaying isn't worth the system overhead.

              Katherine

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