In addition to aggressively filing documents and papers to assure they'll be available for tax filing, here are some next steps for 2009:
1. Define our family goals for the year and post them (we lapsed in 2008).
2. Assess our financial performance for 2008 (should be very interesting).
3. Elaborate a strategy for reaching these goals.
4. Review and create a budget for 2009.
5. Identify any short term activities that should happen right away.
I'll be working on these items and posting them as they're completed.