Sound familiar? Then try reminders. Put everything into your digital calendar and set reminders to email you at the appropriate time. Set email reminders for important phone calls, friends' birthdays, coupons with expiration dates, property tax bills, and even your tetanus shot 10 years into the future. The list is endless.
It takes some attention and effort to set up and get into the habit, but his new behavior can have a huge payoff (and if you'd like help setting up a system that works for you, I can help). You can even take it a little further and give yourself instructions in the description, like a link to the right webpage, a reminder about where a paper bill or coupon is, or account information. It might make your life easier, and that's what I'm all about.