January 01, 2014 09:30 ET

Hearst's Releases New Year's Toolkit, Life Guide to the "New You"

Digital Life Organization Service Partners With Citi, AT&T, Comenity and Hearst Magazines to Help People Improve Their Lives in 2014

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 1, 2014) -  Manilla, the leading, free and secure digital mailbox service that allows consumers to manage their bills and other personal accounts on desktop, tablet and mobile devices, today announced the release of its New Year's Toolkit: A Guide to the New You, a comprehensive e-document designed to help people simplify and organize their lives in the new year and beyond.

"The start of the new year is an opportunity for self-reflection and overall life improvement, and we want to help ease that process," said Sarah Kaufman, editor-in-chief of The Manilla Folder, Manilla's blog. "We've curated some of the best pieces of advice from our expert contributors to ensure that our readers feel empowered to improve their lives this year. Whether it's deciding it's time to get out of debt, save more for retirement, exercise more frequently, or adjust their diet, we want people to feel inspired to make a positive change."

The toolkit covers life-improvement advice within the categories of money, organization, productivity and lifestyle, and offers tips on everything from how to negotiate a raise, to making your health and fitness goals a reality, to how to be on time more frequently. Contributors include several of Manilla's business and content partners, including AT&T, Comenity, Citi, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day and others. The toolkit is available for download by clicking here or by visiting the New Year's category page on The Manilla Folder.

The New Year's Toolkit is part of the Manilla Makeover campaign, which includes a series of Manilla Makeover videos and a promotion that offers entrants the opportunity to win cash. Users can enter the promotion by signing up for Manilla and linking three accounts, which qualifies them to win a grand prize of $2,500.

"Here at Manilla, our goal is to help simplify and organize people's lives by sending them automatic bill pay reminders, retrieving copies of their bills and statements, and allowing them to see everything in one place," said Marc Karasu, chief marketing officer at Manilla. "Now, we're excited to take that promise one step further by not only providing a valuable digital life management service, but also by giving people the advice they need to stick to their resolutions throughout the year, as well as incentives to get their lives organized."

Manilla, which was recently named to Kiplinger's Personal Finance's 2013 Best of Everything List, offers a platform that provides convenient, secure online access to all household accounts and services for more than 3,500 businesses. The free service helps consumers manage all of their household accounts, including financial accounts, utilities, subscriptions, daily deals and travel rewards programs, all through or via the Manilla Android or iOS mobile apps.

About Manilla

Manilla organizes and simplifies people's lives by providing one secure access point to all household accounts and services. The free digital mailbox service helps consumers manage their mail and household accounts, including financial and brokerage, utility, travel, entertainment, subscription and healthcare accounts all through Consumers can also use all of the Manilla features on the go by using Manilla's 4+ star customer-rated Android and iOS mobile apps. Under a single password, Manilla gives customers an automated, organized view of all of their account information, text and email reminders to pay bills, renew expiring subscriptions, and manage soon-to-expire daily deals, all with unlimited storage and seamless document retrieval.

Manilla is a company incubated within and backed by Hearst Corporation. Manilla is the recipient of the Webby Award and People's Voice Award for Best Banking/Bill Pay Service and was chosen as a top service on Kiplinger's Personal Finance's 2013 Best of Everything List, as ABC News "App of the Week," as one of Money Magazine's "Top Money Apps" and as one of's Top 100 Websites. For more information, please visit

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