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6 Important Documents to Keep Safe

Investing in a home safe in Utah can keep all of your important papers stored in one place. Before choosing the right home safe for you and your family's most important paperwork, examine this list to see what needs to be kept and for how long. Usually, a stack of 8.5 X 11 inch papers a foot high can easily fit into a home safe that measures 1.2 cubic feet.

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Birth and Death Certificates

Birth and Death Certificates

These are important for proof of so many things and by keeping them safely locked away in one place you can avoid all the headaches and hoop jumping that comes with acquiring new ones. These documents need to be kept in a home safe forever.

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Estate Planning Documents

Estate Planning Documents

As morbid as it may sound, these documents need to last longer than you do. Keeping them in a home safe is a good idea, but your lawyer or executor needs to know how to unlock your safe as well. You can also give them copies for them to keep in their own safe.

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Life-Insurance Policy

Life-Insurance Policy

These documents need to be kept in a home safe as proof of life insurance until coverage ends.

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Savings Bonds

Savings Bonds

These can hold a lot of value and should be kept in a home safe until they reach maturity and can be cashed in. This can be as long as 30 years and a home safe can help guarantee against loss.

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Stock Certificates

Stock Certificates

Similar to savings bonds, these need to be kept in a home safe until the stock is sold and cashed in.

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Tax Returns

Tax Returns

In case of a dreaded IRS audit, all tax return documents need to be kept in a home safe for at least 7 years.

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Home

Home

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