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How do you organize your important papers?

Hi I have a question I don't know how to organize our important papers. What are your techniques or how do you organize those papers?

Re: How do you organize your important papers?

  • Black Letter/Legal Size File Box ? 2 Pack

    We have something like this that we put all our bill and important papers in.  We would like to get a fire safe one to put really important papers in like our  marriage certificate, SS cards, ect. But for now, we just use this.

  • I have 2 sets. I have the originals of things like our marriage certificate, vehicle titles, birth certificates, etc in a "go binder" so that in case anything ever happens (fire, flood, evacuation) I have them ready immediately. I have also scanned them with the images printed & saved on a flash drive. Sounds like a lot, but it's worth it for the peace of mind for me.

    The "household" papers for bills, retirement, etc are filed in a portable file holder. and organized according to David Bach's plan outlined in Smart Couples Finish Rich.

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  • LOVE the idea of a 'go' binder and flash drive.

    i need to do this.


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    I have a filer like this one in my office.  It's near the door so I can grab and go in an emergency.  

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  • These are great ideas.  We just have everything in a filing cabinet along with all of our other bills.  Separated into sep folders of course, but these little things for those special documents are a great idea.  Oh yeah, My husband has always keps ALL of his bills for the past 3 years.. ALL OF THEM, is that what we are supposed to do?  I mean, he has check books from like 10 years ago too.. 
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  • We have a file cabinet in our basement where we keep tax returns, official documents like my professional license, etc.

    I keep my school materials in folders.

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  • I basically have this.  Not this exact one but something very similar.


     My husband, before we were married, used a plastic accordion binder. And then of course, there's full on filing cabinets.  It all depends on how much paperwork you have. 

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