Where do you keep important documents such as your will, mortgage papers and birth certificate? Are they tucked away in a desk drawer or stuffed into your filing cabinet? There’s a better place for them.
A safe-deposit box offers a protected place for some of your most valuable items. Found at many banks and credit unions, a safe-deposit box can cost as little as $50 a year and up to more than $400.
Not everything should be kept in a safe-deposit box, though. Here are the types of documents that belong in one and those that should stay close to you.
Tip: Keep a separate list of items in your safe-deposit box and make sure you check your box at least once a year—if only to keep from forgetting where you hid the key.
These items, though important, should not be kept in your safe-deposit box. Instead, keep them somewhere safe at home such as in a fireproof, waterproof safe or lockbox.
Now that you know how to keep valuable documents safe, discover how you can include the places you value in your future plans, too. Contact Joan Winograd at firstname.lastname@example.org or (786) 559-6510 to learn more.