How to get financial papers in order?
April 4, 2011 2:05 PM Subscribe
How and in what form should financial documents/bills be kept at home?
posted by anya32 to work & money (10 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
My sweetie and I are finally organizing the office. We have different styles of keeping our records (one of us likes boxes of envelopes, the other prefers binders).
Beyond a useful way of keeping the records (box versus binder), what do we have to keep and for how long? Paper form or electronic? So many banks and credit card companies are pushing for "no paper" records but I have a secret "store some cash under the mattress" mentality - should I change that? Do we need to keep old (and paid) medical bills? Utility bills?
I have found some ideas using google, but would appreciate any organizing methods that you have, too.
Thanks so much!