that you should keep:
(unpaid and paid for the last year).
statements (checking, saving, money market, etc.) and cancelled
checks for the last 12 months.
card statements for the last 12 months.
list of your credit cards, their numbers, and how to report them
as lost or stolen.
records for you and your family.
household inventory of your belongings for insurance purposes.
policies with records of payment dates and amounts.
relating to employment.
record of where your important documents are located.
to your safe deposit box, if you have one. You should also include
a list of items that have been put in or removed from the box.
tax information, both current and past.
regarding retirement investments.
copy of your will and your spouse's will.
of birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce papers,
child custody and support papers, death certificates, etc.
and/or military records.
documents such as Living Wills, Trusts, Durable Power of Attorney,
list of names, addresses, and phone numbers of relatives to contact
in case of an emergency.
should toss any item that isn't needed for tax
purposes or doesn't fall into the "keepers" list cited
above, for example:
frequent flyer statements