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#23763 - 01/25/04 06:51 AM Financial Preparedness
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There have been some great threads here on backing up data and keeping all that personal financial information accessible and portable for unexpected situations (I love the new USB micro-drives). Anyway, along those same lines, here is a good list of documents to consider and when to dispose of archives:

http://www.ricedelman.com/planning/basics/whattokeep.asp
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#23764 - 01/26/04 08:05 PM Re: Financial Preparedness
JOEGREEN Offline
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Robert,
That was a great link! It answered alot of questions. Thanks for posting it.
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#23765 - 01/27/04 03:00 PM Re: Financial Preparedness
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Thanks for the iinfo. We just went through our annual disposal of old records. I was aware of the 7 year rule for most items but this page answered a lot of questions.

Chris

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#23766 - 01/28/04 07:13 PM Re: Financial Preparedness
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Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
This page answered many questions and brought up a few.

I heard that major tax and financial laws had changed. We are now encouraged to keep stuff for 10 rather than 7 years, as the IRS is allowed to pry that far back into your history.

I don't have that kind of room in our small townhouse.

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#23767 - 01/28/04 07:55 PM Re: Financial Preparedness
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You could employ a data-scanning service. They could put all your >10 year-old records on a DVD and give you multiple copies. Just a few DVDs instead of boxes of papers. Just a thought.
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