The List (aka what financial documents you should keep safe—and dry)
(This post originally ran in July of 2011, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it seems pertinent to run it again--especially in light of the advice in the last paragraph.) How many of you have legal and financial documents stashed in different drawers in different locations? Perhaps you have some in your home safe, some in drawers in the bedroom, others in the den and more in the office. What happens when you become sick or die? Does any one person know where all the documents are located? Probably not, including you. The Wall Street Journal published a very interesting article, The 25 Documents You Need Before You Die, addressing just this problem. The article was two pages long, very detailed and well written, so let me give you a synopsis of…
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