Why Should You Make a Filing System?

Content Updated on October 14, 2007 A Filing System Helps You and Loves Ones in Emergencies The primary reason you need a good filing system is for protection. You never know when you may need your documents to protect yourself or your loved ones from financial or legal woes. You may: need to prove that you’ve paid a bill, correct a bank error, or correct a credit card error. need to have proof of legal events such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, etc. You may need to have proof of ownership and value in case one of your possessions is…

How to Set Up Your Filing Cabinet

Content Updated October 3, 2007 A filing system is essential if you plan on having paperwork, and if you pay taxes, own a bank account, or go to the doctor you’re going to have paperwork. If you can’t afford a fancy filing cabinet, get a cheap one. If you can afford a cheap one, invest in some plastic storage boxes. If that’s still to expensive for your current financial situation, settle on some sturdy cardboard boxes. All you need are some filing folders and a marker. Hanging file folders are optional but come in handy for setting up categories and…

What to Put in Your Safe Deposit Box

Content Updated October 3, 2007 There are some things that should not only be filed but protected from fire, flood, and theft. Often the best protection is a safe deposit box at a local bank. If you don’t have access to one or simply don’t like the idea of having to go to the bank to get access to your items, purchase a fireproof safe that can be bolted, from the inside, to the studs in your wall or floor to keep the documents safely in your home. Make sure you make a list of the contents of your safe…