Do you know how long to keep certain records? Get organized!

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How long do I keep these?

Whether you are traveling, or preparing your household or business for an emergency, knowing what to keep and for how long is critical. Once you have this information you can decide whether it can be kept in hard copy and/or scanned. Talk with your accountant and attorney about specific financial and legal requirements. Here is a resource that you will find useful as well:

http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Money/Personal-Finance/Managing-Household-Records.shtml