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Safe Deposit Boxes

What Should Be Stored In A Safe-Deposit Box?

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If you can't replace something, or it would be costly or troublesome to replace, consider putting it in your a deposit box. With this general statement in mind, here are some of the items to consider keeping in your safe deposit box:

  • Government Bonds and other Investment Certificates.
  • Property Deeds, Titles, and Bills of Sale.
  • Household Inventories and/or a video or photos of contents of your household. (See Household Inventory.)
  • Personal and family records. For instance:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Marriage Certificate
    • Divorce papers
    • Citizenship Papers
    • Adoption Papers
    • Baptismal Records
    • Military discharge papers
    • Death Certificates.
  • Important Contracts.
  • Patents and Copyrights.
  • Any other document that is government or court recorded.
  • A Copy of your Document Inventory.
  • Good jewelry that you don't often wear. (See Buying Homeowners Insurance.)
  • Small expensive collectibles.

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