What documents should be shredded and what should be kept

Some documents need to be shredded while others are permanent records, meaning you should never shred or discard them. You would want to keep these specific documents secure in safe deposit boxes, fire-proof safes, or locked file cabinets.

How do you know which ones you need to destroy and which ones you need to keep? The Jonesboro State Bank (JSB) and Pledge10.com offers suggestions on each below. To safely destory and dispose of your documents you are invited to come to “Shred Day” at the JSB, located at 109 Jimmie Davis Blvd. in Jonesboro on Saturday, October 30th from 10:00am – 2:00 pm.

List of documents to shred:

Address labels from junk mail and magazines
All Discarded Copier Copies
ATM receipts
Bank statements
Birth certificate copies
Canceled and voided checks
Credit and charge card bills, carbon copies, summaries and receipts
Credit reports and histories
Credit Cards (Expired)
Documents containing maiden name
Documents containing names, addresses, phone numbers or e-mail addresses
Documents relating to investments
Documents containing passwords or PIN numbers
Driver’s licenses or items with a driver’s license number
Drafted Documents
Education Records
Employee pay stubs
Employment records
Expired passports and visas
Identification cards/badges
Legal documents
Insurance Information
Internal Memos
Investment, stock and property transactions
Items with a signature
Luggage tags
Medical and dental records
Papers with a Social Security number
Payroll Information
Pre-approved credit card applications
Phone Logs
Phone Messages
Purchase Orders
Receipts with checking account numbers
Report cards
Resumes or curriculum vitae
Tax forms
Transcripts
Travel itineraries
Used airline tickets
Visitor Logs

Documents that should not be shredded

Birth certificates or adoption papers
Social Security cards
Citizenship papers or passports
Marriage or divorce decrees
Death certificates of family members
Auto titles and home deeds for as long as you own the property


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