Keep these items in your home rather than at the bank.
When homeowners are asked where is the safest place to keep items, many understandably say in a security box in the bank. After all, banks have the best 24-hour security and alarm systems.
Even though the security is undeniably secure at the bank, if you need access to an item in the bank in a time crunch, you may be facing disappointment and frustrating. When you need your Social Security number pronto, waiting until Monday morning is less than ideal.
Before you drop all of your important documents at the bank, here are seven items that you should safe within your home.
Insurance policies and your agent’s contact information. You’ll need this info straight away if you need to file a claim.
Family medical information, and contacts of doctors and pharmacies. If an emergency occurs, you can’t wait until the bank is open to know your family’s health information.
Passports, original birth certificates, and Social Security cards. Personal information should be kept close to home – preferably in the home’s safe.
Safe deposit box keys. If you store valuables in a bank safe deposit box, you’ll want to keep the keys in your home safe.
Tax documents and tax returns from the past six to seven years. You may need to know important tax information quickly.
Family heirloom and similar valuables. Store high-valuable items, such as jewelry and watches, so that they are in easy reach when they need to be.
Computer backup disks or drives. In case you need information in a pinch, they are in your home’s safe!
Now that your home is home to valuable documents, it’s time to reassess your homeowners insurance coverage. Fortunately, the professionals at Unisource Insurance Associates are here to help you determine the right policy for you in Wauwatosa and surrounding cities in Wisconsin. Give us a call today!