Documents You Should Never Shred

by Annie Margarita Yang

In my latest video, I went over how to organize your personal finance documents. My system is completely paperless, but here is a list of documents you should never shred.

  • Academic records (Transcripts, Diplomas, Certifications)
  • Adoption Papers
  • Bankruptcy Documentation
  • Birth Certificates
  • Car Titles
  • Citizenship Papers
  • Death Certificates
  • Deed and Mortgages
  • Divorce Certificates
  • Driver’s Licenses
  • Estate Planning Documents (Wills, Trusts, Health Proxies, etc.)
  • Immunization Records
  • Loan Payoffs
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Military Service Records
  • Passports
  • Social Security Cards
  • Vehicle Registrations
  • Anything With A Raised Seal