They’re not just for stock certificates, savings bonds and business papers anymore. With so many people concerned about identity theft, there are a few key items you should keep in a particularly secure location like a safe deposit box. For instance, documents like your birth certificate, marriage certificate, social security card and your passport, as well as a copy of your will.
Just as important as your personal documents are things that pertain to your property. Deeds, titles and title insurance for any properties you own, including your home, should be kept safe. You’ll also want a copy of your homeowners insurance stored off-site in case something catastrophic happens to the home, like a fire.