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Free Shred Days Coming Soon!

Free Shred Days Coming Soon!

Are you looking for a silver lining to the pandemic? Well, we are all spending more time at home and that often leads to deeper cleaning.  If you happen to be working from home, the mounting paper (or maybe existing pre-COVID paper) is not as easily ignored.  So, it’s time to get busy sorting papers if you haven’t already.  Credit Union of America is offering free shred days at five branch locations to give back to CUA members.  Shredding is safe and secure and can prevent loss of personal information in the case of a crisis, such as a tornado or burglary.

Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Limit 4 boxes per car, please
Boxes can be shredded

 

Hutchinson                        September 26*
Pratt                                    September 26*
Delano, Wichita               October 17
Great Bend                        October 17
Goddard                             October 24*

*Open to community

Suggestions for keeping records:

Keep one year or until you have reconciled with your monthly statements, whichever is less. You may need to keep these longer If needed to support tax returns.

  • ATM receipts
  • Credit union/bank deposit and withdrawal receipts
  • Credit card receipts (unless needed for proof of purchase for warranties)              
  • Utility bills

Keep for one year or longer:

  • Loan documents until the loan is paid off.
  • Purchase confirmations for investments in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Keep these documents until you sell the investment unless you need them for taxes.
  • Car titles should be kept until you sell the car.
  • Warranty papers, for the length of the warranty

Keep for seven years:

  • All tax records for at least seven years.

Keep forever:

  • Insurance policies (until new ones are received) and insurance claims.
  • Birth and death certificates
  • Adoption records
  • Marriage licenses
  • Divorce decrees
  • Social security cards
  • Passports
  • Immunization records
  • Military discharge papers
  • Defined-benefit plan documents
  • Estate-planning documents
  • Life insurance policies
  • Inventory of what’s in your home safe or safe deposit box.
  • Home documents   i.e. deeds, warranties, purchase/sell documents, repair records.
  • Any legal documents or court decrees.

*Source:  Consumer Reports, February 2019.

 



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