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What You Should Shred

Documents and sensitive information that should be destroyed

In the age of rampant identity theft, any piece of confidential information can be potentially problematic. The safest thing to do when you're throwing out documents is to shred them. A quick and dirty list of the essentials dictates that you should always shred documents that include any of the following:

There are other documents that are more of a question, especially when it comes to whether or not you should keep it or shred it. If you're not sure, keep a copy in a safe place. Either way, if you're going to throw out any of the following items, shred them instead:

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