How to Replace Papers

Personal Finance April 11, 2008 Print Friendly and PDF

It can be extremely distressing when important household papers are lost, stolen, or destroyed. Take heart in knowing that you are neither the first nor the last to face the problem of replacing important papers.

Many household records are replaceable—some quite easily. For example, your insurance company can send you another copy of your insurance policies, and the institution that holds your checking account can usually send you copies of cancelled checks. However, replacing some important papers may be costly and troublesome. The more difficult and expensive a record is to replace, the safer its storage should be.

Click on the links below for specific directions on replacing some of the more common important papers.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.