I have been reading a couple of articles that talks about what financial records you need to keep and which onces to throw away. As a full-pledged packrat and a procrastinator I should start doing that other people had been doing.
One advise is that after you have reconciled your bank statement/ credit card statement, throw away;
- deposit slips
- ATM reciepts
- bank withdrawal reciepts
- credit card reciepts
Of course its best practice to shred those documents before tossing them out in your garbage bin. Which reminds me to get one of those cross-cut or confetti cut shredder to replace my ribbon cut shredder which I have been planning to get rid of.