Back Up Your Important Documents

If you’ve ever searched for a birth certificate or an income tax return, you probably resolved to find a better way to store important papers.  Many people assume the process of backing them up is too complicated.  However, it’s easy with these tips:

Choose Your Documents

Start with personal records like birth certificates, marriage and divorce records, passports and Social Security cards.  Medical information is important for some, as are records related to mortgages, leases, auto loans, retirement statements and safety deposit box information.  Family photos and keepsakes can be irreplaceable.

Where to Keep Them Safe

Most people store originals in a safety deposit box or with another adult and scan originals to make copies.  Keep copies on a flash drive or in a kit kept outside your home.  Other options include a safe that’s both fire- and flood-proof and putting passwords on electronic copies.

The Cloud Alternative

A better choice might be storing documents on a remote server network known as the “cloud.”  You can easily back up hard copies digitally through popular services like Dropbox, Google Drive and Amazon Cloud Drive.  Before purchasing any service, however, read the provider’s agreement to find out exactly what you’ll get.

To get a quote to meet your personal or business needs, contact the Lloyd S. Berkett Insurance Agency, located in Los Angeles, today.

11150 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90064

(310) 857-5757
(800) BERKETT | 237-5388
Fax: (310) 857-5750

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