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Easier Than You Think: Records Storage & Management Solutions

Posted by Ryan Richard on Jul 14, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Many industries, including legal, medical and financial industries, are required to keep records for several years – sometimes as long as 10 years. In some cases, your business must keep certain records for over 10 years. These documents take up a lot of space in the office – and may not be completely secure.

Tax Season: Identity Theft Prevention with Shredding

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Mar 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

If you associate tax season with identity theft season, you're right on the money. From online hacks to garbage sifting, this is the time of year when everyone's personal information is flying around in nearly every direction. The good news is that you can likely shred more documents than you think this year. If your bank keeps track of all your statements online, there's no need to keep years worth of paper in your file cabinets. When you shred your documents, you open the door to more space in your home and less proverbial clutter in your brain. Just the presence of unnecessary information can cause you to feel stressed, and that's before you even go through it all! We'll look at document destruction and how it can help you simplify your taxes.  

Tax Season: What Documents Should I Keep?

Posted by Ryan Richard on Mar 11, 2020 9:00:00 AM

All of us have our own methodology when it comes to tax season. Some of us haul out a thick stack of documents and receipts, and then attempt to sift through it all. Some turn everything over to an accountant and hope for the best. But regardless of whether you itemize or not, your tax documents could be a gateway to identity theft if you're not careful. From stolen mail to dumpster dives, this is a popular season for criminals to go after you. In addition, you'll need to hang onto certain documents just in case you're audited at some point down the line. As you go through all the forms, we'll give you a better idea of what should (and should not) head straight to the shredder.