Lost vital documents? This post is for you.


If you’ve ever lost a vital document (I’m talking passport, drivers license, vehicle registration, etc, not your boyfriends phone number), you’ll know how important it is to have backups, and/or records of what they were and how to get them back.

Well, Get Rich Slowly has put together a list of six vital documents and how to replace them.  The documents they cover are:

  • birth certificate
  • social security card
  • passport
  • property deed
  • car title
  • tax returns

They also provide information such as what the fees are (if any), the forms you’ll need to download and fill out, the offices you’ll need to visit/contact and their phone numbers as well as a host of other vital information you’ll need to get back on track and get your information restored.

Could you produce your birth certificate, car title, or an old tax return at a moment’s notice?

You’re supposed to store vital documents in a fireproof box or keep them in a safe-deposit box, but how many of us actually do that? We may not need these papers often, but when we do need them, we really need them. You need vital documents to sell your car, travel overseas, apply for a job, get through an audit, refinance your house, and more.

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~ by Norman White on October 21, 2010.

 
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