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I live in an NYC high-rise and since I have no control of my neighbor's habits, I think it would probably be wise if I started using a fireproof safe for my hard-to-replace documents. I was thinking of one with a safety window of one-to-two hours, but I don't want to spend a fortune. Any recces for a brand or a specific model ... something under $300? Thx.

asked Nov 30 '11 at 14:10

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Yes, I agree and I have already scanned original docs. What I am looking for is something to store the originals and to also store some extra, emergency cash. Too bad I can't scan the cash and store it in the cloud :) thx.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Suggest you scan all important docs onto your hard drive, auto backup to the cloud with Dropbox (free) and bank safe deposit box for those irreplaceable docs that must be retained in the original and can't easily be replaced. If an asteroid hits your house, all will be instantly available (assuming you were not home at the time) as soon as you find an Internet-connected computer (or phone).


answered Dec 02 '11 at 13:28

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Having scanned/ PDF copies of essential documents also saves loads of time when inevitably some agency or insurance company asks you to verify that your children are, in fact, your children.



answered Dec 05 '11 at 11:04

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