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How long do you keep receipts?

By March 22, 2013

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Craft Desk with Storage from Better Homes and GardensI don't hold onto things for too long. I really like paper, and I'll hang onto magazine and newspaper articles I like for future reference, but everything else that I can shred, I shred immediately. This past winter I burnt a bunch of receipts in the fireplace of a ski house I was renting in Vermont with a bunch of friends. So satisfying. In fact, going through my wallet and shredding receipts has become a weekly ritual for me.  I destroy receipts when:

  • I no longer need it for a return; or,
  • I don't need it for taxes

Find out which receipts you can let go of: How long to keep documents.

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