How can I organize my personal and financial papers in case of an emergency?

Organizing your personal and financial documents in case of emergency is a smart thing to do. Having these documents organized and available will help get your finances on track in the event of a crisis such as a death in the family or recovery following a natural disaster.

The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit at is an excellent tool to get your papers in order.

You may also want to create a “Grab ‘n’ Go” box that is portable, waterproof, and ready to go in the event that you need to leave your house. For information about what to include, see

Another resource that may be helpful is “Protecting Valuable Records” available at:

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