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The Book of the Howlings of Ming, Seeker After Arcane and Esoteric Truths
That is not dead which can eternal lie and things (other) men was not meant to know 
23rd-May-2009 11:01 am
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I can clearly recall back in late December thinking the closest thing I would do to a New Year's Resolution was to post more frequently on LJ. Er... well...

Anyway, a quick unscientific straw poll - how long do you retain payslips, bank and credit card statements, utility bills etc for? It dawns on me that I still have pretty much all of them still and suspect I should be feeding quite a few of them to the shredder!
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23rd-May-2009 10:19 am (UTC)
I usually keep the current year plus 2 full years. Which still seems to take up loads of space! I use paperless billing for my BT and Gas and Electric bills, but I'm not keen to do it for my banking.
23rd-May-2009 10:24 am (UTC)
Way longer than I really should. Think I've got about 5 years worth.
23rd-May-2009 10:24 am (UTC)
(though thinking about it I've got bank statements going back 10+ years.)
23rd-May-2009 10:35 am (UTC)
I had a shred-a-thon a couple months back; now I'm putting a cap on keeping 3 years worth of stuff. I figure that's enough.
23rd-May-2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
About 5 years.
24th-May-2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
I tend to keep things for five years, though I have far too much stuff dating back before that, which I should really destroy.
24th-May-2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
'And with strange aeons even death may die.'

Nearly forever, or generally until I've stopped having anything to do with that bank/company.

Pointless but that's what I do. Realy should start burning it. Most keep them for around 6 years, as companies do, because that's usually the civil claims time frame.
25th-May-2009 09:37 am (UTC)
6 years is the recommended length I believe
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