How long should you keep bank statements?
I thought this had already been asked, but did a search & couldn't find the answer. How long should you keep your bank statements? I have at least a couple of years worth piling up -from 3 different banks- & want to get rid of as many as possible, but I don't want to throw away something that I might possibly need 2 months down the road. I keep all of our paid bills for 1 year... I have 12 file folders each labeled for each month. When I get back around to that month I throw out last years; for example, I will soon be throwing away May 2007's bills & replacing w/ May 2008's paid bills. Could I do this w/ bank statements too? Thanks in advance for any replies! :)