How Long Should I Keep my Personal Files?

Keeping your personal files are based on how long you may need them,you have to know what it is that you will need them for. If you find that its 5 years or longer and you have not used them, then it would be safe to throw them away. Seriously why would you want to carry all of that paperwork around with you and have the house cluttered, its best to get rid of it as soon as you realize that you will not need them, just be sure to shred the stuff.