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How do I dispose of my old checks?

I have several stacks of unused checks from a few old checking accounts of mine. How long should I keep the checks after I close each account? How should I dispose of them? Should I destroy them ...
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Record retention requirements for individuals in the U.S.?

I took a search through the site and read the FAQs and I really don't think this is off-topic here as it does have to do with personal finance. And I did find this thread, but I didn't see any ...
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What should I do with my paper financial documents?

Lets face it, we're all going to run out of room at some point, I'm certainly in that category. I've got far too much paperwork I have a whole cabinet full of old paperwork, such as: Monthly bank ...
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How long should I retain my tax information in Canada?

What is required by law?
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How long should I retain my income tax information?

How long should I retain my income tax information in the US? Should I retain all my deduction evidences as long as I keep my W-2 and return paperwork?