Important Financial Documents Checklist

When you meet with a financial planner, they will probably ask you to bring the following types of documents. These documents, along with a Personal Data Organizer will be used to tailor a financial plan to meet your life goals.

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Retirement Planning Documents
box Recent IRA, 401(k), 403(b), TSA, Keogh statements
box Employee benefits program
box Deferred compensation and stock option agreements
box Pension and profit sharing statements
   
Tax Planning Documents  
box Tax returns for the last year
box W-2 and recent pay stub
box Estimated taxes
   
Financial Documents  
box Savings account statements
box Mutual fund statements
box Brokerage account statements
box Investment documents
box Loan documents
box List of stocks held outside of brokerages
box Partnership agreements
   
Asset Protection Documents  
box Life insurance policies and statements
box Medical, homeowners and auto insurance policies and statements
box Disability, umbrella, and long term care insurance policies
box Annuity policies and statements
   
Estate Planning Documents  
box Summary of your will, living will, durable powers of attorney and health powers
box Living trusts