General Documents

Recent pay stub

12 months of statements from spending account (or link accounts to software)

Employee benefits program information

Loan documents and other debt statements (mortgage, credit cards, auto loans, etc.

Partnership agreements, other business agreements

Divorce documents if applicable


Retirement/Investment Planning Documents

Recent IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k), 403(b), stock options or other plan statements

Annuity policies and statements

Social Security statement

Investment/Brokerage account statements

Education savings account statements


Tax Planning Documents

Tax returns for last two years (more may be requested)

Estimated taxes if applicable


Asset Protection Documents

Life insurance policies and statements

Medical, homeowners, renters, auto insurance policies (declaration/summary pages)

Disability, umbrella, long term care insurance policies (declaration/summary pages)


Estate Planning Documents

Will, Living Will, Trusts

Durable Power of Attorney, Healthcare Power of Attorney


Other Important Documents
These may not be needed during the financial planning process, but they are essential and should be
maintained in a safe, easily accessible place.

Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Passport , Visa