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Our 10th Annual September Shredding Event

Our 10th Annual September Shredding Event

August 04, 2022

Is paper clutter around your home or office causing you stress? Well, we have the solution: our 10th annual September Shredding Event to the rescue! We have been giving back to the community by sponsoring this annual event for the past 10 years, and during that time we’ve collected around 150,000 pounds of paper. That’s an average of 15,000 pounds per year! If you want to take advantage of this free event, make sure to RSVP by clicking here. Some additional details you need to know: 

Who: Free to all Lyon County residents

What: Paper Shredding Event. Along with paper, the following CAN be shredded as well: clips, rubber bands, and staples. Plastic bags CANNOT.

When: Thursday, September 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Heimensen Wealth Advisors

             201 South Story St. 

             Rock Rapids, IA 51246

Note: The shred truck will be parked on the west side of our office in the alley. Please enter from 2nd Avenue.                      

The Importance of Paper Shredding

What do you do with all the extra unused and unwanted paper lying around your home or office? Maybe you stuff it away somewhere in a drawer. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Or maybe you throw it in the regular trash can with all the other waste products or the recycling bin. The problem with this is, not only is it wasteful to send all that paper to the landfill, it’s not safe. Still not convinced? Here are some reasons why you should safely and securely dispose of your paper waste by shredding it first. 

One of the main reasons to shred documents is to protect your confidential information. Identity theft is on the rise and stealing or copying physical documentation is the most common form of stolen data over other methods, including online theft. One of the simplest and easiest ways to prevent identity theft is to shred and dispose of documents that contain sensitive information. There are even federal and state laws that require businesses to properly dispose of their data. Not only can document shredding help prevent identity theft, but it can also reduce the buildup of paper products in your home or office. This is important because paper buildup can lead to decreased productivity and is a fire risk. 

How We Can Help

Getting rid of paper clutter is one big step you can take toward getting more organized. If you need help organizing your finances or simply need investing and retirement planning advice, we can help with that too. Feel free to contact us to get more information and see if we would be a good fit for your needs. To schedule an introductory meeting, call 712-472-3867 or email Be sure to check out Corey’s book Stop Doing Dumb Things With Your Money, and tune into his new podcast, WIN—What’s Important Now.