Many people shy away from buying a safe because it seems too extravagant. While fireproof and theft proof safes are not inexpensive, by purchasing one, you avoid the high financial and emotional costs of replacing stolen or destroyed valuables. Many options are available starting as low as $250.00.
When deciding what kind of safe to purchase, consider what it is that you're protecting. If it's hard-to-replace items that only have value to you, such as paperwork or pictures, a fireproof safe will suffice. If it's cash, jewelry, or a gun—anything valuable that could easily be sold—you probably need a burglar resistant safe.