Stash your Cash: Decoy Safes are Cheap, Creative Way to Keep Money at Home

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a decoy - decoy safes

Forget about putting that wad of rainy day cash under your mattress, many agree it's one of the first places thieves look -- but what about tucking the loot in a dusty "book safe" or decoy safe? It's worth considering.

Of course as one reformed burglar admitted in The Best Place to Hide Money: Conversation with a Burglar by Jeffrey Strain, the safest place to stash cash and valuables is not surprisingly, "at the bank." Their fees and charges may leave you feeling robbed anyway, but that's another story.