As we are at the start of the new year, I wanted to share one of the things I do each and every year.
I copy everything in my wallet. Many years ago, my purse was stolen on a Saturday night. I had to recall every item in my wallet. Never again! The thief charged hundreds at the gas station and even more at a local restaurant. No, I wasn’t responsible for any of the charges, but it was still a pain to close out accounts, open new opens, change all the automatic charges that happen to my credit card.
Now, I make a copy of all the items (drivers license, credit cards, medical cards and anything else). To make sure you don’t eave items in the copier, I only copy the front of each card. Then with the space in between each item, I write the phone number and website of the item. This way you won’t leave them in the copier. This may seem old school, but I can’t tell you the times I have referred to this list.
Also, here is a link to an article from AARP about what not to keep in your wallet.