Very Important Tip

Jul 14, 2011 | By: Mr_Blue | Tags: personal finance, identity theft, tips, social security cards

I don’t normally watch TV but this morning it was on ABC’s Good Morning America. GMA had a segment with its financial correspondent, Mellody Hobson. She was talking about things in our wallets - what to carry and not to carry. She offered some very good suggestions but there was one that really stuck out.

Hobson offered the following very important tip:

DO NOT CARRY YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY CARD IN YOUR WALLET

If your wallet is ever lost or stolen someone with bad intentions has your entire identity at their disposal - name, home address and social security number. They can do a lot of damage with that information. It was only a few years ago when I started not carrying my SS card in my wallet. It is something that we often overlook but with identity theft a huge ‘black market’ industry we can no longer afford to.

Good luck.

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