My daughter attached everything to my body when I lost everything, twice in six months. My bus pass, my glasses hang from my neck, my CC, cash, and driver license are in a small coin purse attached with an elastic band inside my handbag with a metal clip. I can pull this out, use my CC or show my DL and the elastic band requires me to return it to my my handbag.
Occasionally, I find the coin purse hanging outside my handbag and I know I have been careless and failed to return it to the inside of the bag. I still have it though and am happy that it is still attached to me.
By Avis from Boulder, CO
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Take a wallet inventory. Empty the contents of your wallet and photo copy it all. If your wallet is lost or stolen you have all the information in one place. Copy front and back of credit/debit cards.
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Make copies of your important account numbers and phone numbers, so if your purse or wallet is lost or stolen, you can immediately phone to cancel credit cards, bank accounts, etc. Keep this information hidden in your vehicle trunk. It saves time, if you can do it immediately rather than wait until you get home. The sooner the better!