You are just asking for your identity to be stolen if you carry too much information around.


Why Do We Keep Old Receipts?

Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments, passed along some tips to ABC News about the clutter that we tend to carry around. She says that we should clear out the old receipts that are taking up space. They could include personal information - even if it is just part of a credit card number. Plus, most businesses give us the option of a digital receipt.


Did I mention that I am guilty of hoarding receipts? The bigger my purse, the more receipts I keep. I also hang on to expired membership cards, and those can also be used for evil by scammers. If you are hanging on to expired or canceled credit cards, you need to cut them up and throw them away. I actually kept my old driver's license, so I have two of them in my wallet. One is in color and the other is black and white, but I'm not sure why I'm hanging on to the expired one.

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The Last Four of Your Social...

The Social Security Administration has a cute little rhyme to help us remember to keep our Social Security cards safe - 'Guard Your Card.' Carrying your Social Security card in your purse or wallet is a bad idea. I am obviously full of bad ideas because I'm 3 for 3. Yes, I carry all of the things that put me at risk for identity theft. So, don't be like me!

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