Has your wallet ever been lost or stolen? Most people have a lot of information in their wallet – information that could cause big problems in the hands of the wrong people!
But here’s the thing. If the unthinkable happened, would you know exactly what was in your wallet? Would you have quick access to all the phone numbers you needed to call? I wouldn’t. So I solved this problem by recording the contents of my wallet and my husband’s wallet. Here are several ways you can do it:
1. Make a copy of everything in your wallet – front and back – and put it in a file in your home filing cabinet. You should probably make a copy of your spouse’s cards, too.
2. If you don’t want to make copies, you could also scan the cards and keep them on your computer.
3. If neither of those options appeal to you, you could download an app for your phone. I did a little research and discovered there are lots of apps available for that very purpose.
4. And one last option would be to take photos of your cards with your smart phone or digital camera. Just be careful where you store the photos.
And to make this system pretty much flawless, put a note on your calendar to check the file every six months to be sure every card is included in your file. But even if it gets a little out of date, it’s still going to be better than relying on your memory.
Do you have a record of the contents of your wallet?