Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.


  • Make list of following information from your wallet and keep in a safe place (e.g., fireproof box in house):
    • Credit card numbers and phone numbers to call if cards lost

Items to keep in your wallet (and/or purse):

  • Driver's license
  • Credit cards you use
  • Cash (not too much)
  • Pictures of your family
  • Vital information
    • Phone numbers
    • Operating hours

Items you shouldn't keep in your wallet (or purse):

  • Anything you can't afford to lose
  • Your PIN numbers for credit cards, etc.


  1. On December 3rd, 2015, Joseph said:

    How old is this?
    Also it’s not mandory for everyone to have a Driver’s license. It would have been best to just say “State Issues ID. Also most these items would be found in a smart phone.

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