10 Items to Leave Out of Your Wallet

Over time, it’s easy for your wallet to collect extra items. Take time to go through and clean it out. Follow these 10 items to leave out of your wallet. You’ll feel lighter and your identity will be safer. 

  1. Social security cards – A gateway to identity theft!
  2. Birth certificates  – Make it easy for identity thieves to impersonate you.
  3. Receipts – They aren’t just bulky, they contain information that can help a thief guess your account numbers.
  4. Gift cards – These are the first thing a thief will use from a stolen wallet. Leave them at home until you plan to use them.
  5. Extra credit cards – Provide thieves more opportunities to steal your money and information.
  6. Blank checks – These are effortlessly forged and cashed.
  7. Passports – This contains vital information that make it simple for thieves to steal your identity.
  8. Medicare cards – These could carry your social security number. If so, carry a photocopy and black out the number.
  9. Spare keys – This is too convenient for a thief who has your address to now access your home.
  10. PINs and passwords – This gives thieves an opportunity to steal money directly from bank accounts and more.