When it Pays to Keep Records
I have been fortunate and never been through a storm, earthquake, flood or anything else that might destroy my home.
That being said, I see too often how quickly this type of devastation can hit. I have a small pantry with emergency food and equipment for 3 days of survival (everyone should have this). However, If a tornado hit and took out your house, would you know what documents you had at home, which credit cards to cancel, how to contact all the people, banks, etc to let them know to turn everything off so you aren’t a victim of identity theft? After all, if all of your bank statements and credit card statements are at home, after a storm they could be miles away for anyone to pick up.