Disaster can strike without warning. Major earthquakes, catastrophic wildfires, mudslides–any of these can destroy your home and everything you hold dear. As part of emergency preparation, you should protect your important documents.
The first thing you need to know is which information to save. This includes:
- Identifiers such as Social Security cards, birth certificates and passports
- Important legal and financial documents
- Credit card numbers and lender contact information
- Family mementos such as photos and heirlooms
Whenever possible, make sure you have more than one copy of these documents held in a safe location such as a bank’s safe deposit box or the home of a trusted friend. Take scans of the records and keep them encrypted on a thumb drive in your car or stored in the Cloud, for quick access. Always be careful to prevent thieves from stealing this information.
When it comes to disaster preparedness, insurance is an absolute necessity. If you need information about protecting your major investments, contact Lou Aggetta Insurance in Pleasant Hill, California to get a quote.