April 15th is less than two weeks away which means most of us should be in the home stretch when it comes to taxes. If you aren’t in the home stretch you better get a move on and fast because the tax man waits for no one. Just because tax day is less than two weeks away doesn’t mean you should drop the ball now after being so diligent and proactive all year long. You need to always keep your eye on the prize and the prize is keeping your identity safe and secure from thieves.
The way I like to keep my families identity safe is every spring after tax time I like to organize all important documents from the year prior and shred what I no longer need. I could probably do a little every month throughout the year but I don’t and I wait every single year until the last minute and do it all in one day which takes ALL day. The good news is that I am pretty good at keeping everything all in one place but I am not very good and keeping it all organized during the year.
Like I already mentioned any documents that I no longer need from the prior year I make sure I shred them. Don’t just throw your important documents in the trash for someone to find and steal your identity. Also, tearing up documents is better than nothing but if you want to make sure your important documents don’t get into the wrong persons hand invest in a shredder and you will never have to worry again.
What do you do to keep your identity safe? Do you go through your important documents and get rid of ones you no longer need?
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