To help prevent identity theft, shred anything that has your:
- birth date,
- account number,
- password, or
- social security number
And for Pete’s sake, please shred all credit card applications!
Not all shredders are created equal! I recommend investing in a high quality, cross-cut (rather than vertical cut) shredder. Fellowes makes excellent shredders which will last you a lifetime, and they are often available in the $60-90 range at your local warehouse stores such as Costco.
Thoughts on this? Other ideas? Post a comment, or write to Crystal and let her know!