What to shred to prevent identify theft

istock_000000241690xsmallTo help prevent identity theft, shred anything that has your:

  • birth date,
  • signature,
  • 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 theĀ $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!