8 Things You Should Never Keep in Your Wallet

These days, it's critical to protect your identity both offline and online. This entails creating secure passwords for your internet accounts and being aware of what belongs in your wallet and what should be kept at home.

Keeping your Social Security card or number inside your wallet is strictly prohibited. "Social Security cards and the number itself are one of the most valuable pieces of information in the hands of a thief.

Your Social Security number may appear on a Medicare card, which is an even more frequent offender, even if you aren't carrying your actual Social Security card.

A bank or retail receipt doesn't appear to contain much information at first look. However, a cunning criminal can exploit those details to take your money more successfully.

Well done if you develop a routine of frequenting the gym or saving money at Costco! The caveat, though, is that you shouldn't carry your membership cards in your wallet.

Gift cards are similar to cash in that you cannot get your money back if you misplace them. "It's a sitting duck," Levin declares. "This is money. To utilize them, no ID is even required.

If you can access the workplace by swiping in with your work ID, particularly at odd hours of the night, then losing your wallet might put your company in danger.

According to a Pew Research Center poll, over 67% of individuals write down their passwords on paper. However, carrying a running list of your passwords, PINs, and alarm codes in your wallet is a surefire way to get into trouble.