Reconstructing Your Financial Records After a Disaster
One of the easiest things a person can do to prepare in case of natural disaster is to create a one-page cheat sheet of information, according to Lynn Brenner in the article “Get your Finances Organized,” in Parade magazine. TFCU is providing a document titled Organize Your Financial Records, that will provide you with the questions Brenner suggests you answer.
Brenner also says you should make three copies of this sheet, keep one for yourself in a fireproof cabinet, leave one with your attorney and send one to someone you are close to and trust who lives in another town, one unlikely to experience the same disaster you might, for instance.
Because much of this personal information could potentially be used by an unscrupulous person to commit identity fraud against you, emphasis should be placed on storing this one-page sheet somewhere secure and away from prying eyes. A safe deposit box might be a more secure place than a locked box inside your home. Remember your computer is not a secure location and never e-mail the form to anyone. The provided form is strictly for you to fill out and print for your records.