There may be a different outlook on what’s safe these days. Today, in an article featured on the front page of Yahoo, several items were discussed at length in regard to whether or not they should make an appearance in your wallet. On the list, things included were passports, social security cards, an excess of credit cards, cash, and your checkbook. The items on this list weren’t included to avoid an obese wallet like that of Costanza’s on Seinfeld. This is something far more serious than good posture. It has to do with your security. Hanging on to these things may cause you to be overexposed.
People drop things or leave things in public places. It happens. Things can get busy, and it’s possible to lose track. The danger in this is that there are others out there who will take advantage of your mistakes, which could lead to some dire consequences. Your bank accounts, credit card accounts, and identity could get hacked into, which could cause many headaches and hours on the phone. There is a way to prevent this, however. It’s through online payment processing and online banking.
Online payment processing prevents the need for you to carry so many things in your wallet. You can pay your bills at home and avoid carrying so many cards. You can also check statements and do billing transactions online to prevent the need to carry your checkbook. Online payment processing is extremely safe backed by the latest in technology to make sure that mistakes don’t happen. While you shouldn’t necessarily ditch the wallet, it is nice to know that you don’t have to carry your entire life story in your pocket either. You’ll not only weigh less, but you won’t have that monkey on your back either asking you how safe you really are.