Everyone here already knows this, but today I feel like it's worth mentioning again.
A friend of mine and her husband are quite successful, but they've always been careless about protecting their personal information. Last night, they put out their recycling, which apparently included lots of bank, brokerage, and credit card statements, some in unopened envelopes. This morning, before the recycling truck came by, it was all gone.
@southernficoaddict wrote:I take my box of "stuff" to work and put it in the shredder box. (Under lock and key) We have a company that comes and picks it up to be shredded because its all medical info, and we ALL know about HIPPA.