My Wallet Was Stolen: 4 Lessons Learned

Follow these tips so thieves don't target you -- and if they do, you'll be prepared.

Someone stole my stinking wallet while I was pushing a cart at the supermarket. And, to add insult to injury, the wallet was snatched during National Protect Your Identity Week (October 17 to 24).

I learned a few valuable lessons from the experience, which I would like to share. Here’s what I did wrong, what I did right and how I will be more prepared if it ever happens again (not that it will).

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