Some may think it is weird that I am going to give you advice based on a dream I had last night, but I am going to.
I have very vivid, intricate dreams and yes, I dream in color. I am so special. Or is that odd? I don't know, but it makes for interesting dreams and morning conversations with Hubby. LOL!
Last night I dreamed about going on a trip. I won't bore you with all the details, but I was staying in a beautiful hotel and for some reason Hubby was meeting me there later. The hotel was comped. (LOL! I even dream of free stuff!) So, I did not open my wallet until I got to the room. I don't remember why I opened it then, but when I did it was EMPTY!
All the cash was gone! My drivers license was gone! OH! I just remembered why I opened my wallet. I had to prove to a cop in the hall that I was not the killer they were looking for. HA! And you thought this was a dull vacation dream.
Needless to say, I was freaked out by my empty wallet. I knew I needed to call my credit card companies ASAP. I needed to contact my insurance companies, my FSA account, etc. I knew each card that was in there, but I HAD NO NUMBERS. Sure Hubby had cards for the same accounts but he was not there. I was in a panic!
Then I woke up and was still thinking about that dream. Then I realized, before I was even out of bed that I need to make copies of all the stuff in my wallet in case that ever really happened. Seriously, I am barely awake and making plans to be safe in case this ever happened. I guess it was dream residuals or something.
I was thinking I would make copies at work on Monday, but I have a scanner, so I think I will not wait. I will scan them today, front and back, so I have all the numbers and the phone numbers. Then when I go on a trip, I will print out a copy to keep in my suitcase, or in Hubby's.
I thought this was such an essential thing, I could not believe that I had not heard about it or thought about it before. I did an internet search and only found ONE article on this here on About.com. About.com has everything.
Please let my dream be a lesson to you. Either make copies of your credit cards and other important cards in your wallet, or write the information down and keep it somewhere you can get to it. I know I will be doing it.