How To Replace Lost Important Documents

Lost an important document? Misplaced your birth certificate, driver’s license, passport, social security card, property deed, title insurance policy, mortgage, car title, marriage license, divorce paper, or diploma?

Blueprint for Financial Prosperity tells you how to get it replaced.

Then, when you get it, make a copy and put it in a safe deposit box or fireproof safe. — BEN POPKEN

How To Replace Destroyed or Lost Important Documents [Blueprint For Financial Prosperity]
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  1. healthdog says:

    Or, if you’re cheap like me, put your birth certificate, passport and social security card in a plastic bag in the freezer. Freezer beats fire!

  2. jmuskratt says:

    Scan your important documents and mail them to your gmail account.

  3. simpleton says:

    scan, encrypt on blowfish, send to gmail

  4. Sinflux says:

    Property deeds are about as worthless as the paper they’re printed on. You don’t need the originals for anything. County recorders and title companies both have copies anyway.

  5. jmuskratt says:

    Sinflux: Not if those offices are destroyed in the same disaster.

  6. Touche jmuskratt.

    Those are some good tips on replacing your identity documents. I dont think some people realize hom much of a pain in the ass it is to secure identity documents for yourself these days.

  7. tigerjade says:

    And don’t lose the keys to your safe if you do.

    Yeah, we lost ‘em. Fortunately, I saved the instructions, which had the key type and the company’s website on the back, so I was able to order replacements.

    But for a little while, we thought we’d have to call a locksmith if we ever wanted to see our SS cards and marriage license again…

  8. Kalik says:

    I remember way back in the day, it was illegal to laminate SS cards… is this still the case?

  9. Kalik: Yep, it’s illegal because it messes up some of the security features.