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In order to protect from Identity theft or other fraud, Kiplinger suggested eight items that are not good to haul around in a wallet.

Along with removing these items, the article suggested photocopying everything you have inside to know what you lost if your wallet goes missing.

Social Security Card
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Your Social Security number shouldn't be on anything in your wallet, because it's all ID thieves need to start a whole new you. Experts say this is the worst item to carry around according to Kiplinger.

For those who are retired, Medicare cards include your Social Security card and should be taken out as well. Copy it, black out the number and carry that instead.

Password cheat sheet
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This includes PIN numbers and various online passwords. The average American uses at least seven different passwords but shouldn't carry them around.

Passwords should be kept at home or you can consider using an encrypted mobile app like SplashID, Password Safe Pro or Pocket, according to Kiplinger.

Spare keys
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With your home address on your Driver's license, this is a dangerous place to keep a spare key. If you lose your wallet, it's also more than $100 to change your locks just in case the wrong person finds the wallet.

A safer option is keeping a spare key with a friend or relative.

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Not just blank checks are the risk here. Lost checks you've already filled out can create financial loss long after you've canceled it. Checks have routing and account numbers on them, which allows anyone to electronically transfer funds.

Only carry checks when you must have them and leave the checkbook at home.

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This is a gold mine for identity thieves. Passports allow them to travel, open a bank account, and even get a new copy of your Social Security card all in your name.

Carry only a driver's license. When traveling outside the U.S., copy the passport and leave the original in a hotel lockbox.

Multiple credit cards
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The more cards you carry, the more you will have to cancel if lost or stolen.Carry a single card for unplanned or emergency purchases.

Keep a list at home with cancellation numbers for the credit cards, which are listed on the back of the cards.

Birth certificate
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Identity thieves can't get much with birth certificates, but other types of fraud can be used. When you have all your documents together, such as when closing a mortgage, don't leave them in your car. Take the time to bring them home.

Stack of receipts
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Even though no more than the last five digits of your card are on a receipt, the limited information can be used to phish for remaining numbers.

Shred old receipts you don't use, and keep the other ones safe or digital. There are apps like Lemon and Shoeboxed that organize digital copies.