Keeping track of your vital records and those of your family ensures you have the documentation you need when scholarship and employment opportunities, legal issues, medical emergencies, and other situations arise. Not having those important documents can cause delays in financial transactions, getting a passport, or other important activities.
To organize your records, do an inventory and make sure you have your birth certificate and Social Security card, as well as those for your spouse and children. Store them in a safe place that you can easily access. You’ll also want to collect and store other important documents like mortgage documents, insurance policies, etc.
To learn more about how to protect your information, check out this infographic from Fast Birth Certificates.