emergency kit. FINRA provides a detailed list of what to include:
1. Cash and keys. Cash is king in most emergencies since you may not be able to access ATMs or other electronic forms of payment. Also pack a set of essential keys (including a spare to a safe deposit box, if you have one). Tip: You can put a credit card in your kit for good measure, but don't depend on it.
2. Contacts. telephone numbers, emails or other contact information for family members, and medical, financial and business contacts. Store electronically & have a paper copy in your kit.
3. Personal identification. You may have to confirm your identity to obtain disaster relief services, file insurance claims, or get access to your property and financial assets. Include copies of passports, driver's licenses, Medicare and Social Security cards.
4. Paper or electronic copies of important financial records. A short list of financial documents to put in your kit includes mortgages, property deeds, legal documents such as a Power of Attorney and insurance policies. Also include recent financial statements for bank accounts, credit cards, brokerage accounts and statements related to investments that might be held outside a brokerage firm. A password-protected flash drive or file might be safer (and lighter) than hard copies—as long as you have a way to access the files.
5. An inventory of your valuables and personal belongings. This will help you maximize the benefit from your insurance policies and will expedite the claims process. Tip: Understand what your insurance covers and what will be required to make a claim in the event disaster strikes.
Get the details at: http://www.finra.org/investors/highlights/disaster-planning-5-things-financial-emergency-kit?utm_source=MM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=AI%5F090517%5FFINAL