This summer has brought wildfires and power outages that have caused many to leave home in a hurry. Leatrice Urbanowicz of Frederick, Md., suggests keeping a “grab and go” box with all your important documents. Make it small and fireproof, and stash a little cash for immediate needs.
Put your name, address and phone number in permanent marker on the outside of the box, too. That way, in case of a house fire, tornado or worse, your items are more likely to be recovered.