September is National Preparedness Month — and the Postal Service wants employees to prepare in advance for unexpected financial emergencies.
In the event of an emergency, you’ll likely need a financial first-aid kit that contains your insurance, banking and other information.
Here’s what the kit should include:
- Images of important documents and personal belongings to help quickly file insurance claims
- Copies of critical personal documents including a medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, a deed or lease to your home, passports, birth certificates and insurance policies
- A small amount of cash in case ATMs aren’t available
Also, consider establishing a savings account specifically for emergencies.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s site has additional instructions for creating an emergency financial first-aid kit.
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