When you are home and lose your purse, it can be extremely problematic. When you are traveling and it happens, it can be disastrous. While the event itself can’t be undone, following a few simple steps can help lessen the sting.
Never have your phone remember passwords for your accounts. Not doing so can be like extending an invitation to thieves to access your personal information.
Cancel your bank and credit cards immediately. Keeping a list of your credit card company phone numbers isn’t much help if that list is in your purse. Play it safe and email it to yourself so you can immediately contact your creditors and cancel your cards. You can access that email from anywhere you have internet access. Only the names and phone numbers are necessary — leave the card numbers out of it in case you get hacked.
File a police report, if possible. This can help mitigate your financial responsibility should someone get ahold of your personal info and rake up debt in your name. In turn, notify the credit reporting agencies like Experian and Equifax — they can apply a hold to your social security number to ensure no accounts are opened without your knowledge.
As soon as possible, change the locks on your home. If your keys are in your purse, they will be pretty easy to match up with the address on your ID card.
If you had money or valuables in your purse, consider filing a claim with your homeowner’s policy if you’ve got one. Even if the loss occurs outside of the home, the purse and its contents are still part of your personal property and are often covered under these policies.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
The Fear of Missing Out greatly affects students who study abroad. For months students look forward to the countries they will call home, whether for a semester or a year, and then after they arrive, the loneliness and separation sets in. It’s difficult to be away from family and friends for a long amount of time and studying abroad is no exception, no matter how badly a student wants to fall in love with their city.
Breweries are everywhere today and, while many craft and microbreweries specialize in particular styles of beer, few are quite as specialized as Ghent Gruut Brewery in Ghent, Belgium. Here, the current craze for hop-heavy India Pale Ales is entirely eschewed as absolutely no hops at all are used in the brewing process. Before you clamor to claim this can’t be beer at all as everyone knows the four ingredients of beer are grain, water, yeast, and hops, consider hops weren’t actually added to beer until the 13th century. Before then, all beers were flavored with herbs and spices, or gruut, as the French population of medieval Ghent called them.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
For many couples, honeymoons serve as a once-in-a-lifetime luxurious trip, often fulfilling a bucket list destination or experience. South Africa is one of those places. The country offers a variety of experiences, whether you want a relaxing or adventurous honeymoon.