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Daily Challenge: Protect Your Loved Ones’ Identities and Credit, Too

(Last Updated On: September 24, 2017)

I generally don’t publish daily challenges on the weekend.  But I thought this one too important to forget.

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve discussed protecting yourself after the Equifax breach.  I even published a post about protecting your child’s identity and credit.  But one more thing needs to be said before I move on to another series.

If you have a loved one who has diminished capacity for whatever reason–a mentally challenged sibling or an elderly parent or grandparent with dementia, for example–please make sure the appropriate steps have been taken to protect his or her identity, too.  If that person has a guardian or agent–meaning another person has power of attorney rather than you–at least verify the person “in charge” of your loved one has protected him or her.

I worked in the legal field for quite a while and saw far too often people who didn’t think about their most vulnerable loved ones in times of need.  I don’t believe that any of these people intended to neglect their loved ones in these situations; life happened.  But here’s your reminder:  Help take care of your loved ones who can’t take care of themselves.

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