things you should never keep in your purse
The essential items you carry around in your purse often include things that prepare you for unexpected emergencies, like tampons, tissues, and over-the-counter medications.
Though it's important to be prepared, keeping certain items in your purse can set you up for devastation in the case that your handbag is lost or stolen.
If the items in your purse have any sentimental value attached, like family photos or jewelry, or could have expensive consequences if lost, then you should avoid carrying them in your purse.
Here are nine things you should never keep in your purse:
1. A list of your passwords
As more and more websites and apps require passwords for security purposes, it can be hard to keep track of that information. But you should definitely avoid keeping this sensitive information written down on a sheet in your purse.
"Some people feel passwords are safer in their bag than at home because it's always on them, but nothing could be further from the truth," Eva Velasquez, CEO and president of Identity Theft Resource Center, told Reader's Digest. "You're much more apt to lose your purse or wallet than have a break-in."
It's much safer to store your passwords in a password manager smartphone app that is also passcode protected, such as LastPass.