9 things you should never keep in your purse
If the items in your purse have any sentimental value attached, like family photos or jewellery, or could have expensive consequences if lost, then you should avoid carrying them in your purse.
2. Identifying documents
The only identifying document you should regularly carry with you is a driver’s licence or state identification card. You should not make a habit out of carrying your social security card, passport, or birth certificate with you unless you need it for travelling.
Aside from the hassle of having to replace these items, they’re a major source of identity theft.
“Your social security number is the critical piece of information a thief needs to carry out identity theft,” Velasquez told Reader’s Digest.