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1. Don't carry a lot of stuff in your purse: seriously, just stick to the essentials. In the case of a lost or stolen purse, you'll cut your losses, PLUS carrying a heavy handbag can be bad for your health.
2. Know your insurance policy: even if the bag is stolen from your car, the personal property claim probably falls under your homeowner's or renter's insurance, and if you have a high deductible for those policies, you're probably out of luck.
3. Have someone else drive you to the DMV if you need a new license: I promptly headed to the DMV the morning after the break-in, only to be pulled over by the police and given a warning for driving sans license. Yeah, I wasn't slightly hysterical or anything at that point.
If you have any tips, tricks, or cautionary tales feel free to leave a comment below!