Protecting a Child's Identity has Become More of a Challenge and Increasingly Important for Today's Parents.
By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
Protecting a Child's Identity has Become More of a Challenge and Increasingly Important for Today's Parents. In the last two or so years, my wife and I have become grandparents twice. Suffice it to say, "things have changed" a bit since we had our two babies ... now parents of their own at 33 and 29 years old. Back when Marilyn and I had our two boys, we thought that as parents we were pretty on top of things when we got them their own Social Security numbers fairly early on. We thought we were ahead of the curve. Now? Babies are routinely given Social Security numbers at the time that Birth Certificates are applied for. Typically that occurs right in the hospital. (If you did not receive a SS# for your child upon their birth and you are in need of a SS# for your...