How to Keep Your Money Safe at Home

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 4:15 PM, October 20, 2017

Aired October 23, 2017

Looking for the best place to stash your cash at home?

Who would know better than our guest, former CIA agent Jason Hanson!

Jason dropped by the studio to dish out some of his most essential safety tips -- starting at home.

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Because here’s a staggering statistic: There are 3.7 million home burglaries reported in the U.S. every year! And more often than not, they’re looking for one thing.

“Ninety-nine percent of the time, they’re looking for money when they break into your house,” says Hanson. “I’m a big believer of having some emergency cash in your home, that way if there’s some event, you can quickly get cash.”

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Two places you don’t want to store your hard-earned cash? Your mattress and your sock drawer. “That’s where the bad guys look,” says Jason.

So this is his ingenious solution: “Store the money in a shower curtain rod or any kind of curtain rod.”

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Say what?! But, when you think about it, Agent Hanson’s curtain rod suggestion makes a lot of sense -- it’s easy to access, yet hidden in plain sight. And it’s the last place a thief might ever think to look.

“Heaven forbid, if you ever have a burglary, they’ll never find it,” says Hanson.

Amen to that!