So what do you do to save them?
There are 2 basic ways to backup your data.
1) Local backup
This option is where you have a backup device (typically an external hard drive or a flash drive) and software that will backup your files either automatically or on a schedule. The nice thing aabout doing it this way is that after the initial investment there is no other costs. The downside is that if something happens to the backup device (fire, theft, loss) the backup - and potentially your information is gone.
2) Online backup
This backup is nice because it requires no extra equipment. You just have to sign up for a sevice through one of several companies, install their software and you're done. The software automatically backsup your data. If there ever is a disaster that destroys the originals you can know that your stuff is still safe. The downside is that you have to pay the yearly costs for the service - though typically these aren't very much
Whichever way you go make sure you have your backup plan in place before it is too late. Of course if you have any questions or need help setting either of these up let me know and I'm happy to help!