Remember our post last year on the Legacy Binder idea?
Where you put all the important details about your money/life/etc into one main spot in case someone ever needs it one day? After of course telling that special person where it’s located?? ;)
Well, Chelsea from SmartMoneyMamas.com just made this super easy for people to do, and just compiled a whopping 90+ page PDF where all you have to do is fill in the blanks the next time you have 100 hours and you’ll be all set to go, haha… (but at least they’ll be productive hours!)
Check it out –> Family Emergency Binder
(UPDATE: It used to be called the “ICE” Binder (“In Case of Emergency”), but looks like it’s since changed to the “Family Emergency Binder”)
It does cost money ($39.00), but if you actually follow through with this you’ll save your entire family thousands of hours – and probably dollars – trying to figure out where everything is on that fateful day you rise to the heavens. And if you hate it, you can just email her back and she’ll fully refund you no questions asked!
I have it downloaded and opened up on my laptop as I’m typing this, and every day or so I just go in and fill out a few new sections to slowly knock it out without killing myself (no pun intended).
It really is easy, and she really did think of everything. Mine would have been about 3 pages long if I tried to create something like this, haha…
Here’s a summary of what’s included:
- Over 90 pages of simple, printable worksheets to organize everything your family may need to know (type right in the PDF!)
- 15 easy-to-navigate subsections – no shuffling through drawers and file cabinets
- The perfect mix of cold-hard-fact and emotional legacy. Including your son’s favorite lullaby.
(It doesn’t come with a physical binder btw, but of course you can place it into one when you’re done)
And then here’s some sample pages so you can see what they look like (click to enlarge):
You can fill out a lot of the sections right off the top of your head, but a few of them do take a bit more time – mainly just figuring out WHERE all the info is in your house/records/etc. Which is even more reason to get something like this in place – if it takes you a while to find the things you need, just imagine how long it’ll take someone else trying to scrap it all together!
And it can double as a quick resource for *yourself* too, knowing that everything you need is in one spot from now on when you’re on the hunt for something ;)
UPDATE: Forgot to mention earlier – this PDF works whether you’re in the U.S. or elsewhere! As long as you can read English you can use this as it’s all open ended answers for you to fill in ;)
So yeah – J. Money approves! And is why it’s this month’s recommended product! A new series I’m thinking of starting here, unless you all hate the idea, in which case – welcome to the end of the series! Haha…
But what if I did something like give a few copies away of the recommended resources each month? Would that be something you might be interested in? (<– Entourage reference)
Let’s try it and see what happens…
WHO WANTS A FREE COPY OF THIS KILLER ICE BINDER???
I have THREE to give away today – woo!
Answer the following question in the comments below or via email, and you’ll be entered to win. We’ll pick the winners tomorrow morning!
What’s ONE thing you really want to do before you die? And for bonus points: what’s preventing you from it right now?
This is gonna sound weird, but I personally just really want to die on the soil of my hometown whenever it’s time. It freaks me out to think of dying somewhere far away from friends and family, so to make this a reality I actually need to MOVE BACK to my hometown which is currently in the works – only 11 more months to go, I can’t wait!! (Unless I’m dying the second I get there, in which case – I can wait! ;))
Alright, so with those lovely words out of the way, haha…
- Check out that ICE Binder and see what you think!
- Try your hand at winning it, and if you end up being unlucky make sure to go out and scoop it up as it really is worth it. And again, only costs $39.00.
Good luck everyone! I’ll come back and update this post tomorrow morning with the winners… Let’s see who can fill out the pages the fastest! ;)
UPDATE: The giveaway is now over! Here are the 3 lucky winners –> Gregory C, Nikki G, and Jill L. Congrats guys!!
Links to the ICE Binder are affiliate links, meaning I’ll get compensated if you end up purchasing it. Which also means I get to keep running this blog for y’all – so thanks! ;)