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Getting Organized

Have you have ever needed to find a particular document and do not remember exactly where you put it? If the answer is yes, then you know how frustrating it can be to locate one piece out of a sea of documents.

For example, if you need your birth certificate and the last time you needed it you were in a rush and did not put it away in the right place, then finding it can be difficult and frustrating. People who are not fastidious about putting everything away in its proper place, end up doing this with all sorts of important documents over the years.

It becomes difficult for them to find things and it is then even more difficult for other people to find things after the person passes away. For that reason, it is a good idea to get organized, as the Washington Post discusses in “Let’s talk about the Big Book: Everything your family needs to know what you die.”

One suggestion discussed is to put copies of all important documents in a three-ring binder. This includes your will, any other estate planning documents and advanced medical directives. It should also include documents about important possessions, such as vehicles and financial accounts. Any important legal or financial documents should be included.

Doing this will help your family to find things after you pass away. It will also help you if you ever need to locate one of those important documents for yourself.

Reference: Washington Post (May 18, 2018) “Let’s talk about the Big Book: Everything your family needs to know what you die.”

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