Tuesday, November 8, 2011
For the Record Five Star Publications Review and Giveaway
It is a dreary evening here, I am so glad that does not stop us from visiting At the Fence. Rainy and cold! Anyway, Five Star Publications allowed me to choose a book to review, and then the winner of the giveaway will get to choose their own book. Normally I choose a book that interests me personally, or for one of the children, but this time my husband saw the For the Record, A Personal Facts and Document Organizer by Ricki Pagano. He really feels the need lately to become more organized in keeping track of our personal records, and this looked like it would help.
Guess what? It will! This is book actually has sections that I hadn't even thought about recording. The For The Record starts out with a section to fill in all your personal and family information. From names, addresses, date of birth, social security numbers, marital status, driver's license number, passport number, including information on all your children. It then moves on to medical records. Here you add all your physicians and their specialty, along with phone numbers etc. You also include a medical history of surgeries and illnesses, any medications you are on, and allergies and dietary restrictions.
Next is your insurance information. I didn't know there were so many insurance needs. Medical, Home Health, Supplemental Medical, Life, Disability Income Insurance, Accidental Death, Homeowners, Automobile, Mortgage, Credit Card, and they actually list other! Is there any other? Then you move on to your Legal Information/Document Locator. This is where you list your attorney, where your important legal documents are located, you know like all your insurance policies, birth certificates, will, etc.
Now if that is not enough, there is a section for your employment records and history. Then you move on to Income/Expenses. Here you will enter your salary, and all regular expenses. Anything you spend money on regularly. Financial Assets and Liabilities is next. This one includes all your bank information, loans, debtors, properties owned, mortgages, credit card information, including expiration dates along with contact numbers.
Then comes the retirement accounts, followed by Final Arrangements. The last two sections are Important numbers and a Personal Property Inventory. Here you can list items and their value. There is also a notes section at the end of each chapter. Last but not least is an appendix that among other things, tells you who to contact to replace important documents like birth certificates, social security cards, etc. It also tells you how long to keep certain records.
This book is great! My husband is preparing to fill ours in this week. It will be a perfect to have in a special place in the house where we can update or access it at any time. If you want to organize your personal facts and documents, then this is the book you have been looking for.
https://www.facebook.com/FiveStarPublications?sk=app_135607783795 and start browsing.