5 Reasons to Put Together an Essential Emergency Binder
I remember talking to my friend about the Essential Emergency Binder pages. His father had passed before the resource was developed, and my friend was responsible for figuring out the finances and bills. He told me it was a mess and very stressful. My friend wished his dad had something like the Essential Emergency Binder.
What is an emergency binder? An emergency binder is a single place where all your most important information can be found. And it can be a huge blessing for your loved ones. No one likes to consider life-altering emergencies. However, we know these events do occur. Therefore, we must be prepared, for ourselves and our loved ones.
Here are a few reasons to consider putting together an Essential Emergency Binder:
1. You care for your loved ones.
If you have young children, you want to make sure they are cared for, whether you are experiencing a temporary stay in a hospital or something more significant. An Essential Emergency Binder can help a friend or family member keep the household running. It can operate as an instruction manual for your house. If you have adult children, an Essential Emergency Binder can help them immensely. Unlike my friend, they won’t need to wonder where to find everything, from your finances to insurance policies. It will be a significant blessing to them.
2. You have a lot going on in your life.
You have financial accounts, insurance policies, health insurance, social media accounts, bills to be paid, passwords to remember, and much more going on in your life. There are many moving parts. An Essential Emergency Binder can help you have a place where everything can be found. It can make your life feel more organized.
3. You have experienced the stress that can occur after losing a loved one.
This was true for my friend. He spent a lot of time trying to find financial accounts, insurance policies, and more. It was stressful. If you have gone through this, you understand the benefit of having such a place where all this information can be found.
4. You need a place where all your important information is found.
An Essential Emergency Binder does this for you. It covers financial, medical, childcare, bill payment, funeral preferences, and much more.
5. You want peace of mind for yourself and the rest of your family.
Peace of mind. That’s ultimately what these pages are meant to deliver. Peace of mind for you and your loved ones. If something were to happen, they would know what to do next.
We believe that every family needs an Essential Emergency Binder. I recommend filling them out on your computer and saving them. This will allow you to easily update the pages in the future. I would also print out a copy and place them in a binder. Let your family members know about the binder and where to find it. A fireproof safe is probably a good location.
We’ve recently updated the Essential Emergency Binder pages, so now is the perfect time to get your binder started. Go here to learn more.