Be prepared for a disaster! According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, you should think ahead about what would happen if you have a flood or tornado. The article talks about a gentleman who kept his important papers in his bedroom in a water-proof safe. All was fine until a flood swept his home – and safe – away! So, here's a list of items you should consider keeping offsite is a safe-deposit box or other secure location: house deeds or rental leases, a list of insurance policies and the policy numbers, bank documents, birth and marriage certificates, passports, copies of drivers licenses, stock and bond certificates, powers of attorney and wills, as well as valuable jewelry. They also suggest that you keep digital copies of these documents and your family photos in the cloud using services like Dropbox or Google Drive. For more tips and ideas, read the article, Prepare Your House & Finances for a Natural Disaster or call our office for a review of your preparedness for this and other aging related disasters such as a healthcare crisis.
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