Get Yourself Organized GIVEAWAY!

May 7, 2007

I was in Target the other day, waiting while my wife picked out greeting cards (boring). As I waited, I came across Target’s organization section and that’s where I found Life.doc. Life.doc is an oranization binder created by a company called Buttoned Up. Life.doc is just one of several products that Buttoned Up offers.

Since I’m ALWAYS thinking about AllFinancialMatters, I decided to pick up two of the binders (one for me to try out and one to giveaway to one of my lucky readers!).

I haven’t had time to fully investigate Life.doc yet but I have at least looked through it. The binder contains tabs and information sheets for the following areas:

  • Emergency Plan
  • Family Basics
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Dollars & Sense
  • Legal Information
  • Caregiver Information (for both kids and older parents)
  • Household Information

The cool thing is that the binder comes with a CD Rom that contains all the documents as Word files that you can fill out on the computer. Once you have the document filled out, you can save it to your hard drive and also print it on the corresponding form that comes in the binder. This will give your binder a nice, clean look. It’s also great if you have sloppy handwriting.

Now, this is by no means a complete organization system. This is essentially a place to store all the information about your accounts, important phone numbers, contact information, account locations, etc. I don’t know about you but one of the frustrating things to me is when I need an account number or something like that and I have to spend time looking for the information. If you use the Life.doc binder correctly, you’ll have that information at your fingertips.

Here’s the really cool part: I’m giving away a Life.doc binder to ONE lucky reader. To enter the drawing, simply leave a comment. The drawing is open to residents of the United States and Canada. I’ll randomly select a winner on Wednesday. GOOD LUCK.

Oh, and if you don’t win, you can purchase a Life.doc binder for yourself either through the Buttoned Up website for $29.99 or at Target for $19.99.

89 responses to Get Yourself Organized GIVEAWAY!

  1. You should go shopping with your wife more often for boring things so we can reap the benefits!

  2. My husband got me reading this site. I think it sounds like a cool thing. I have enjoyed reading your blog and learning.

  3. That sounds like just what I need to get organized.

  4. Count me in, I’ve been looking for something just like this!

  5. Count me in.

  6. I’ve been meaning to organize all of my information like this for a while. Thanks for the post! :)

  7. I saw this at Target and think it’s a great idea. Count me in!

  8. Brian Newhard May 7, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    I’m in!


  9. Oooh. Target is my home away from home, but I’ve never seen this organizer before. Probably because I go straight from one clearance section to the next without looking up.


  10. I’m heading over to Iraq at the end of this month. This would be awesome for my wife to use while she’s tending to the house and our twin year-old sons!

  11. It looks like something I would use. I hope I win!

    Thanks for the contest.
    I check out your site regularly, and get lots to think about.

  12. Great giveaway! I was just looking at one at Barnes and Noble last week – I ended up buying the to do notebook as I am a heavy list maker and yes, the carbon copy stickers in the back were too wonderful to pass up. I didn’t realize Target also sold this!

  13. I recently received an offer from T. Rowe Price for a CD-Rom offering similar capabilities for organizing personal records. Probably the signs of a groundswell developing to collect information for the tidal wave of boomers now cresting into retirement.

  14. Great idea, every financial outfit should be offering this to their customers.

  15. me me me!!!!!

  16. Count me in please.

  17. count me in too!

  18. It’s a great idea. I could use it.

  19. Worth a shot. I enjoy the blog.

  20. Ooh. I want in.

  21. This sounds great, better than a spreadsheet inventory I made up that had everything on 4 pages. Didn’t have to pull a file for information, saved a lot of time. I am in.

  22. That looks like a much more efficient way of organizing information than keeping a towering pile of business cards in a drawer.

  23. I love anything that helps you organize!! In the past year, I have cleared so much material clutter from my life and I feel so much lighter for it. It sounds like this set would be great so you can clear the financial clutter from life and keep all the essentials organized as as well. This would help so many people including myself!!

  24. First of all, thank you for hosting the contest and for having this website :-)

    If I don’t win the binder, I can only hope that ButtonedUp or someone else will come along and make a web-based equivalent of the Word forms…hmm, maybe I’ll do it if no one else picks up the slack 😉


  25. Great Idea! I put together a “generic” folder for my family to use in case something ever happened to me. Mine is not quite as pretty but effective!!

  26. Great product. Organization isn’t my strong point, so I’ll throw my name in!

  27. Been wanting to get a copy of this. It sounds really cool.

  28. Prasad Sangekar May 8, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    Good concept! I don’t mind owning one :)

  29. count me in but still seems like an easy id theft target.

  30. This would be a great product for someone starting out as I will be shortly – thanks for the giveaway!

  31. hope this is a winner

  32. thanks! please enter my name to win! :)

  33. This will be great for my family; I was diagnosed with leukemia and lymphoma cancer one year today; in remission now; and appreciate life to its fullest. Please enter my name.Thanks. Life IS too short.

  34. shouldbeworking May 9, 2007 at 8:32 am

    Is there still time? If so, count me in!

  35. count me in too!

  36. If there is still time, include me.


  37. Sure looks like something I NEED! Count me in :-)

  38. This looks really neat! Please enter me!

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