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
- 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.