The Qolossal Book of Everything
Welcome, and get ready to document your life. You've got this!
The idea behind this book is to have a single place where you or a loved one can find any piece of information about you. The majority of the information tracked in this book is financial in nature and the ultimate use is for when you pass on. Contained in this book is hopefully everything your loved ones need to know about you during a trying time.
Wills and trusts are very important, and realize this book does not replace them, but what about things that aren't covered by them. What is the password to the deceased's email account? What is the account number and contact information for the cable company? Where is last year's tax return stored? These kinds of questions can be answered by this book.
However, it is not just to be used when dealing with the loss of a loved one. It also contains information that is called upon occasionally but hard to remember. Things like the addresses of all of your residences, the VIN number on your car, the address of that place you worked at one summer.
Now there are a lot of things to fill out here and a lot of information to gather. Don't panic and don't feel overwhelmed. Nobody says you have to get this done in a day, or a week even. Just take your time and fill out the forms as you have time. You should be able to fill out about one form a day and have the entire book finished in a month. If you need more than one page to track something, simply print out another sheet.
Each year, go through the book and make any changes that you need to. Print off additional sheets if the current ones are full or the changes are that significant. It is important to keep the book as up to date as possible as you never know when you will need some of that information.
Finally, it should be obvious, but make certain others know about this book and where you keep it. Also since it contains a lot of confidential information, be sure to safeguard its location in some manner.
If you come across any problems or think of things that should be included, please let us know and we'll update the Book.