Planning Ahead: A Review of "I'm Dead, Now What?: Important Information About My Belongings, Business Affairs, and Wishes", By Peter Pauper Press (Author)

I know, death is a subject many of us shy away from, but planning for the inevitable is not just a wise decision—it's a kind gesture for those we leave behind. 

"I'm Dead, Now What?: Important Information About My Belongings, Business Affairs, and Wishes" is a comprehensive planner that prompts you to compile all your critical information in one place. This practical book is designed to guide you through the process of documenting your personal and financial affairs, ensuring that your loved ones are not left with the daunting task of piecing together your life puzzle during a time of grief. It covers a range of topics from the location of important documents, details of bank accounts and investments, to your preferences for a memorial service. The book is laid out in a straightforward and accessible manner, making it easy to fill out. Each section provides prompts and ample space for all the necessary details your family would need to know. It even includes less commonly thought-of items, such as your computer log-in password, email accounts and passwords, social media accounts and how you'd like them handled. Even something as rarely considered as your cellular phone and pin number and how long you want to leave that active. I know one instance where a gentleman's last remaining relative immediately canceled the deceased's phone leaving all of the gentleman's dearest but long-distance friends without any line of communication to obtain information about their friend's untimely death or services.

"I'm Dead, Now What?" is not just about the logistics of your estate. It also offers a space to record personal messages to your loved ones, ensuring that your final words and thoughts are communicated exactly as you wish. In essence, this book is an act of love and consideration, a way to ease the burden on your family during a difficult time. It's a reminder that, while we can't control when we leave this world, we can control how we prepare for our departure, making the transition as smooth as possible for those we care about most.

Whether you're in the prime of your life or enjoying your golden years, "I'm Dead, Now What?" is a valuable resource that encourages you to think ahead and provides peace of mind knowing that your affairs are in order. It's a must-have for anyone looking to make their final wishes known and to ensure that their legacy is handled according to their desires. Overall, a great planner.