With National Estate Planning Awareness Week upon us, this is a great time to organize your offline and online materials. These days we all have critical documents that are still often in analog form including our driver’s license, passport, health insurance cards, car and life insurance, will and testament, and that all-important vaccine card among many others.
But what happens if they go missing or need to be accessed by a family member who isn’t nearby? By taking just 5-10 minutes you can ensure they won’t be lost forever and create a valuable backup through your GoodTrust account.
It’s as easy as either uploading the document itself or taking a photo and uploading it instead to the Docs & Notes section. You can categorize it, add some additional information about it (e.g. the physical location where it’s stored as well), and share it with a Trusted Contact (a friend or family member).
Remember: your Trusted Contacts (previously known as Deputies) only have access to what you specifically designate within your account. That could be now (as more of a family utility), never, or after you pass away.
You can create as many Trusted Contacts as you wish and they will also get an invitation to set up a free GoodTrust account. Think of it like creating a mini “family plan” in a “digital vault” to ensure everyone has the right access. They can also be accessed when someone is traveling or away from home right through the GoodTrust account.
Get started today and don’t forget to create your free will in less than 15 minutes – you can easily save it, print it and upload it back to your Docs & Notes section once it’s witnessed (and therefore legally valid). And we offer engaging ways for you to share your story like a digital time capsule with Future Messages and with new technologies like AI and facial recognition with GoodTrust Memories. No one has a “boring” story; passing yours to others is valuable beyond measure.
So get started today with a free account and don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more.
By Rikard Steiber
CEO and Founder of GoodTrust