Take a few hours and organize your life
New book can save untold time, money and emotional trauma
If you're like most people, you have plenty of good personal and financial records. But do you know where they are? Most likely, they're in a dozen or more locations known only to you.
Being disorganized can sometimes prove frustrating. At other times (in the case of an incapacitating illness, for example), it can be financially and emotionally devastating. If we temporarily misplace a receipt, at worst it can be irksome. But what if your financial and medical records can't be located by relatives or guardians when you suddenly find yourself in the hospital?
For the Record
by author Ricki Pagano takes the worry out of what to do with all the information that would be needed to help you through an emergency. But the book is also for everyday life, too, as it will help you quickly locate that warranty information you might need. For the Record takes all your personal information-from medical records to income/expenses, personal property, directions for final arrangements, and more-and organizes it all in one easy-to-use format.
Pagano spent 15 years working in the field of medical social work where she developed an expertise in, and love for, the area of geriatric care. It was here she learned how essential it is to our own sense of well-being that we are able to maintain control over our own lives. And it was here that she came up with the idea of For the Record as a valuable tool for helping people regain and maintain that control. Since 2001, Ms. Pagano has worked in the financial services industry, and recently established Pagano LTC, a firm which focuses exclusively on long-term care insurance planning.
"I get tremendous satisfaction from helping people maintain their quality of life and independence," says Pagano. "We can help them make this happen by protecting them against the financially and emotionally devastating effects of incapacity." She utilizes For the Record
as an integral part of the help she provides her clients.
Scheduled for release in 2007, For the Record: A Personal Facts and Document Organizer
(ISBN 1-58985-056-4 / ISBN: 978-1-58985-056-9), nonfiction, paperback, is published by Five Star Publications, P.O. Box 6698, Chandler AZ 85246-6698. The book will be available through Ingram and Baker & Taylor. To request a review copy and/or to schedule an interview with the author, please contact the publisher