What My Family Should Know (C2207)

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What My Family Should Know is a must for every household. What would your family do if you became extremely ill or passed away? Spiral-bound book lets you record necessary information on personal assets, insurance, bank accounts, business, Social Security, real estate and more in an orderly, clear-cut way. 11-1/2".

"Everyone should have one of these, it will surely make life easier for those looking after you.
This is a great book and can be very helpful especially if one doesn't have a will of any kind." -Customer from Hawaii

Reviews

Based on 68 reviews
Jul 14, 2017
Not useful
Most pages are useless unless a person has numerous bank accounts. Pages I needed are not included. Felt the information requested was out of date with today's economic investments, etc. should have sent it back.
Dec 28, 2016
Useless
Useless, unless you're a billionaire. Not what I needed. Pages and pages of irrelevant information. Do not get this for your end of life packet of information for your family to use after you pass.
Nov 21, 2016
This product was a total disappointment (100%)
I should have sent this item back when I received it in October 2016 (Order #0669). I arrived with several other items. The other Items met, or exceeded my expectations....which has always been the case with my orders from Har. Car. I work full-time and have and active life and it was not worth my time and energy to return it to you. The book could have been written by a 9th Grader. It is out of touch/date in that it gives page upon page of space for Savings and Loan Accounts (there are only a handful of S&L's in the South East U.S. It gives no pages for email accounts and access information. I think that you should pull this item from your product offering. While it may have been inexpensive, it was worthless to me.
Oct 09, 2016
Rich People Book
This book is good.....for people that are rich. It has too many pages on the same thing....bank accounts,land,insurance, etc. I would give as a gift to rich friends...if I had any.
Jun 23, 2016
Look for something better!
I returned this book. It did not fit my needs. It was poorly designed - too many Life Insurance pages ( 10 ! ) and not enough of other subjects.
May 30, 2016
What My Family Should Know
Not what I expected. Sent it back for a credit. I would not give this to any of my friends as a gift.
May 30, 2016
do not buy
useless for me. to many of each subject page. did not have many items that I want and need. to lazy to send it back so I have just thrown out my money.
May 29, 2016
Did not like it
to many pages of each kind. Did not have any pages of most things I needed. Useless for me.
May 27, 2016
Not for average people, has useless space for assets.
I am going to return it. Found it totally useless.
May 25, 2016
Not as I needed..
This wasn't what an everyday family needs. If you have a lot of investment, money and the like, you will love it.. Nice book but not for my family..
May 07, 2016
Not what I expected. Many, many repetitive pages.
I sent this back. Not useful for me.
Apr 21, 2016
NOT WHAT I THOUGHT IT WAS!
THIS LOG IS NOT DESIGNED TO LIST YOUR PERSONAL FINANCIAL LIFE ACTIVITIES THAT YOU WANT YOUR HEIRS TO KNOW ABOUT, AS I THOUGHT I WAS GETTING. IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF YOU HAD INTERESTS IN BANKING ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS ONLY STOCKS AND BONDS.
Apr 20, 2016
Don't judge a book by its cover
Thought this was a very useful and sensible way to display helpful information to my family.
Apr 08, 2016
Not what I expected, will be returning
I don't have but 1 insurance policy, not pages and pages of them
Mar 24, 2016
Not worth a sou
It had no pages for important categories and many pages for categories where few were needed.In other words it's not very useful and gets thick by putting many copies of pages that you don't need.
Mar 06, 2016
What My Family Should Know book
It has useful information but I was disappointed in the amount of space dedicated to stocks, bonds, investments, etc. I have never had the money to invest in those things. I would have liked more room for family information such as ancestors, etc. I also would have liked room for final wishes and information on will; where to locate important papers.
Feb 28, 2016
I would buy this book again if needed
This book is being used to outline and personalize indivicual plans.
Feb 17, 2016
what to know
delivery was fast
Feb 02, 2016
waste of money
this book does not provide areas for needed and useful information while providing too much for other information. Does anyone really need 7 pages to list their insurance policy information or 8 pages to list safe deposit boxes? This book is a joke.
Jan 28, 2016
What a waste!
This product is a joke. Whoever put it together apparently knows nothing about the type of information needed for survivors of a loved one's death. Who needs umpteen sheets for noting insurance policies, bonds? Would have returned this joke of a book, but it would only have added more waste of time and money, so did not bother.
Dec 06, 2015
not enough details
returned it
Nov 27, 2015
Repeat Purchase for a Gift!
I purchased this book a few years ago as it has space for all the information your family should know upon your illness or death. It provides places fir information you might not think of. I found it so helpful that I purchased one for my sister last year and this current purchase was for a gift for a friend who thought it sounded like something she could use.
Nov 23, 2015
Must Have for Every Family
Book contains a complete listing of important information that every family leader should record in one place, covering financial, health, last wishes, all areas which should be part of planning for some day when we will pass away.
Oct 15, 2015
It's useful to organize necessary data.
It's well-organized & easy to use.
Oct 06, 2015
A complete waste of money
Unless you are a millionaire, with money stashed away in lots of different banks, stocks, CDs etc this is a complete waste of money. My own mother just passed away, and dealing with her humble estate has been a challenge. I thought a book with a title like this one would help me make handling my own affairs after I'm gone easier for my kids. Wrong. This went right into the recycle bin.
Oct 04, 2015
For one with out bonds and investments etc. It was useless.
Called for a return sticker, got it, and all info has been lost and I am out the money I paid for the product and shipping.
Oct 03, 2015
What My Family Should Know
This is handy for me, too. I like having all financial information in one place.
Aug 08, 2015
More complete than necessary.
It's good to have this for the next generation.
Jul 06, 2015
Not great
I was hoping for a place to keep all useful information, but this book is not it!!! It has 16 pages for Life Insurance - enough for 48 policies! Who has 48 insurance policies?? Places for 20 bank accounts, 4 pages for savings accounts, 4 pages for credit union accounts, 10 pages for securities(40 accounts), 4 pages for mutual funds(16 funds), 6 pages for savings bonds (27 spaces per page), 8 pages for safe deposit boxes,8 pages for businesses owned, 8 pages for property owned. No place for important passwords, on-line accounts, or credit cards. Useless to me!!
Jul 06, 2015
Every family should have this item.
This was a gift for my husband who handles all the finances in out household. Since he is 14 years older then me I got this for him to fill in so that if anything happens to him I will know where our finances are and what kind. Ex. IRA's, Loans etc.
Jun 15, 2015
Not for the average family.
I am looking for a book that will allow me to pass on to my children and grandchildren information about the family. Names, birthdates, death dates etc. This book is not it. Who has pages of life insurance policies? Not the average family. I ordered 2. One for me and one for my husband. These are useless to both of us.
Apr 29, 2015
not what I thought it would be
this product is cheap and not as useful as I thought it was going to be I would not have bought it if I had know how it was designed inside
Apr 23, 2015
A lot of things not included
Many subjects are not addressed. Too many pages for different subjects Contents poorly designed.
Apr 19, 2015
Disappointed
Overall good idea, but there are way too many pages for money market, 401K, savings bonds etc. How many insurance companies does a person need? Should be more room for credit cards, bank accounts, savings accounts, heirlooms, who to give what to.
Dec 23, 2014
A MUST HAVE !!
Everyone should have one of these, it will surely make life easier for those looking after you. This is a great book and can be very helpful especially if one doesn't have a will of any kind.
Dec 22, 2014
Estate Booklet
This is an excellent product if you own your own home or estate and/or a business. If you have insurance and documents to keep track of. It should describe this better with the picture. It's not something I could use.
Dec 03, 2014
Outdated
The idea of this book is great and can serve so many purposes for any family. The data captured inside is a bit outdated. If updated, it would be the perfect gift.
Nov 30, 2014
Poor product
Returning product. Room for 20 different bank accounts, 28 credit unions, 20 pages for securities, 7 pages for mutual funds, 12 pages (27 savings bonds to be entered per page) for savings bonds...that's 324 savings bonds....and it goes on from there.
Nov 24, 2014
Don't buy this product!
Not designed for present times. Designed for use in 1950's. Very disappointed in product. Should not be for sale.
Jun 28, 2014
Basic book- Good for basic knowlegde
This is a basic book to show where accounts, properties etc are. Good for aging parents, or if you have children who you would like them to know where to obtain your information if you become ill or no longer "available". Some pages you may not use others you will. It was a great book for myself (single parent). No more guessing "where is this, where is that"
May 30, 2014
Highly disappointed with this product.
Product didn't contain basic information I wanted my family to know as I don't own stocks etc. too many duplicated pages. The binder was badly damaged. would like to return but don't want to invest in more postage. Should have read reviews before purchasing.
Mar 18, 2014
Great for those with aging parents
It's hard to introduce this topic with aging parents, yet it's something everyone needs to know before they are gone. This is a book that you can sit down and fill out together with them, so that you have this info all in one place when they pass on. I highly recommend doing this! It will make everything so much easier during that difficult time!
Feb 26, 2014
Had what I needed
This product had what I needed to get things set up for me and my family.
Sep 08, 2013
Headline was good
There were too many pages of the same article; 48 spaces for life insurance policies! 80 securities, etc. this seemed to be a book for one persons specific needs. It was is not realistic.
Aug 02, 2013
BOOK IS GREAT
WAS GOOD FOR WHAT I NEED
Jul 14, 2013
Not for me.
I don't like it at all since I don't have stocks and bonds, etc.
Mar 29, 2013
Too many pages for stuff I don't have
Since I don't have stocks and bonds and am not in the business world, this does not work for me. However it would be good for the opposite kind of person.
Mar 17, 2013
Too much information
Wanted a place to list everything that our family would need when our time comes. This book had 40 places for life insurance policies. Pages and pages of investments, brokerage info, and other information useless for everyday families. No place for personal property, jewelry, vehicles, etc. I returned both notebooks.
Mar 05, 2013
2207 What my Family Should Know
You don't realize how much you have and information to give your family that is important to your estate and for their information upon your passing.
Feb 25, 2013
Exactly what I was looking for!
Everyone should have something like this--- great shipping service too
Sep 30, 2012
I would buy this product again!
I am getting my info down for my children so they will know where eveything is stored.
Sep 14, 2012
Good buy!
This will be a good product to help our chldren go through our estate when we are no longer living. We are listing all assets, contact information and funeral plans, etc. At a difficult time,this should prove helpful.
Apr 28, 2012
very very helpful,,,,,,,,,great book
very useful for the family
Mar 29, 2012
Great item to have for peace of mind.
Needs pages for computer info: usernames and passwords to important sites: Banking Bill paying Utilities accounts other
Mar 24, 2012
This is a wonderful book for every famil
It is so great to have every thing in one place instead of trying to remember every thing that they tell you where every thing is in the house.
Mar 21, 2012
Good quality product
This is a very detailed recorder. nicely organized and made to last.
Mar 10, 2012
My funeral planning log
This book was very helpful when mother in law died, the funeral planning went fast, she had what she wanted written in here, from the songs she wanted to the flowers she liked, and the color she like, the pallbearers she wanted, and the readings and songs she wanted, she knew what she was doing when she ordered this book, this book was very helpful for he family?
Feb 21, 2012
This book is so out dated.
This book really is of no use to me. No one uses saving book numbers, all you would need is the person login information to get what you need. I am sending this back.
Feb 07, 2012
TOO much wiz and not enough bang
I thought this would be helpful to leave in case I go before my husband. But it was so bulky and awkward. Too many of the same pages that did not even pertain to me. This would be good if I had many assets but I only have a few things and would like all this info packed into something that would be easy to read and get to the point.I would want it all in one place.
Jan 19, 2012
Extremely Beneficial
extremely beneficial to your family
Dec 25, 2011
Handy Information
I Didn't realize how much my family needed to know when I pass away. Fill one out now no matter how old you are and keep it up to date.
Nov 08, 2011
could'nt find one like this in several
stores in kc mo don't carry this gem.
Oct 26, 2011
8 pages don't need to list insur. policy
8 pages are not needed to list life insurances!
Sep 12, 2011
A lot of duplication
Nice idea but there were a lot of duplicate pages. As we start using it we will see if there is anything missing.
Aug 20, 2011
Not what I was looking for-was [*]
I returned these as they were not applicable to our family's needs.
Aug 10, 2011
Not what I expected
I purchased many of these since it was a great idea but it wasn't what i thought - I returned all that I had not given out as gifts once I realized what it was. Again great idea, just not a complete recording of assests/personal info and too many of the same pages.
Aug 04, 2011
Recordkeeping
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May 30, 2011
What My Family should Know
This product is not want I wanted. But, I will have to give it as a gift. This product is asking to much for a young person to have anything it is inquiring about. Prefect for a my grandmoyher with a lot to give when she passes.
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