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As Human Beings We Are Not Immortal
Rest in Peace is a self-help manual that provides comprehensive information and tools to prepare for the end of life.
Hello. I'm Charles Walts, a retired US Army Colonel who pursued a second career as a contingency planning consultant.
My life experience has taught me that like the businesses and governmental entities I helped plan for a major business interruption or a disaster, individuals and families are not prepared for the disruption that will be caused by the death of a loved one – especially a head of household.
To be sure, the fact that one day we will pass away is a grim topic. But death is far more complicated than most people realize and pre-planning is necessary to ensure that our survivors are taken care of and your wishes concerning your possessions and your remains are carried out.
From Rest In Peace You'll Learn:
- • The importance of putting your personal affairs in order before passing on.
- • Why you must have instructions regarding certain medical decisions if you're incapacitated and cannot make those decisions yourself.
- • About hospice care, funerals and burials, social security and veterans’ benefits…
- • Who to call and what to do in order to effectively deal with the consequences of a loved ones death.
Designed for easy understanding and completion, Rest In Peace contains templates and comprehensive worksheets for collecting vital, personal information and important documents that can serve as valuable tools to help you put your affairs in order and greatly benefit your survivors.
- A Will Template
- Durable Powers of Attorney
- Medical Powers of Attorney
- Advance Directive
- Out-of-Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate Order
Worksheets & Checklists
- Essential Information
- Personal Wishes
- Important Information You Will Need
- Survivors Checklist
- Immediate Contacts for Survivors
- Obituary Template
Praise for Rest In Peace
Certified business continuity consultants Walts and White have a wealth of experience devising contingency plans for private sector corporations and government agencies. Their comprehensive guide details everything from executing a will and paying for funeral expenses to dealing with taxes and closing the estate.
The included appendices, which can be easily photocopied, allow readers to fill in the blanks on such basics as immediate family information, location of important documents, and sample obituaries."
VERDICT: Every person should own a copy and complete the paperwork offered in this straightforward guide to the process of preparing for the "inevitable."
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