About

The goal here is to help Americans organize their emergency and end-of-life plans. Effortlessly.

Most of us agree, it’s important to have “in case something unexpected happens” plans in place. But we’re also short on time, money and bandwidth. Consequently, the task often falls to the bottom of the priority list. Everything File tries to chip away at it one tiny task at a time.

What’s an everything file?

A cheat sheet for your loved ones, just in case. Read more here.

What’s one of the riskiest things in life? 

Following advice from strangers on the internet. 😉 I am not a lawyer, financial advisor or fancy-degree person. I’m a nerd good at googling, cut-to-the-chase-ing and organizing what the lawyers and fancy-degree people say. Nothing on this site is legal or financial advice. I’m simply passing on what I’ve learned to save you time.

About me

I’m sandwiched between growing children and aging parents.

Between 2020 and 2022, I experienced some big life things: a cancer diagnosis for my husband (he’s doing great!), the tragic death of a sibling, the rapid decline & death of one aging parent, dementia diagnoses of two aging parents, multiple bone & joint surgeries of two parents, and home-to-assisted living / memory care transitions.

End-of-life and estate planning has long been on my to-do list, but suddenly, after countless discussions about medical preferences, final wishes, wills, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney, and similar topics, I was kinda forced into it. These are my notes.

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