Give yourself PEACE OF MIND in case of an emergency!
Would your family cope if you were suddenly affected by a serious illness, injury, natural disaster or even death?
Dealing with an emergency is stressful enough. If you couldn’t put your hands on everything you might need in less than 5 minutes AND have it clearly laid out in case someone else needed to access it, you need Peace of Mind!
Peace of Mind is a fillable step by step ‘in case of emergency’ PDF that walks you through all the information you need so that if the worst does happen, your family has everything they need!
HOW IT WORKS
Step 1. Download Peace of Mind.
Step 2. Fill in the blanks.
Step 3. Share it with your loved ones.
Look after your family, even if you’re not around.
Here’s what you’ll get:
10 Well-organised sections
Includes everything from emergency contacts to insurance policies to your children’s favourite song. Find everything you need, for any situation – FAST.
Step by step process We’ve thought of everything so you don’t have to! 100+ pages of fill-in-the-blank prompts, triggering questions and helpful reminders.
Downloadable PDF Instant access ZIP file with individual PDF’s for the entire family inside. Type straight into it or print it out and fill it in by hand. Easily update it as often as you like.
Perfect mix of fact and feeling So much more than cold hard facts. Includes: letters to your loved ones, special memories you’d like to share and instructions for your children’s care.
Fills in the gaps a will can’t Clearly show how you manage your life, home, finances and family so that if someone else needs to step in, they can! Express your wishes so no one has to guess.
Simple set up instructions Not tech savvy? Not even sure what a PDF or zip file is? No problem. We’ve included a full, easy to follow how-to guide to get you started.
- Are you the executor, power of attorney or go-to person for an aging relative or friend?
Don’t leave it until it’s too late to discover you don’t have the right paperwork, have no idea where the house keys are and you’re left guessing what they would have wanted. All that stress can be avoided.
You need Peace of Mind if…
- You have dependent children who would need to be looked after by someone else if you’re unable to. The Peace of Mind Folder helps you spell out all the little things that provide comfort, security and stability for your kids when they need it most.
- You’ve been meaning to get your ‘affairs in order’ for years!…Only you haven’t done it yet because, honestly it just seemed way too hard. (It’s not).
- You’re the person in the relationship or family that handles the finances. Would your partner or family even know where to start?
- You know you’ll be the Executor of an Estate or be the Power of Attorney for a family member or friend. Ensure their wishes are respected and save yourself so much time and stress later.
What people are saying…
“I knew I needed to do this for my family but I honestly thought it would be really hard – so I kept putting it off. Once I had the Peace of Mind PDF it was so quick and easy – I literally had it done in an afternoon! After years of avoiding it, I feel like a weight has lifted off my shoulders” — Carolyn, Auckland
“Everyone worries about death, but there are so many other things that could devastate your family just as easily. This helped me create a plan for anything life might throw at us. I went from worried about all the ‘what if’s’ to sleeping well knowing I’d done everything I can to ease as much stress as possible for my husband and kids.” — Anita, Invercargill
“When Dad got sick, Mum didn’t even know how to pay the power bill, let alone navigate all of their investments. If he hadn’t recorded everything it would have been 10 times harder for everyone. It meant that we could spend the precious time focused on family, not paperwork.” — Sarah, Nelson
Frequently asked Questions.
Who is this for?
Everyone! Elderly and married, young and single, de facto parents of young children and everyone in between. You are the only one who knows what you know and can do what you do – if you were suddenly unable to fill those roles would your family know how to: manage the household finances? How to fix that leaky kitchen tap? Which brand of cat food fluffy eats? Which book is your kids’ favourite bedtime story? Or any of the million other things you keep in your head?
If the answer is no, you need the Peace of Mind Folder.
Is it safe to write all these things down?
Yes and No. The Peace of Mind planner is designed to contain all of your most important information in case you need it in an emergency. If you don’t have those details available to your family when they really need it – that will likely mean many stressful months, or even years for them trying to unravel your life and guess your wishes. That said, that same information by it’s very nature is also the most sensitive. It’s important to weigh it’s security with the advantage of having this information accessible.
Where should I store it?
We recommend you keep at least two copies in different locations. One on a USB (or other encrypted digital storage device) and one as a physical copy kept in a locked, fireproof safe. We do not recommend storing completed Peace of Mind on your computer, cloud storage or emails.
Do I need any special software?
If you want to type straight into your Peace of Mind planner and save this information for later, you’ll need to open the file with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe Acrobat Reader is the world’s most trusted PDF viewing software, and is FREE to download. Full instructions for this are provided with your purchase. If you simply wish to print out your Peace of Mind and fill in by hand you do not need any special software.
Why do I need the Peace of Mind?
Short Answer: Because dealing with an emergency is stressful enough. Give your family the greatest gift of all – reducing their stress and pain at a really hard time.
Long Answer: 2021 proved to us yet again that life is unpredictable. We never really know what’s around the corner. On top of that, we live in one of the most beautiful, but also riskiest countries on the planet in terms of natural disasters. We’ve got a high chance of any of the following happening in NZ: Floods, Earthquakes, Landslides, Tsunami, Volcano, Cyclone, Wildfire. In addition to those, an emergency doesn’t have to affect whole areas to hugely affect you or your family. Housefires, injuries, illnesses like cancer, strokes, heart attacks and a thousand other events could change you and your family’s lives in a moment. When that moment happens they shouldn’t be worrying about finding account numbers or who your insurer is!
Is this a physical folder?
No, this is a digital PDF. You can type straight into it to fill it in or you can print it out and keep it in an actual folder. We recommend you do both.
If you would prefer to purchase the book version of Peace of Mind you can find out more about it here https://chooice.co.nz/product/my-peace-of-mind-book-includes-free-shipping-within-nz/
How long does it take to fill in?
Some people like to sit down and get it all done in a single day, others prefer take their time and do it over a few weeks. We believe that the sooner you have a finished folder, the sooner you’ll have peace of mind! Our recommendation is to set aside time to do a section every day or every week until you’ve completed it.
I’ve purchased Peace of Mind, now what?
After purchase you will be directed to a page to download your own Peace of Mind Zip file. If you have any problems at all with downloading or opening the Zip file please send us an email email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help.
What if I’m not happy it my purchase?
Here’s the thing, we truly believe that this is the best, most comprehensive ‘in case of emergency’ document we could possibly create. We’ve spoken to dozens of experts in their fields, including funeral directors, doctors, nurses, lawyers and everyday kiwis who have lived through some harrowing experiences. We genuinely think that this PDF is worth far more the small amount you paid for it.
However, if you’re not happy, we’re not happy. So if after downloading it, spending time printing or going through it you don’t love it. We’ll refund your payment 100%. Simply send us an email.
Can I buy this as a gift?
You sure can. The easiest way to do this is to simply put the recipient’s email address in at purchase and they’ll get the PDF sent to them.
If you’d like to buy multiple PDF’s as gifts for family and friends, simply send us an email with how many you wish to purchase and we’ll arrange it for you. Volume discounts apply for purchases of 3 or more.
Is this a legal document?
This is NOT a legal document. It does not replace your will or enduring power of attorney, which are ESSENTIAL legal documents. Think of it more as a how-to guide to help your loved ones, executors or attorneys when you’re not able to.
Most wills or EPoA’s will tell you the ‘what’ but not the ‘how’ E.g. What should happen to my estate, who should care for my children etc, but they don’t tell you how to pay outstanding bills on your behalf, who your investments are with, where your insurance policies are and what you’re covered for, which cemetery you want to be buried in, how your children should be raised, what their favourite foods are etc. Peace of Mind bridges that gap to clearly explain exactly what’s relevant in your life, your wishes, and how to follow through on them in your absence.
Got another question?
No problem. Simply send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to answer it.