That’s OK. The Let Family Know® Keeper (LFK Keeper) has it all thought out for you. This is not like one of those copycat notebooks that only asks for the most basic information. It’s totally comprehensive—but that doesn’t mean it’s complicated. Quite the opposite.
It covers a wide range of information, but you never need to feel overwhelmed because what you fill out is up to you. And you complete it at your own pace.
That means you don’t need to have 5 different journals or binders to cover the information that matters. It’s all neatly organized in one place. That makes information easier for family to find if they ever need it – and simple for you to use day-to-day, too.
DIGITAL VERSION ALSO AVAILABLE: Pages of the Let Family Know Keeper are also available as downloadable PDFs for those who prefer filling pages out on a computer.
Have you ever said …
"I just don't have enough time. I wish someone would just tell me what information I need to write down, and I'd do it."
Well, we're making that wish come true.
The first purple section, MY IMPORTANT INFORMATION," covers 14 topics. It's the only section in the LFK Keeper that needs it's own Table of contents (below). It's totally comprehensive. I’ve done in-depth research to uncover as many topics as possible to include because I want it to be a real help to you and your family.
The prototype for the LFK Keeper was a big purple binder. The ring clasp was open so all of the pages fell out. I was NOT happy, but as I was picking pages up off the floor, I realized a numbering system was needed to help put pages back in where they belong. Thanks to that klutz move, the "My important information" section has a very simple number-match feature to help you keep your information organized and easy to find.
There’s basically no reading … just fill in the blanks. There are a few tips in the Helpful Guide, but you already know how to use the Let Family Know® Keeper. Sure, you’ll need to look up some information initially. You can work at you own pace, so the keeper works with your busy schedule. If you consistently spend a few minutes each day or week, soon you’ll be able to celebrate your accomplishment. Remember, it’s not important that you get it done FAST... but just that you get it DONE.
We love alphabet tabs don’t we? They help us find information quickly. However, adding tabbed dividers within the sections would raise the cost significantly, and make the Keepers a bit cumbersome. So, I designed a feature I think works well and gives you flexibility. On the bottom corner of the pages in two sections and the Companion Keeper is a graphic that provides a place to write a letter of the alphabet. Information you record on that page, then, would be something that starts with that letter.
If you are recording log ins for Betty’s Boutique website, you would handwrite a “B”on the graphic in the corner of the page. Then place the page in alphabetical order – as a page of things that start with B. (There are more tips in the Helpful Guide)
I come from humble means, so I know how a tight budget often forces us to look at less expensive options that often deliver less of what we need. But in this case, I've created the Let Family Know® Keeper to be an affordable option that delivers MORE of what you need ... and more than what higher-cost options offer.
You get the Let Family Know® Keeper; the Let Family Know® Companion Keeper, a User's Guide, PLUS four 'how to" books to help guide you through the more perplexing issues.
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… but when you wake up the next day, it's already in the past. The Let Family Know Keeper will last well into the future.
… but after about 8 weeks, you pay all over again. The Let Family Know Keeper makes you look good for generations!
*The reference to “lifetime “is not a warranty, implied or otherwise.
The BLUE section, My digital life, is for keeping track of websites and their log ins. Some entries let you detail websites you pay into or collect money from. Experts warn that for websites where you access sensitive information – like financial and medical – not to write both the username or login AND the password in the same place. That’s because if someone gained access to both, they would have the information they would need to get into your accounts. That’s why I created the pocket-sized Let Family Know® Companion Keeper. It’s designed to store these passwords separately, away from the main LFK Keeper. In addition to passwords, some pages are for recording combinations, passcodes and location of keys.
eBOOK: How can you keep your personal information safe in these days of super hackers and massive data breaches? While this 21-page ebook can’t cover everything, it does provide tips and solid advice. Protecting personal and financial information in the Internet age: even if you say you are barely online.
UNIQUELY LFK: A feature at the bottom of each page in the, "What I want you to have" section, allows you to number the pages, and has a signing and witnessing feature. That does NOT make it a A REPLACEMENT FOR A WILL, and is not legally binding. It's merely to validate your wishes.
eBOOK Not sure where to start? This 21-page ebook can help: How to decide who will inherit your stuff: 7 basic estate-planning steps that turn procrastination into peace of mind. It comes with 25 Inheritance-Planning Inventory Worksheets. They can help you make decisions today, that can bring you peace of mind and even prevent serious family disagreements if anything should happen.
Stories about you, your life and your family are priceless gifts you can give your children and grandchildren – they cost the least but may mean the most. The dark PURPLE section, What I want you to know, provides an easy way to share things about yourself, your family, your heritage, keys to your native language, crazy family traditions, family medical information, spiritual beliefs, your dreams, unique achievements, acts of heroism or kindness, values and experiences – even pass along secret family recipes.
eBOOK: Would you like to keep family stories from fading, but don’t know how to get started writing them down? We’re here to help with our 60-page eBook, How to keep family stories, traditions and values from fading: Recall and record years of your life … in just minutes each week – and 25 pages of planning sheets. They’re packed with tips and 101 thought starters.
While I was doing research on legacy letters, I came across an article by an anonymous blogger who wrote:
“I worry I’ll die unexpectedly. I’m afraid I might leave behind unanswered questions. I’m afraid people will miss me and hurt with regret over things they didn’t do or words they didn’t say. I’m afraid people won’t know I love them. I’m afraid they won’t know I understand.”
I knew at that moment, I had to include the GREEN section, Family, friends and others section in the LFK Keeper. It helps you organize your “people list," and serves as a reminder that handwritten letters are a beautiful legacy.
Each name and address notation in this "enhanced address book" asks if you’d want that person to be notified if anything should happen. It also has a place to note if you’ve left them a letter or video.
“I really want to write letters, but I don’t know
what I would say.”
eBOOK: If that sounds like you, please know that you are FAR from alone. That’s why we created this easy-to-read, 32-page eBook to help: Dear __________, A guide to writing the very best legacy letter possible. It’s packed with tips, advice, and a few stories to illustrate some points. PLUS, we've added 15 stationery designs you may download, print out, and use to get started right away.
Many women I’ve talked with like the size. It feels more personal than a big 8-1/2 x 11 binder. The Keeper measures 8in W x 9in H x 2-1/2in thick. Page size is 5-1/2 in x 8 in (half letter size ). It can easily fit in a bedside stand, home safe, or shoulder bag if you’d like to work on it at your favorite coffee shop.Embossed cover gives it a quality heirloom look and feel.
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LFK Keeper pages are also available in a fillable PDF format for those who prefer to fill information out on their computer.
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The Let Family Know® Keeper, guidebooks and other products are not a substitute for a will and should not be considered legal advice. This is intended for planning purposes and making wishes known. For a legally binding will, consult with an estate attorney or wills lawyer.