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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Top 5 Read Blogs From SafelyFiled In 2014

We posted an average of two blogs a month in 2014 and plan to share more with you in 2015. SafelyFiled is excited to continue helping individuals, families and businesses solve the problem of $41 billion of unclaimed assets. We provide safe, effective and simple tools for organizing and accessing digital assets in the cloud. 

With spring break vacations and tax season approaching, and care for aging parents always a concern, we have compiled a list of our five most-read and related blogs from 2014.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Two Steps Everyone Should Take

With $41 Billion of unclaimed assets currently in the United States,  and that number growing each year, it's obvious that many Americans are either dying without plans in place for their assets or their plans cannot be found by those left behind.


We know that thinking of death, much less planning for it, is not pleasant.  That is why it's estimated that more than 51% of Americans don't have wills or estate plans. But let's face it, we're all going to die.  And while your problems may end there, your loved ones will have some cleaning up to do after you're gone.  If you've ever had to close out the estate of a loved one, you know first-hand how painful it can be.  And if there was no documentation or plan for you to execute, then you know the feeling of, "Why couldn't he (or she) have taken a few minutes to give me some direction?"  But if you take two simple steps now, you can make this whole subject much easier for your loved ones.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Estate Planning - A Tough Sell

It's extremely hard to sell services that make people think of death.  That's why it's tough to sell estate planning services.

It's the 21st century and many things have changed. But one thing that has not changed is death.  The death rate for humanity is 100% and will likely remain that percentage for the foreseeable future. Yet, although people should be knocking down the doors of professionals who can help them plan for their asset distribution when they die, the opposite is true.  Legalzoom.com states that approximately 55% of Americans don't have a will or an estate plan. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Calling all Pet Lovers!

We love families here at SafelyFiled. It is out of our love for families that we created SafelyFiled and SafelyMD.  It's not pleasant thinking of our mortality but we do need to be proactive about gathering, storing and sharing our important records and final wishes.


But there are members of the family that we've not taken into consideration to this point and have been encouraged to do so by our friends and families.  The family pets!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Time Capsules and Back to the Future

Over 200 years ago, Paul Revere and Samuel Adams buried a time capsule in Boston which contained five folded newspapers, a Massachusetts commonwealth seal, a title page from Massachusetts colony records and at least 24 coins. 


This time capsule was originally discovered in 1855 in a cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House while repairs were being done.  But it was left there and only recently opened and contents carefully gone through.

Do you wonder what Paul and Sam were thinking when they put the contents in that time capsule? Could they have even begun to imagine what technology would be in America today?