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In Case You Get Hit by a Bus: How to Organize Your Life Now for When You're Not Around Later

In Case You Get Hit By A Bus

In Case You Get Hit By A Bus: How To Organize Your Life Now For When You're Not Around Later

The odds of getting hit by a bus are 495,000 to 1.

But the odds that you're going to die some day of something? Exactly.

This book prepares you for the unexpected.

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This book will help even the most disorganized among us can take control of our on- and off-line details so our loved ones won't have to scramble later. Breaking the task down into three levels, from the most urgent (like granting access to passwords), to the technical (creating a manual for the systems in your home), to the nostalgic (assembling a living memory), this clear, step-by-step program not only removes the anxiety and stress from getting your life in order, it's actually liberating.

This Book Leaves No Planning Stone Unturned

The Stuff
You Have

  • A system for managing all your passwords and secret codes
  • Money and assets (and bills and debts) organized
  • An instruction manual for your home and vehicles

The Things
You Need

  • A complete understanding of all the necessary legal documents -- Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts
  • How to creative medical directives and easily keep track of your health




  • A plan for meaingful photos, recipes, and family heirlooms
  • A record of your personal history, interests, beliefs, and life lessons
  • How to write legacy letters and film legacy videos

The Final



  • Plan and pre-pay for your own funeral (if you're up for it)
  • Templates to write your own obitutary (it's not as scary as you think)
  • Ways to talk to your family about difficult topics

About The Authors

Abby Schneiderman

Everplans' cofounder and co-CEO, Abby is an  industry expert in the areas of digital estate planning, technology, and consumerism and has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and CNBC.


Adam Seifer

Everplans' cofounder and co-CEO, Adam has helped create multiple huge online communities and networks and is an inventor on “the social networking patent” (US patent 6175831 ) now owned by LinkedIn.


Gene Newman

Everplans’ editorial and education director, Gene has spent his career as a writer, editor, and content leader for various high profile media outlets.

Throughout the book we mention links to additional planning resources. See them all here.