International Travel Tip
If you’re planning to take advantage of some frequent flyer miles by taking your family on a trip to Europe, don’t forget to plan ahead for peace of mind with Life-Prints. Before you pack your bags and enjoy some pastry in France, take a few minutes to scan your important personal ID information, like your passport, driver’s license, credit cards, plane tickets, hotel reservations, etc. You can also enter your important contact information so it’s easily accessible during your trip.
Once you’ve stored all the important things you wouldn’t want to be caught without, you can upload it to one or more of Life-Prints’ personal Flash Memory Drives and you’re all set. You can enjoy the French Riviera without a care because whatever comes your way you’re ready.
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Your eighteen year old has just been accepted to the college of his or her choice and you are both ready to celebrate until you start thinking about the enormous task of getting prepared. There are a million things that need to be done – figuring out student loans or financial aid packages, meeting the roommate, shopping for the dorm room, opening bank accounts, buying a computer or other supplies. But there is one task that will be quick and painless – compiling all of their vital personal information.
Life-Prints makes it easy to gather and maintain things like their prescriptions, contact lens information, doctor’s name and number, insurance card, drivers license, birth certificate, bank account numbers, immunization records, medical history and much more. All of this will be available to you on your computer and to your student on the portable Flash Memory Drive. After you help them move into their dorm room, you’ll be able to return home knowing that both you and your student have everything readily available to help them manage their new independence, including emergencies. And you’ll be all set for that semester abroad program they are already planning for their junior year.
They’ve taken care of you since you were a baby but now the tables are starting to turn and you need to help take care of them. As an adult it is hard to think of your parents as needing your help and for your parents it can be difficult to accept it. Whether it’s just a matter of taking them to doctor’s visits and maybe helping them get their important information in order or if it’s more serious and you need to start thinking about new living arrangements for them either in your home or in an assisted living facility, Life-Prints can help both you and your parents maintain a sense of control.
Preparing for doctor’s visits can be as easy as a click of a button by printing out their medical information that you’ve already stored in Life-Prints. You and your parent can use this to make sure you remember to tell their doctor everything that is relevant to their medical history as well as to ask the questions you want answered. Safely storing all of their important documents such as their mortgage information, insurance policies, vehicle titles and financial data in one place will help both of you feel prepared for the day when they can no longer live in their own home. And once you’ve done that you can both get back to doing the thing you really want – spending time with each other and living life to the fullest.
Getting your paper documents into your Life-Prints® software without a scanner is easy – all you need is a digital camera. If you have a document that you want to store in Life-Prints, simply place your document in a well lit area (be careful not to cast a shadow on your document) and use the zoom to frame the document closely in your view finder. You don't need to save the file at the highest setting, but not at the lowest either. Once you have the document framed, snap away! With your camera in hand, you can get all of your important documents into Life-Prints® in a snap (sorry, we couldn't resist!). While you're at it, you may as well get a few shots of those priceless heirlooms from grandmother and your expensive jewels too.
While you're traveling, you can have the peace of mind to know that you can take a digitalsecure image of your credit cards with you in case of loss or theft. A digital image of both front and back of your cards will give you quick (secure passwrd encryption protected) access to all the important information to notify your credit card company reducing the risk exposure to unauthorized or fraudulent purchases. Securely atoring your credit card and other information in Life-Prints® can help you have peace of mind when you travel, knowing you're prepared.
You hear this advice all the time – make sure you have all of your important documents in a safe place and compile a complete list of all your financial accounts and serial numbers of appliances and electronics in case of fire or theft. Whether you’re feeling guilty because you haven’t heeded that advice or you just need that vehicle title but you can’t remember where you put it, Life-Prints can take the guess work out and put safety in. Take an hour or two to gather and scan all of your important documents into Life-Prints, including Insurance Policies, Wills, Vehicle Titles, Passports, Property Titles and Deeds, Estate Planning records, Stock Certificates and much more. Now that you’ve got all of that saved in Life-Prints, the next time you need it you can access it within a matter of seconds. And you can store the originals in a safe-deposit box or other safe remote location to guard against fire or theft.
Every time you and your spouse are getting ready to go out it’s the same thing. You’re searching for pen and paper to write down all of the information you want the sitter to have or you when you’re really pressed for time you might just reel off details as you walk out the door. The whole time you are away you have that nagging feeling that you forgot to tell the sitter something. Well not anymore. You can use your Life-Prints software to gather each child’s special details (allergies, food likes/dislikes, bedtimes, television options) as well as your contact information, doctor’s information and other emergency contacts. You can update it as often as you like and print out several copies to have on hand the next time you’re planning to go out. The sitter will be all set and you can enjoy a night (or day) out on the town.
Whether you have one child or six, you know it starts the minute they are born – doctor’s visits, immunization shots, growth charts statistics, etc. It can be overwhelming trying to make sure you’ve kept track of which shots your child has received or who had chicken pox and who didn’t. Whether it’s for daycare, pre-school, school, summer camps or sports teams, they all want an up-to-date medical history and immunization record for your child.
Rather than struggling to remember this each time and just hoping you got it right, create your child’s medical profile in Life-Prints, scan their current immunization record, make a quick update after each doctor’s visit and your good to go the next time you need the information. You can just click and print their profile and now you know Susie’s last tetanus shot was a year ago, Will hasn’t had an ear infection since he was three and Jane’s current allergy medicine is Zyrtec. And don’t forget to upload your information to a Life-Prints’ Flash Memory Drive to take with you on vacation. No one wants to be sick on vacation but worse than that is not having access to the information you need for the doctor at your travel destination. Life-Prints keeps you prepared in all cases.
Anyone who has moved even once knows it can be a pain and it requires a lot of organization to make sure nothing gets lost in the shuffle. There are two sets of almost everything, one for the old residence and one for the new. Things like insurance policies, mortgages, rental agreements, deeds, appraisals, surveys, inspections, etc. There is always that uneasy feeling on moving day that you hope nothing gets lost and knowing that you won’t be able to find anything until you unpack. Instead of getting bogged down in the paperwork or worrying about finding things when you get settled, use Life-Prints to simplify the task by scanning copies of all the move related documents. Now all you have to worry about unpacking is your computer and you know you’ve got access to everything.
And don’t forget to use Life-Prints to help you keep track of all those important contacts during a move – your attorney and real estate agent, your mortgage broker, the power and gas companies, the telephone and cable providers, the Water department, etc. The day of the move, you’ve got all of those contacts in your hand just in case the water isn’t on or the movers are running behind. You won’t be scrambling, you’ll be in control.
At some point in every adult’s life, they start thinking about the life they want to live after they stop working. For some it might be relaxing at a seaside villa, for others maybe adventure hiking in the Himalayas. No matter what your retirement dream is, it’s never too early to start planning to ensure you get to that dream. So you think, I’ll just go see a Financial Advisor and they’ll take care of everything. That’s all well and good except the first thing they will ask you is what assets do you have now. If you’re like most people, you’ve got that information filed somewhere in your house but you’ve never taken the time to organize or compile it into one complete location. Life-Prints can make that easy and it can ensure the safety of your information. Scanning copies of your 401K account information, pension information, savings and investment accounts can help you give your Financial Advisor an accurate picture of where you are today so you can get to your dreams for tomorrow.
Every day parents balance the need to protect their children with the desire to help them grow into independent adults. Listening to the news or reading the statistics on child abductions can cause any parent to be frightened into not letting their children leave the house. But that’s not a practical way to live and it won’t help your children learn to protect themselves. Instead you can take control by creating a family plan of action for disasters and emergencies and Life-Prints makes it easy. You can scan up to six digital photos of family members into the Personal Safety section of Life-Prints. The pictures can be updated as often as you like and they can even be made into an ID Card for each family member that includes key characteristics such as height, weight, eye and hair color. You can also get digital fingerprints through Life-Prints which can be invaluable to Law Enforcement in the event a family member is lost or missing.
Don’t let the few bad apples stop you and your family from enjoying life. With Life-Prints you can be assured you are fully prepared for any emergency even when you are traveling. By simply taken the Memory Flash Drive on your trip, you are fully prepared. In the event of an emergency, your family member’s key identification information can be immediately transmitted to Law Enforcement so that the search for them begins immediately.