When Abby Schneiderman's brother was killed in a head-on collision by an impaired driver, her family was thrust into a position many families experience: they were shocked, heartbroken, and unsure what to do next. While her brother had made some financial arrangements, her family had no idea what he would have wanted and had to make all sorts of stressful (and expensive) decisions in an incredibly short amount of time.
Out of this tragedy came the focus of Everplans, a digital company that Abby co-founded with fellow tech entrepreneur Adam Seifer to help people of all ages organize their lives and legacy now—so that their loved ones won't have to later.
Drawing on the wealth of experience from Abby, Adam, and Gene Newman, here is a clearly designed and easy-to-follow program to help even the most disorganized reader take control of modern life's burgeoning mess of on- and off-line details. Breaking the job down into three levels, from the most urgent (granting access to passwords, outlining a financial blueprint) to the technical (creating a manual for the systems in your home, understanding legal documents) to the nostalgic (assembling a living memory complete with photos, recipes, and significant stories)), IN CASE YOU GET HIT BY A BUS takes the anxiety and stress out of putting your life in order and covers just about any contingency, helping you leave the best parting gift you could ever imagine.
About the Author
Abby Schneiderman is the co-founder and co-CEO of Everplans. Previously, she was principal at Tipping Point Partners, an NYC start-up incubator and was a co-founder of one of the first music social networks. She and her family live in New York City.
Adam Seifer, co-founder and co-CEO of Everplans, is a co-founder of other social media companies and an inventor on US Patent 6175831—"the social networking patent" now owned by LinkedIn. He lives in New York City.
Gene Newman, the editorial director of Everplans and one of its earliest employees, has spent the past twenty years serving as editor-in-chief/editorial director of Maxim.com, Hachette Filipacchi Digital, and other media and lifestyle properties. He lives in New York City.