Audiobook Review: In Case You Get Hit by a Bus by Abby Schneiderman and Adam Seifer with Gene Newman

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.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free audio copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

In Case You Get Hit by a Bus contains a wealth of information about preparing for your death. No matter what your age, it’s an important resource to get your life in order so that you can ease the burden of your loved ones when you’re gone.

There was a lot of helpful information on getting prepared and I learned a lot. There are so many things you don’t think of when taking on such a monumental task. And there are the little things that are mentioned that are just as helpful. For example, be sure to update important contacts you’ve listed if they die before you.

I like audiobooks but in this case, I was quickly overwhelmed as I listened to this book. I took a lot of notes so it’s not an audiobook to listen to in your car or while working out. It would be very helpful to have In Case You Get Hit by a Bus in the form of a workbook with lists included that could be filled out or copied.

This is definitely a book that everyone should use as a resource when planning for their death, sudden or not.

About the Authors

Abby Schneiderman is an entrepreneur, innovator and visionary leader with a passion for finding ways to use technology to make people’s lives better. Together with Adam Seifer, she is currently the co-founder and co-CEO of Everplans.com, a life and legacy planning company dedicated to transforming the way people think ahead and get their families organized. Everplans is offered by hundreds of financial services companies, insurance providers, and employers across the country.

As an industry expert in the areas of digital estate planning,technology and consumerism, Abby has been featured in numerous publications including the NYT, WSJ, Bloomberg, CNBC, and the Huffington Post. Abby was recently named to Fast Company’s list of the most creative people in business in 2016 (https://www.fastcompany.com/most-creative-people/2016).

Abby lives with her husband and two little girls in NYC. Abby is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
For more information, visit http://www.everplans.com.

Adam Seifer is a repeat entrepreneur, innovator and product leader with a passion for helping people use their real world networks to enable them to connect and collaborate better digitally. Together with Abby Schneiderman, he is the co-founder and co-CEO of Everplans.com, a life and legacy planning company dedicated to transforming the way people think ahead and get their families organized. Everplans is offered by hundreds of financial services companies, insurance providers, and employers across the country.

Adam has helped to create multiple huge online communities and networks and is an inventor on “the social networking patent” now owned by LinkedIn.

Adam lives in NYC with his family and graduated from Brown University.

For more information, visit http://www.everplans.com.

Gene Newman serves as Everplans’ Editorial & Education Director and has spent the past 25+ years as a writer, editor, digital producer, and content leader for media various outlets including Maxim, Hachette Filipacchi Digital, and Thrillist. He lives in New York City.

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