Life is made up of a Lot

Let's take a look at why it's important to have your life's info securely stored, and how you can gather it all into one tidy bundle




Image: Old man looking into mirror, reflection is a young manWhere do you keep all your important identification and licences? Do you have special traditions that you and/or your family take part in regularly? Are there any clubs or associations you support or are actively involved with? What about personal beliefs? These membership cards, IDs, personal preferences and beliefs all provide some important function to your life.


From day-to-day tasks (driver’s licence), holidays (passport), spiritual support (religion and personal beliefs) to those down-time activities or community involvement (clubs, memberships and associations), and achievements (military service or degrees).


Not many people in our lives understand all of the jigsaw pieces that make up the bigger picture of our lives, let alone know where all the pieces are!


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I've got your back!Why It’s Important To Organise And Share All This Stuff With Someone

Life is full of twists and turns. Planning and gathering together all these jigsaw pieces now will relieve a lot of stress later. Whether you’re recovering from surgery, involved in an accident, or embarking on the one adventure every human must eventually take into the great beyond. This info will come in handy for you in every day life, your family and loved ones. By organising and sharing the location of all these things you’re helping yourself to become more efficient,  engaged in your life and your family can easily take over if needed.


Key Identification

As we move through life it’s often inevitable that things get lost, misplaced, or forgotten. Here’s an overview of what types of identification you can add to your LifeLot account to help you keep it all in order.


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Above:Safely store all of your important identification
  • Birth Certificate
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Passport
  • Student ID
  • Work ID
  • Work Permit or Visa
  • Non NZ Drivers Licence
  • Marriage Licence
  • Decree Absolute



Read More: How to Protect Your Privacy and Identity Online


Clubs, Memberships & Associations

This could be a very long list! Here’s a few we've come up with to get you going. If there’s anything outside of your day-to-day job that you have a relationship with (one that might offer rewards or charge regular fees or dues) make sure you keep an updated list with their info. Should life take one of those twists or turns, chances are these groups will want to know, and can be a great support network for ourselves and our family.


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  • Gym
  • Returned Servicemen Association (RSA)
  • Cosmopolitan Club
  • Volunteer Group
  • Advocacy Group
  • Facebook Groups
  • Community Centre
  • Book Club
  • Sports Coach
  • Crafting Club



Hobbies and Memberships: Name of Club or Organization • Membership Info & Status (do you contribute financially?) • Contact Information  Mementos and Awards


Spirituality and Beliefs

While some people are open about their beliefs, others choose privacy, which makes organising and sharing this info worthwhile. With the internet making it so much easier to access information, there's been a surge in the number of people tracing their local ancestry. Chances are any children and grandchildren you have will want to know and understand this stuff when they get older.


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  • Religious or Spiritual Groups
  • Family ancestry and your heritage
  • Place of Worship
  • Spiritual Leader Name
  • Contact information
  • Traditions observed
  • Cultural Beliefs 
  • Political Views 
  • Belief Systems


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Degrees & Certificates

Where do you keep those degrees and certifications? Are they framed and hung loud and proud on your office wall? A lot of blood, sweat and tears (not to mention money) goes into getting a qualification, how about ensure its safety for good?


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  • Name of Institution of University
  • Years attended
  • Degree/Certification Earned
  • Location of Qualifications
  • Qualifications earned on-the-job
  • Update and create a Curriculum Vitae


Many of us have more than just the one course or workshop we've attended as part of on-the-job training. Safely store all of the qualification certificates in About Me.


Update your CV in a flash with the most recent credentials using our template system. CV coming soon!


Education Qualification: High School • University (Undergraduate) • University (Graduate) • Masters/PhD • Certification • Other


Military Service

If you have served in the military, it is important to record this information. Not only can this information improve the accuracy and timeliness of diagnoses, it could lead to better healthcare solutions for you and your family.


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In New Zealand we are lucky to have ongoing assistance for some Kiwis who have served in our military, right on though to the golden years. For more information head to our helpful links page.

  • Rank
  • Years Served
  • Location of Important Documents (discharge papers)
  • Location of Important Items (uniform, medals, weapons)


Service: Air Force • Army • Coast Guard • Marines • Military Police  • Navy


Love Pets!

When it comes to pet ownership, there are a number of proven health benefits for people, including physical, mental and emotional improvements, from enhancing social skills to decreasing a person's risk of heart attack. It's only fair that we return the favour and keep details of our pets close at hand should we need them.


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  • Birth dates
  • Names
  • Registration and microchip Numbers
  • Veterinarian  and boarding kennel information
  • Pet Insurance policies
  • Upcoming treatments
  • Care requirements should something happen to you


"The health benefits of owning a pet are numerous, from relieving stress, boosting heart and emotional health through to promoting social interaction with real people and keeping us present."


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A Glimpse Inside

There's a lot more to life these days and LifeLot acts as your very own personal database from which the information you gather and store can be retrieved quickly and presented to you in different ways. The information that is entered in About Me will feed into many important document templates that you can create, like a Will,  Enduring Power of Attorney or an Advance Care Plan.


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I've got your back!Why LifeLot is the solution

Often the only time you seem to think about your important documents is when you need them. And, often you can't find them because you either don't have an organised and centralised system for storing your important documents and/or the last time you needed them, you simply tossed it back into the sea of papers in your home office instead of putting it back where it belonged!

There is probably some other stuff that only sits in your head and your family would love to know. LifeLot ensures important information is passed through generations. In a medical emergency, a delegate will be able to securely access an Advance Care Plan or Will, and call upon other important documents when they're most needed.

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