Weekly Shout Outs: Emergency Preparedness Edition

Weekly Shout Outs: Emergency Preparedness EditionAs much of the East Coast recovers from Hurricane Sandy, it’s a good time to think about what we can all do to make sure we’re ready for future emergencies. If you haven’t been affected by the storm, now’s a great time to take stock of your future emergency plans. We’re sharing what we think are the best articles from the past week to help – plus a link for those who want to donate to those still working to rebuild their lives.

Top Ten Things We Can Learn from Hurricane Sandy (Lifehacker)
In the aftermath of this storm, it’s important that we take stock of our emergency plans. Do you know what to do about food, lost data, power outages, and more? Lifehacker lists everything you need to know to make sure you’re ready for anything.

Emergency Disaster Planning – Take Ten Minutes for Those Twenty (Operation Hope)
It takes only a few minutes to get your paperwork and emergency supplies in order – and that few minutes could save you a lot of trouble later. Operation Hope helps you figure out what you need to have in order in case of emergency.

Hurricane Sandy: The Money Papers You Need in Your Go Bag (Credit.com)
It’s always a good idea to have all of your important money papers in a safe place. Credit.com lists the papers you should have in a bag ready to go in case you ever need to evacuate your home.

Preparing for an Emergency (Couple Money)
Do you know what supplies you would need at home should disaster strike? Couple Money lists the basic necessities you should have in stock in case you lose power.

Aftermath of Sandy: Check Your Insurance Coverage Before the Storm (Consumerism Commentary)
It’s easy to forget about what insurance coverage we have and what’s excluded from it. Now’s a great time to evaluate your coverage and consider if you need more. And if a storm is predicted to hit your hometown, check that coverage before it does.

Hurricane Sandy: 5 Steps to Filing an Insurance Claim (Farnoosh)
If you have been affected by the storm, Farnoosh talks about the steps you need to go through to file an insurance claim. She outlines these steps to help with what can be a long and complicated process.

Hurricane Sandy: Help Those in Need (American Red Cross)
If you haven’t been affected by the storm and want to help those who were, click here for a link to make a donation through the American Red Cross. Every little bit goes a long way!

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As always, we’d like to give a shout out to some great bloggers that have featured our work recently:

Careful Cents
Money Counselor
Money Smart Guides
Money Smart Life
PT Money

Plus, we’ve got a brand new guest post on Credit.com which tells you all about how to ease the burden of student loan debt.

Our hearts go out to those who are still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Please take a minute to make sure that you’re prepared should an emergency strike where you live.

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