In case you need to evacuate this hurricane season or prepare for any disaster, here is a list of documents you should bring with you. This checklist includes key financial documents such as tax returns, titles, deeds, insurance policies, and other essential items. Also, keep in mind the list also includes non-financial items such as resumes, licenses, transcripts and other items just in case you need to search for a job or transition to a new location. [Read more…]
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On August 29, 2005, who knew an evacuation order would be the last time I would see New Orleans as I knew it. A “hurricane trip” as I referred to it happened frequently, so why would this time be anything different? My “hurricane trips” would usually turn out to be short vacations and time off from work. So, to be honest, I actually looked forward to it! But this time would be different. Hurricane Katrina destroyed my home, my personal belongings and left me homeless. More importantly, I was now faced with many financial uncertainties. [Read more…]