Personal Emergency Record Keeping Software Overview
PERKS is an easy to use personal emergency recordkeeping software program. Click any of the links in this brief overview to see a screen sample and the type of information you can record.
Family Management Software
The software can be used to record vital information for more than one family or family member. Each family database is password protected.
The starting point for MERKS is the Family Facts Screen . Here you enter the name of each person in the family for whom you will be tracking information along with their personal identification. The data you enter on this screen and each subsequent screen will be linked to that individual. You switch between individuals by simply clicking on the row for the desired individual. As you change individuals, their database also changes so you will always be viewing their vital personal information. At the right of the screen you will see 14 radio buttons. A single click on a radio button with the mouse will open the selected screen.
The Family Management Software Banking Screen lets you add an unlimited number of financial accounts for every person and the facts regarding each account.
Credit Card Information
The Credit Cards Screen allows you to record complete information for each individual's credit cards. This is vital information if you or they experience credit card loss.
The Education Screen tracks an individual's complete education by year starting with kindergarten. The name and address of each school attended and any diplomas awarded can be listed.
Family Management Software provides an easy way to track all investments. The Investment Screen allows you to enter the name of the person or company managing the investment and/or investments and all information regarding the investment.
Personal Property Inventory
The Personal Property Screen enables you to develop an inventory of one's personal property. You can categorize the property, record pertinent information about the property and indicate where the property is located in the home.
Other Real Estate
The Other Real Estate Screen Allows you to record Acquisition Costs, Capital Improvements, Fixing Up Expenses and Selling Costs applicable to vacation and/or investment property.
At some point in time, you or a member of your family may be a survivor. If so, depending on the circumstances, there may be responsibilities to fulfill. The Survivor's Checklist will help one get started. As you navigate through the checklist using the mouse, specific instructions will appear at the bottom of the screen regarding the wishes of the deceased and responsibilities that need to be fulfilled. You can also Printout the checklist.
The Vehicle Screen allows you to list all vehicles, record vital identification information on each vehicle, create a record of the purchase, and maintain a complete service history.
The Warranties Screen provides an easy way to input vital warranty information on property you purchase.
The Will Screen provides quick and easy access to a copy of one's will and provides information as to where the original copy of the will is stored.
Family Management Software provides the ability to generate a report with each individual's vital information. See Family Fact Report. We suggest a copy of the report be sorted in a safe deposit box or some secure location away from the residence of the individual.