Contingency Plans for Your Personal Life & Business

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Give loved ones, your business partner, and yourself peace of mind. Thoughtful planning makes a measurable difference in everyone’s future.

For Individuals

Prepare your second-in-command by creating your Contingency Plan, empowering them to act on your behalf in an emergency.

For Entrepreneurs

Ensure that your business partner or second-in-command has the expertise to keep your business running smoothly in your absence.

Don't wait to create a contingency plan in the middle of a storm.

When someone is on heavy-duty medication, uncommunicative, or fighting for their life, it is not the best time to strategize. There's no time to grieve the loss of a loved one when they have to step into a mess and face a steep learning curve at a deeply emotional time.

As the primary financial manager for your home or business, you value having and providing loved ones, peace of mind. 

You want to create a contingency plan, but it's a lower priority when you feel you're in good health and active. So you put it off to someday; one day when you'll have time.

Unfortunately, life events do happen to the best of us when we least expect it — I've lived it, and see it time and time again. Truth is it's more a matter of when than if. And when the unexpected happens, it will require all of your energy and attention.

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Now is the best time to create your contingency plan.

With a well thought out contingency plan, you equip your second-in-command to keep the business of life running smoothly in your absence.

You provide them the tools to make insightful decisions, which allows them space to attend to their emotional health.

  • Centralize all of your critical information such as accounts, passwords, birth certificates, legal documents, and key contacts.
  • Have meaningful life talks with those you care most about — to say the things you may never have said — because time is on your side now.
  • Reduce stress and allow the people close to you to face challenging times with confidence.

The people who depend on you will be grateful for your forethought, easing a naturally stressful time.

When your appointee has neither the experience navigating business processes nor a reliable roadmap, you risk losing or leaving money on the table to which you are entitled. 

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When your appointee has neither the experience navigating business processes nor a reliable roadmap, you risk losing or leaving money on the table to which you are entitled. Add in emotional stress, and managing a mountain of details, quickly becomes a hill too high to climb on your own.


I have helped people ages 35 to 85 across the country create contingency plans for their personal life and their business. They rest secure in times of adversity, knowing that they have a solid contingency strategy in place. 

  • A Fast & Efficient Process: My know-how enables you to accelerate the timeline to complete your plan and benefit from my time-tested methodology,
  • Ensure Nothing is Missed: Leverage my experience, so you don't risk overlooking essential components and ensure you've included all the critical pieces.
  • Don't leave money on the table /Maximize Your Benefits: You have worked hard to get where you are. The process ensures that your appointees can become knowledgeable about your investments and benefits, reducing the risk that they will lose or leave money on the table to which you're entitled.
  • Accountability & Knowledgeable Guidance: This project is a collaboration. I'm with you throughout the journey as your guide, coach, and accountability partner. I am available to answer your questions when we meet or between meetings. 
  • Individualized Approach: Packages designed to work for your unique circumstances. Together we'll decide the level of support and coaching that works best for you.

"When I created a Contingency Plan with NPC, that's when I realized that a former employee was still an authorized signer on my business bank account."

The NPC 30 Day process moves you from no plan to ready for anything. 

  • 1. Consult & Assess

    An initial consult by Zoom video to assess your situation and determine which service package is the best fit for you.

  • 2. Audit & Inventory

    Create an inventory of your benefits, financial information and processes, passwords, essential personal documents, and more.

  • 3. Identify Gaps

    Create your action plan by assessing what's missing, such as legal documents, how accounts are registered, insurance policies, authorized account managers, and more.

  • 4. Appoint Proxy

    Define crucial conversations that need to take place, and with whom. Identify and appoint your second-in-command.

  • 5. Review & Train

    Review your plan with your second-in-command to train them to act on your behalf.​ 

Contingency Planning Options & Pricing

For Personal & Business Online Group Intensive

What's Included
  • 30-Day Process - next session starts in 2021
  • Weekly group video calls (up to 4) over Zoom + homework. 
  • Materials are shipped to you: Personal Contingency Binder, Password Book.

Ideal fit if you:
  • are self-motivated and want to create your contingency plan with minimal coaching
  • are the primary person managing the finances, investments, and legal documents
  • have time to complete your weekly assignments
  • enjoy a group learning experience
  • have strong technology skills: online file management, email, online accounts, Word, PDFs, online calendar

Investment: $997

For Personal & Business One-on-One Consulting

What's Included
  • 30-Day process
  • One-on-one virtual meetings and homework
  • Materials are shipped to you: Personal Contingency Plan Binder and Password Book

Ideal fit if you:
  • want personal assistance with your unique situation (e.g., help finding reputable legal services, financial planners, insurance brokers).
  • have a high net worth and want to develop relationships with professionals who will be a good fit for your family and beneficiaries. 
  • require a moderately or extensively customized plan.
  • are committed to minimizing the struggle for your loved ones.

Investment: 
  • Do-It-Yourself + Coaching: $1,597
  • One-On-One Consulting for one plan (one financial manager in the household  and business) starts at $2,997
  • One-On-One Consulting for dual plans (e.g., a couple with separate finances and businesses) starts at $3,997

For Business Continuance One-on-One Consulting

What's Included
  • A 30-60-90 day brainstorming exercise evaluating how the business would operate and who is authorized to act in your absence, including the next steps and decision points. 
  • A 30-60-90 day playbook to guide your business partner and employees in your absence.
  • An inventory of documented Business Owner - Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Your plan is created in 14 to 30-days, depending on the complexity.
  • Weekly one-on-one meetings.
  • I help you prepare for legal, financial, accounting, and insurance meetings and attend with you if needed.

This is an add-on consultation conducted after completing your Personal Contingency Plan(s). 

Ideal fit if you:
  • currently have no procedures in place for how your business should operate in your absence
  • have a business partner, and you each have your specific areas of focus (silos)
  • have unfinished legal and financial documents required for others to do business on your behalf
  • care about minimizing the struggle for your business partners and employees

*NPC does not consult on disaster planning related to loss of location or staff. 


Investment: 
  • Investment is in addition to the One or Dual Household Plan, for one business, starting at $997
Implementing the Personal Contigency Plan

With an NPC Personal Contingency Plan in place, 90% of the implementation can be accomplished within 60 days after death.  A plan that's been kept current empowers beneficiaries to implement on their own. But, executing on your own is not for everyone.

NPC can help.

Ideal fit if you:

  • have an NPC Contingency Plan and want support implementing it
  • want to ensure you get the maximum return and reimbursements from corporate benefits
  • need to create a budget and spending forecast to inform investment decision making with your financial planner
  • want help managing, tracking and expediting account transfers
  • want administrative assistance to schedule calls with professionals, manage paperwork, forms, and measure progress
Investment: On a case by case basis.

There's never been a better time to make a plan. Book a call to find out how I can best help you.

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To book a time with me:

  • First choose a day and time for your consult.
  • You will then receive the details for our call by email. If you don't see it in your inbox try searching for "Mary Beth Simon".
  • If we feel we're a good fit, we'll define what success looks like for you and create a road map for how we'll move forward, together.

Book your complimentary consult or service using my calendar here...