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ABOUT FUTURE FILE®
What is the Future File® system?

The Future File® system is the most comprehensive, easy to use system to help you organize your wishes and key information and provide your loved ones a roadmap on what to do should you become incapacitated or pass away. It is available in a hard copy workbook set or in a Windows-based desktop software version that resides on your computer.

What benefits do I receive from using Future File?

The Future File system was designed to help you to help your loved ones in their greatest time of need. It’s the last and most important gift that you can leave behind.

Below are just some of the many benefits that the Future File system provides for you and your loved ones that help you to gain peace of mind, while you save them future stress, time and money.

  • Assisting with financial planning for end-of life preparation
  • Providing access to important documents and information
  • Clarifying of wishes to ease decision making
  • Providing critical information to take care of affairs
  • Providing guidance on what to do in the time of need
  • Offering additional support

You can find more detailed information about these benefits on our “Benefits” page.

Who should purchase a Future File?

We suggest that everyone over the age of 18 has a Future File filled out for them, but especially if you or your loved ones are over age 30 and/or have children, you must have a Future File system to help those you may leave behind or who will care for you and your affairs in the case of medical issues or end-of-life scenarios.

You may choose to purchase Future File systems for yourself (to give your loved ones peace of mind and assistance) or for your loved ones (so you know what to do if something happens to them).

PURCHASING
How do I purchase a Future File system?

If you are ready to get the most comprehensive yet easy-to-use system to help your loved ones lessen their burdens, save time and save money when the unthinkable yet inevitable happens, visit our shopping cart, where you can purchase a hard copy of the system, the software version of the system and more.

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Can I buy more software licenses or hard copy systems for my family and friends?

Yes! Due to the individual nature of specific information, including medical records and individual accounts, we recommend that each individual have their own personal Future File system filled out on their behalf. We often offer discounts for multiple purchases made at the same time.

To purchase additional licenses for your family and friends, visit our Store

Once you complete your purchase, you will be sent different activation license codes for each Future File license that you purchase in an email. Each system should be registered according to the person that you are giving it to/filling it out on behalf of.

Do you offer corporate discounts?

Yes, we offer both bulk purchase discounts and co-branding opportunities for corporate and other partners. For such corporate and bulk purchasing inquiries, please use the following contact form HERE. Please include detailed information regarding the nature and scope of your inquiry.

Do you offer co-branded or private label products?

Yes, we partner with a wide array of organizations to co-brand products for your customers and audiences. For such inquiries, please use the following contact form HERE. Please include detailed information regarding the nature and scope of your inquiry.

Do you have any other products?

You can see our current offerings and products in the Future File store.

CREATOR
Who created the Future File system?

Future File was created by billion-dollar dealmaker, entrepreneur, bestselling author and multi-media personality Carol Roth. Carol based the product off of a prototype that her own father created for her and her sister before his incapacitation and eventual passing. You can find more detailed information on Carol HERE or visit her website at www.carolroth.com.

PRESS
I am a member of the press. Who should I contact?

If you are a member of the press and have an inquiry, please use the following contact form HERE. Please include detailed information regarding what type of media outlet you are contacting on behalf of and the nature of your inquiry.

PARTNERSHIPS
I have a business development or partnership question. Who should I contact?

For business development or partnership inquiries, please use the following contact HERE. Please include detailed information regarding the nature of your inquiry.

Do you offer co-branded or private label products?

Yes, we partner with a wide array of organizations to co-brand products for your customers and audiences. For such inquiries, please use the following contact form HERE. Please include detailed information regarding the nature and scope of your inquiry.

Do you offer corporate discounts?

Yes, we offer both bulk purchase discounts and co-branding opportunities for corporate and other partners. For such corporate and bulk purchasing inquiries, please use the following contact form HERE. Please include detailed information regarding the nature and scope of your inquiry.

USING FUTURE FILE
How do I get started with the Future File system?

If you have purchased the hard copy of the Future File system, simply read the Instructions Letter than comes with the system. Then, open your book marked “Instructions Manual” and follow the prompts. When prompted, you can fill out the information requested in your “Guidebook” and file requested documents in your filing folder.

If you have purchased the Future File system software, use the email we sent you to download the software to your Windows-based computer. There is a code in the email required to unlock the software and register it to the user. Follow the software prompts from there, including reviewing the built in tutorial that will open after installation and registration.

How often should I update the Future File?

You should update your Future File whenever any relevant information changes (you updated a password, got a new account, changed jobs, bought an insurance policy, etc.).

Also, we recommend updating the file two-times-per-year with recent statements and information. You can do this on the spring ahead/fall back daylight savings time days, your birthday and half-birthday or two other dates throughout the year to make sure that the file is up-to-date for your loved ones. It defeats the purpose of the Future File if your loved ones have out of date information.

How do I update the Future File?

You can update your information in a variety of ways.

For the hard copy Guidebook, you can cross out and re-write items, you can staple additional pages to the original page or you can go HERE to purchase a booster pack of replacement pages and include them in your Future File Guidebook.

Additionally, for the Future File software system, you can enter in the updated information on the appropriate page or pages, print those new pages separately and replace them in your print out of the Guidebook (or save a new PDF version if preferred).

Can I leave a copy of the information on my computer or in the cloud?

Your Future File filing system with the Future File Guidebook for your loved ones will contain very sensitive information about you and access to most of your confidential financial and other important life documents.

Therefore, you want to make sure to keep all of the information within (or any information that it leads to, such as access to a safe or safe deposit box) controlled and secure. There are extra risks associated with storing your information on a computer or in the Cloud, so while we advise against this, if you do decide keep information stored in this manner, take extra precaution to keep your information secure.

How can I access my information remotely?

For safety and security reasons, we do not store any of your sensitive information on our servers. If you are having trouble and require assistance, go HERE.

Software- What system requirements do I need?

Future File software is compatible with the following Windows-based systems: Microsoft Windows 7 or higher. You also need an internet connection solely to register software.

Software- How do I use the software?

If you have purchased the Future File system software, use the email we sent you to download the software to your Windows-based computer. There is a code in the email required to unlock the software and register it to the user.

Follow the software prompts from there, including reviewing the built in tutorial that will open after installation and registration. You can also access the tutorial at any time from the Help menu for a refresher.

Generally speaking, the top window pane of the software has instructions and the bottom window pane is where you enter your information.

You press the buttons on the bottom to move forward and mark items as complete when you are done with them.

When you have finished entering the information, you print out the information through the “PRINT” menu. This becomes your Guidebook to leave behind for your loved ones, with information you have gathered via the instruction prompts along the way. You can print a physical copy or make a PDF copy if you prefer (please see the security issues with PDFs above).

Software- How do I register my Future File Software?

Once you purchase your Future File system software, you will be sent an email with an activation/license code. This will allow you to download and install Future File on your preferred device.

Once you have downloaded the software, you will be guided through the registration process via a series of screens within the Future File software program. Please note that you will need that activation/license code that you were emailed and will need to be connected to the internet in order to submit your registration. This does not expose any of the data in your software to the internet; you will only be sending out this registration information.

If you have purchased a hard copy version of the Future File and would like to register that, please go HERE.

SECURITY
Is my information secure?

Generally speaking, yes. If you are using the hard copy version of the Future File, your information will remain offline, free from security issues that arise from using the internet, such as potential hackers.

If you are using the software version of the Future File, this software is downloadable to your device of choice, so that you are not exposing your information online. All information will reside securely on your own device.

That being said, for whichever version you are using, it is imperative that you keep the location of your completed Future File system secure at all times. It will contain all of your personal and financial information, so you don’t want a sloppy family member to lose the information or have it fall into the hands of someone who can use it to drain your bank account and steal your identity.


If you choose to store elements online, you must keep those secure as well.


For the software version, you should keep your password and answers to your security questions safe. You do have the opportunity to clear all data from the software version, once you have completed the system and printed a copy.

Please see our Legal Disclaimers page in either version of the Future File system for important notes about security and our disclaimers of liability.

TECHNICAL
How do I install my Future File software

Once you purchase your Future File system software, you will be sent an email with an activation/license code. This will allow you to download and install Future File on your preferred device.

Once you have downloaded the software, you will be guided through the registration process via a series of screens within the Future File software program. Please note that you will need that activation/license code that you were emailed and will need to be connected to the internet in order to submit your registration. This does not expose any of the data in your software to the internet; you will only be sending out this registration information.

Make sure that you are using a device and browser that is compatible with the software. Future File software is compatible with the following Windows-based systems: Microsoft Windows 7 or higher. You also need an internet connection solely to register software.

How do I update my Future File?

You can update your information in a variety of ways.

For the hard copy Guidebook, you can cross out and re-write items, you can staple additional pages to the original page or you can go HERE to purchase a booster pack of replacement pages and include them in your Future File Guidebook.

Additionally, for the Future File software system, you can enter in the updated information on the appropriate page or pages, print those new pages separately and replace them in your print out of the Guidebook (or save a new PDF version if preferred).

I am moving to a new computer. How can I move my software?
Printing- Can I print just one page?

Yes. In the software, you can print one Guidebook page, if for example, you need to update one particular page.

To do this, go to the software page that you would like to print and simply click on “Print Current Page”. When the preview pops up, click on the print icon at the top left and select your desired printer settings.

To print an Instructions page for reference, go to the Instructions page within the software that you would like to print and click on “Print Current Page Instructions”. When the preview pops up, click on the print icon at the top left and select your desired printer settings.

You can also purchase Future File booster packs for your Guidebook printouts HERE.

Printing- How do I print the Future File Guidebook for my loved ones?

Once you have finished entering in your information into the software program, you will print out a Guidebook to leave behind for loved ones in case of an emergency or passing.

To do this, simply click on “Print Full Document” within the software’s “Print” section and from there, you will see a preview of the document. Click on the print icon towards the top right of the screen and use your printer settings as desired to print, as you would any document. Please note that this may take a few minutes to tee up.

Remember to file this document for your loved ones in the filing folder that you are using to store your other Future File system information or in another secure location, making sure to let your loved ones know how to access that location.

Your Future File Guidebook document can also be saved into a pdf format, if you’d prefer to have an electronic copy of your completed Future File saved to your computer, rather than or in addition to a hard copy print-out.

To do this, simply click on “Save as PDF File” from the “Print” section of your software and save a copy to the location on your computer or online where you would like for it to be stored.

Please remember that if you choose to store a copy on your computer or online in a “cloud” storage system, your document may not be secure, so take extra steps to protect it as it contains personal, sensitive information.

Passwords- I forgot my password. What should I do?

The Future File software is password protected to provide extra security for your sensitive personal information.

If you have forgotten your password, click on the “Reset Password” button within your software and type the answers to your security questions exactly as you had written them when you set up your Future File. It will not allow you to reset your password if these are incorrect. Then, click on the “Continue” button to reset your password.

If you cannot remember the answers to your security questions or your password, you will be locked out of your Future File software with no option for reset, so please keep your password and answers to the security questions somewhere secure, but where you can find them.

If you require further assistance, please contact Customer Service HERE.

How do I contact customer service?

If you have read through all of the FAQs listed here and still do not see an answer to your question, please contact customer service HERE. Please include detailed information regarding the nature of your customer service issue. The more details that you can provide, the more efficiently and accurately they will be able to help.

My software isn’t working. What should I do?

Future File software is compatible with the following Windows-based systems: Microsoft Windows 7 or higher. You also need an internet connection solely to register software.

What filing folders do you recommend?

You can purchase your Future File system with our recommended filing folder or click HERE for a selection of brands. But, no matter what kind of folder you end up using, we recommend that you use an accordion or similar style folder with at least four sections, so that you can properly file your documents and Guidebook for your loved ones.

RESOURCES
Do you have any recommendations with regards to Funeral Directors, Lawyers, Insurance or other service providers?

To find a list of affiliate partners and other resources, please visit our Resources page HERE.

OTHER
Affiliates- I love your software and want to tell friends and earn a commission- how do I become an affiliate?

We’d love for you to help spread the word and be able to help yourself while helping others. To become an affiliate, please contact HERE.

Do you accept feedback regarding the Future File system (i.e., I had a wonderful experience and would like to provide a testimonial, I have a suggestion for improvement, etc.)?

We would love to hear from you! If you have used the Future File system and would like to send comments or testimonials, please contact us HERE.

If you have suggestions regarding items that you would like see included in future editions of The Future File system or other feedback, please send your thoughts HERE.

*Please note that any information you submit will become the property of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC and its affiliates to use in any way it sees fit and you will not receive compensation for your submissions.