Are your documents and passwords safe and prepared for the unknown?

Do you wish you could have peace of mind knowing that all your documents, bank accounts and credit cards were safely stored in a digital form?

Do you have secure passwords AND emergency contacts identified to access them in case of the unknown?

I call this having a Digital Disaster Plan.

Read on to find out more…

Do you ever worry that...

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YOUR IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS WILL GET LOST?

It often happens in the chaos of sudden sickness and disability.

YOU WON'T KNOW WHAT CARDS TO CANCEL IF YOU LOSE YOUR WALLET?

Today, you only have minutes to cancel your cards.

YOUR ASSETS WILL BE LOST OR UNDISCOVERED?

$80 Billion of assets remain unclaimed in the US alone.

YOU ARE VULNERABLE TO HACKING OR THEFT DUE TO WEAK PASSWORDS?

Are you really safe, or do you just think you are?

YOU HAVE NO WAY TO UNLOCK YOUR PARTNER'S DEVICES IN AN EMERGENCY?

Losing precious photos and other information is devastating.

YOU ARE UNPREPARED FOR A DISASTER?

No one expects a fire, tornado, earthquake, or having to leave everything behind.

(If the answer to any of these is yes -- you're in the right place.)

Imagine instead that you feel...

  • Relieved that your passwords are stored safely in one place. No more password resets, thinking up passwords, or remembering them!
  • Confident that your credit cards and documents are stored in a secure "digital lockbox." For you -- AND your loved ones!
  • Calm, knowing that you have a plan for emergencies in place, AND have identified those who can access your "digital lockbox" when they need it.
  • Assured that your passwords are unhackable and your assets and info are safe!

Digital Disaster Planning is...

...planning for the future using a Password Manager.

...stopping the cycle of having to think up and then forgetting your passwords.

...becoming "unhackable" with easy but strong passwords.

...saving your important documents in a digital form that you will always have with you.

...knowing who will get your passwords and documents when they need them most.

...six weeks that will change your life forever (and your family's)!

Digital Disaster Planning is a course taught LIVE, webinar-style, over Zoom, with video replays available 24/7.

I teach seniors and beginning computer users all the time, so this course is specifically crafted to be easy to follow and non-techie.

I hold your hand every step of the way and teach you just the way I've taught many clients before you.

I break up each lesson into bite-sized, doable tasks that you complete each week. I help you along the way with two sessions per week that you can attend -- or work at your own pace!

Oh, wait, let me introduce myself. I'm Laura!

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Hi, I'm Laura!

I'm the founder of Digital Helpmates, and I've been tutoring individuals on their computers and smart devices since 2015.

Before that, I earned my undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University and went on to a career in advertising and graphic design. I've always been drawn to teaching (I have quite a few teachers in my family) and in 2006, I earned my High School California Teaching Credential from Dominican University. I taught at Redwood and Berkeley High School, both in the Bay Area.

After taking 10 years off to move to Bremerton, WA and start a family, I decided to go back to work -- this time as a technology tutor. I enjoyed it so much, and soon had many clients! I launched Digital Helpmates in 2020 (right before the pandemic hit). Now, I manage a team of tutors who help teach people in the way my clients loved -- with personalized, friendly, one-on-one help. I came to care deeply for all my clients, and my tutors do, too. To be honest, we all just love what we do!

Now that I have other tutors to help clients, I'm focusing on teaching in-depth courses on the topics I've been asked about the most by my clients over the years. One of my deep passions is helping keep seniors safe online.

I hope you will trust me to lead you on this journey!

A sneak peek of the Sessions...

Session 1: Your "Virtual Lockbox"

Help set up your "virtual lockbox" so you have 24/7 access to your passwords.

Highlight Reel:

  • The situations when you will rely on your "virtual lockbox" to rescue you
  • How to get your "virtual lockbox" for FREE on your computer
  • How to come up with a super secure yet memorable password to protect your "virtual lockbox" (the last password you'll ever need to remember!)
  • The quickest way to add all your existing passwords, so you never have to do password resets again!
  • How to never lose your security Q&As

Tools:

  • Bonus Gift: Your Tech Tutoring Journal
  • Video: The "Simple Bullet Journal" method of taking notes you'll never lose

Session 2: How to have your Virtual Lockbox with you always

Set up your "virtual lockbox" on your mobile devices, so you are never without your passwords or documents.

Highlight Reel:

  • Never get locked out of your vault: the benefits of having your "virtual lockbox" on mobile
  • How to use LastPass on your mobile devices, how it differs from the computer
  • What documents to begin gathering (and which NOT to bother gathering).
  • Laura's best method of organizing documents you are planning to enter into your lockbox.

Tools:

  • Worksheet: The "Must Save" Document Checklist
  • Worksheet: The "What NOT to Save" Document Checklist

Session 3: Two easy ways to preserve your documents forever

Capturing your documents is as easy as snapping a picture from your iPhone. For those without smartphones, we lead you through scanning them in a snap.

Highlight Reel:

  • Add powerful tools to your "virtual lockbox"
  • Additional important documents you may not have considered gathering
  • How to scan OR photograph your documents so they are clear and legible
  • Accessing your vault & your documents
  • The "Other Data" you will want to collect next

Tools:

  • Worksheet: The Comprehensive "Have You Considered...?" Document Checklist
  • Worksheet: The "Other Data" Checklist

Session 4: Saving Credit Cards & More 

How to never lose your credit cards, even if your wallet is lost or stolen. Additional time-saving benefit of entering credit cards you may not have considered.

Highlight Reel:

  • "Fields" of Dreams: Your new best friend
  • The magic efficiency of Form Fill (it's like having a personal assistant or "online butler")
  • Make a record of phone conversations in your vault to help you if a conflict arises
  • Record interest rates, terms & conditions of credit cards so you KNOW when they change
  • Emergency Access contacts: Who are they?

Tools:

  • Exercise: Emergency Access Brainstorm

Session 5:
Give Emergency Access to your Vault

After this session, your passwords and important documents will have an easy and secure path to be delivered to your loved ones.

Highlight Reel:

  • Why designating Emergency Access (EA) Contacts is better than handing over your passwords.
  • How to choose the right EA Contacts (and avoid choosing the wrong ones)
  • How EA Contacts will gain secure access to your vault
  • Asking EA Contacts: The best way to approach this important conversation, and who to ask.

Tools:

  • Worksheet: How To Choose EA Contacts
  • Email Template: Asking and Giving Instructions to Your EAContacts

Session 6: Make Yourself Unhackable 

Learn the most common ways we get hacked, and the "Kryptonite" for each of these methods. In this session, we will begin to change your most insecure passwords to protect your assets and identity.

Highlight Reel:

  • How passwords are stolen, and how to easily avoid the common attacks using our "recipe"
  • Use your security dashboard, so you know which passwords are vulnerable and should be changed
  • How to safely share passwords that you can revoke access to at any time
  • Altering your will so that your wishes about who is in charge of your digital assets (and what they are to do with them) are clear and legally binding

Tools:

  • Handout: The "Unhackable" DHM Password Recipe®

Our former students say...

"As I have gotten older, it has occurred to me that I wouldn’t be prepared to take over these responsibilities if something were to happen to him."

— Angie (age 45)

Angie's Story

“This course is absolutely worth the time and money...”

— Tish (age 44)

"I am so grateful to now have safe passwords and a record of all my important documents in LastPass."

— Renae (age 79)

IF YOU'RE STILL READING THIS...

You May be Wondering:

How long is the course? Do I have to be present at every session?

The course is set to run for 6 weeks. You do not have to attend any sessions in person, in fact, you may move through the course material as quickly as you like just by watching the videos and following the course workbook.

Live participation in our weekly Q&A sessions will help answer your questions, and those who participate live do tend to get to the finish line more consistently.

Will replays of the sessions be available?

Yes! The teaching sessions will be available for watching at any time after they post. Links to the teaching videos will be uploaded every Monday morning to our Facebook group for six weeks, and you will have access to the replays for two weeks after that (eight weeks total).  

However, the Q&A sessions must be attended live. They are unrecorded because we want to respect the privacy of our students who choose to be on camera to ask questions.  

What is the time commitment involved?

Videos will be posted every week for you to watch, at your convenience. There is only one time that coaching happens LIVE per week -- the Q&A session on session on Thursday. Q&A sessions are not recorded, and are optional for those wanting more help directly from the teacher (think of them as "office hours").

Do I get access to the replays forever?

At this time, we are only offering access to the videos and Q&A sessions for 8 weeks. My experience as a teacher is that when students have a limited amount of time to finish something, they make it a priority. And my biggest priority is making sure you have a solid and complete digital lockbox at the end of your time in the course!

How will I get extra tech support during the class?

You can get extra help by attending the Q&A sessions, asking questions on the Facebook group (for course members only, so you can feel free to ask away), by agreeing to be "accountabilibuddies" with another course member, and by booking sessions with your Tech Tutor.

I'm a tech dummy. Can I really do this?

At Digital Helpmates, we specialize in tutoring seniors and beginners. It's literally what we do! You can get all the help you need with our 1-on-1 dedicated tutoring team.  

You had me at "tech dummy" - Sign Me Up!

What other questions do you have?

Choose a day on our calendar for a chat. We love to talk about our courses!

This course will change your life -- we guarantee it.

If you watch all the teaching videos and do all the work assigned and still don't manage to complete your Digital Disaster Plan after 8 weeks, we will refund your course tuition in full!

That's how confident I am that this system works and that you will be successful if you put in the work.