Last Updated Jun 11, 2010 5:41 PM EDT
A Checklist of Your Human Capital Inventory
- How many friends or relatives can you confide in and discuss important life decisions with?
- How many friends or relatives live nearby and would come to your aid in an emergency?
- Would any of these friends or relatives be able to take care of you if you needed long-term care?
- Do you have friends or relatives with whom you can share resources, such as a car, appliances, tools, etc.?
- Are there friends or relatives with whom you could share housing? Could you move in with your children?
- With how many friends and relatives do you participate in regular activities that give you enjoyment and meaning in life? Are you "diversified," meaning that you have several good friends in addition to your spouse or partner?
- What social institutions are nearby that can help you and provide social contacts? Include such associations as churches, social organizations, clubs and the like.
- What state and local government organizations or nonprofits are available to provide potentially necessary services?
What else would you include in your human capital inventory?
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