Girl Scout Preparedness for Your Finances

Recently I have been reading alot about being prepared for a disaster. I am no Debbie Downer, but it doesn't take one to think that some sort of disaster might happen in my lifetime, whether natural or human-driven. It's necessary to have a physical disaster preparedness plan (outside point of contact, meeting place, batteries, yada yada), but others note the further necessity of having a financial disaster preparedness plan. Bankrate gives a great little checklist that I plan to act on soon.