Digital Life After Death - What You Need to Know
We live in a highly digitized world, and almost every facet of our life has been infiltrated by technology and the internet. Most people have several digital assets such as online banking, media accounts, online shopping accounts, personal conversations, etc. These platforms and channels hold a significant amount of visual and personal information, which also opens us up to the possibility of frauds, identity theft, or other misuses.
This is exactly why many digital experts recommend that these assets should not be ignored. You need to view the possibility of what would happen to them after your passing. Some of the things that you should be focusing on regarding all your digital assets include:
Register Your Digital Assets
If a loved one has passed away, and you are handling all the modalities of dealing with the digital presence, these are some of the digital aspects you should be looking at:
- Bank accounts
- Smartphone applications
- Online trading account
- Information on smartphones
- Social media profiles
- Google account
- Apple account
- Any information or data saved in the cloud
- Website memberships
- Online subscriptions
- Credit or debit card information
- Payment app information
It is necessary that you check information on all of these sites and applications depending on what the person’s social networking habits and job profile were.
Things to Do
Digital planning is something that needs to be exactly how you would manage financial asset planning. This will help ensure that your family members do not have to deal with any complex matters after your death. You should maintain a written record of all of your passwords and sensitive information related to digital accounts. This will help your family members access the account it required and delete information. You can give this information to a family member or a trustee
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