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Important tips regarding digital estate planning

It can be hard to stay on top of all of the changing media, electronic devices and websites. The majority of Americans have at least one kind of digital account like e-mail, or Twitter. But, what happens to these accounts when you die? It is important for people to know how to incorporate into an estate plan as part of their estate administration.

Digital media is here to stay. With almost everyone having at least an email account it can be important to consider what happens to these accounts when people die. If an account is left open it can be vulnerable to hackers, as in the case of Joan Rivers. Weeks after she died her Facebook had a posting endorsing a new IPhone. There are some steps for a person to consider when coming up with a plan.

First, people should make an inventory of all digital media accounts they have. These include all email addresses, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, online backup programs, photo sites, financial accounts, ITunes, , home utilities managed online and other electronic sites. After coming up with this list, keep it in a secure location. Something like a password management program can keep all this information in one place. After having the information secured, designate a or trusted friend as the digital estate . This person will be in charge of all of the digital account information and will have your instructions of what to do with it should you die. Finally, decide what you want to do with your when you die. This should be included in a for your executor to carry out.

Everyone should have an estate plan to make sure their wishes are carried out after death. A digital estate plan is another thing to consider, along with the more traditional wills and trusts.

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