Digital Life After Death - What You Need To Know

By: Franklin Rainear Jr.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The digital world has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, and we have a lot of online interactions such as a social media accounts, payments portals, online shopping accounts as well as social media accounts and more that we commonly use. While all of these are conveniences for us, they are digital assets that need to be dealt with correctly after our death.

Why Is This Important?

This is very important because most of these platforms and accounts hold a considerable amount of visual and personal information. If these assets are not dealt with correctly after our death, it can result in any misuse, fraud, identity theft, etc.

It's why digital experts always recommend that you should keep these assets in view at all times and determine precisely how they should be dealt with after your death. The different types of digital assets that exist can include your debit and credit card accounts, any information that you have saved in the cloud as well as your smartphone information.

Online Accounts That Matter

As mentioned earlier, bank accounts, email accounts, as well as any information that you have saved on payment portals also become your digital assets. A Google account, Apple account, online trading accounts are some of the other avenues where you may have information stored.

It is crucial that you document all of these assets and keep a written record of the account details in a safe location. Make sure that a reliable and trustworthy family member, a very close friend, or even a legal expert has information about where you have stored these details. This information can come in handy when your family members are dealing with assets after your death.

For information on our services, feel free to call us at Franklin H. Rainear, Jr., Affordable Funeral Service & Cremation, and LLC through our website or call (888) 213-4090.

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