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Make Your Digital Assets Available to Your Family

Make Your Digital Assets Available to Your Family

I’ve been writing a lot about the digital asset portion of estate planning, topics like defining and identifying digital assets, starting the planning process and navigating the legacy element of social media platforms. With these subjects on the brain, a recent digital legacy planning article in the Business Standard jumped out at me. It seemed to funnel everything I’ve been saying into one poignant point: Family history is the fabric of who we are as individuals.
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What Happens to Your Music – and Social Media Assets – When You Die?

What Happens to Your Music – and Social Media Assets – When You Die?

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent a lifetime cultivating your music collection, both analog and digital. It’s not a cold collage but a living, breathing extension of you. It’s you personified. In the 12 years since iTunes launched, you’ve invested a lot of time and money cataloging your personal soundtrack, each song capturing a poignant memory or moment in time. A song can spark a memory in a loved one the way nothing else can, but when juxtaposed with securing the delegation of your assets, your musical library hardly seems like the most pressing issue.  However, it is still important to think about. And it begs the question: How do social media platforms fit into this estate planning puzzle?
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A Photo Is Worth 1,000 Memories

A Photo Is Worth 1,000 Memories

A shoebox on the top shelf of a closet. That’s where the Polaroid of you and Grandma lived until it was discovered in the midst of sorting through her belongings. The memories were there for the taking and they were all treasured because they could never be recreated. Photos are one of your most prized possessions, a legacy to pass down for generations.
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It’s a Matter of Digital Life and Death

It’s a Matter of Digital Life and Death

When you take a step back, it’s mind-boggling to think about how much technology has changed our lives. It’s given us access to boundless information that exists at our fingertips and has enabled us to control much of our lives remotely. We can transfer funds from checking to savings, alarm our home security systems and synchronize our agendas with the tap of a screen.
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