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Think Beyond the Here and Now

Think Beyond the Here and Now

Digital assets come in all shapes and sizes, but they aren’t necessarily indicative of wealth. “Digital assets are anything you find of value in your life that is electronic,” says Evan Carrol, co-author of Your Digital Afterlife, in an interview with WGBH News. “It’s anything you interact with via your computer or smartphone.”
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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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Legacy Planning for Every Family

Legacy Planning for Every Family

As a young child, I had firsthand experience with the consequences of my father not having the opportunity to properly plan his estate and transfer his legacy. I grew up in a very loving, but challenging environment. My family was unprepared when my father passed away – there was no strategy for providing a financial safety net or sharing my father’s fundamental values. In fact, as I grew older, I had very little knowledge of my father and all of the life lessons that a father typically passes on to his son.
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Embracing Change

Embracing Change

Anyone who knows me either personally or professionally knows that I’m a person who drives change. I’ve done it my entire life and I’m doing it again. I left Transamerica to become an owner in several businesses that are all focused on protecting families because I see an opportunity to drive much-needed change in the industries—including life insurance—whose business it is to protect families.
Filed in: Change, Innovation
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