Digital asset lockers

Mourning

Most people these days have some sort of online presence, and more and more of us are acquiring digital assets to go along with that. I have blogged before on dealing with Facebook, Twitter and other accounts after death; today I want to talk about actual digital assets and how to plan for their management after your death.

The blog My Life Scoop published a list a little while ago on preparing for digital life after death. They mention a number of online services that are available to allow your virtual assets to pass to designated beneficiaries or your executor. There are also services that will send out messages after your death, upon your death being verified by at least two people. For people who want to tie up loose ends, this could be a very valuable service. As we move more and more of our lives online, these types of services will become increasingly relevant. It may be time to start investigating where to leave your online self after your death.

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