Richard Webber has famously said that,
“We’re all going to die. We don’t get much say over how or when. But we do get to decide how we’re going to live. So do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out, and decide.”
so it’s a fact that all of us are going to die, sooner or later, but, the question is … ‘are you prepared?’
What does it mean to be prepared in this context? Prepared could mean that you take care of your assets and liabilities, you think about your beneficiaries , your power of attorney etc.
On the same lines, you think about your digital assets.
But why is it important to be prepared….
Our digital assets are most likely to exist forever if not deleted, shut down or infected with viruses which lead to it getting lost (which is very unlikely).
Our email accounts, social media pages, digital albums, online bank accounts etc. will still be in existence when we pass away. Now with our new knowledge we know there is something called digital asset management.
It will be up to us to determine what we want done to our assets. It is advisable to have a list of all your digital assets with detailed information on what you would like done with all the information on the accounts.
If you would like the account to be closed down completely, turned into a memorial page or even send birthday, anniversaries messages from beyond the grave.
It is important to plan ahead to save your loved ones the hassle of trying to figure our passwords. It gives them access to photos, videos and even the settling of bills. It makes everything easier after your death.
There are many ways to plan it. You could go the old fashioned way with the pen and paper, a will or as technology evolves evolve with it and go for the easy, safe and secure version. Set up an E-vault with PlannedDeparture and keep all your digital assets in one safe place.
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