That means it’s up to you to avoid digital probate – by securing your digital estate ahead of time. Here’s how: Inventory Your Digital Assets: Make a list of all your digital accounts, including login IDs and passwords. Include everything, from bank and brokerage accounts to social media to subscriptions and online shopping sites. A password manager such as Dashlane (my current choice) is very handy here, since it does it for you.

Create an Online Vault: You can use a password manager to store all this information, but chances are there will be some digital assets that need to be recorded separately. That’s why many secure online storage companies provide special tools to secure passwords, identification or login information, and other sensitive data. I currently use SecureSafe, a Swiss cloud storage firm with outstanding encryption protocols.





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