They rarely leave behind clear instructions about posthumous access to their bank accounts, social media profiles and other digital assets. That’s why, on more than one occasion, their survivors can wait months – even years – to access those assets. The Facebook pages of several deceased musicians I know are still up because nobody can log in to them.
The same thing can happen to you… and probably will, unless you take steps to prevent it. In today’s digital world, most of our financial transactions and communications occur online. That world expects us to have email, credit cards, online photographs, websites and social media profiles.