Digital Legacy

This Is Step One To Protect Your Digital Legacy After Death

This Is Step One To Protect Your Digital Legacy After Death

Taking the first step to protecting your digital assets involves creating a DIGITAL PREFERENCES REGISTER. Download a free template in this post.

When asked why most don't have a will the usual answer is, "I don't have anything to leave." That may be true, but it is not always about what assets you leave. It is more often about the problems you don't leave behind for the family. Your digital assets after death need careful planning and action. In this post  I explain what the first step is in protecting your digital assests.

This Is A Simple Guide To Understand Your Digital Legacy Assets

This Is A Simple Guide To Understand Your Digital Legacy Assets

We understand the concept of leaving a legacy. The handing down or passing on something of ours to another after we have died. Today there is the growing need to take action on our digital legacy. This can sometimes be confusing and unnecessarily complicated. Simply doing nothing is no longer a responsible action for anyone with digital assets. It leaves problems, worry and possible financial loss to your dependants and heirs should you die.

This is a simple guide to understanding your digital legacy assets. 

Why Is Digital Legacy The Most Important Of Your Three Legacies?

Why Is Digital Legacy The Most Important Of Your Three Legacies?

We have three types of legacy. We have a "life legacy" a "physical legacy" and a "digital legacy." November 2016 will "Digital Legacy" month at Death Goes Digital.

The idea of living forever is captivating. It has intrigued humanity for centuries. Someday, you may be able to live forever, but for now, there will come a day when you will die. What happens to your digital legacy then? What happens to your digital assets after death? As a digital death advisor, I am called on to speak and consult with people about how they can protect their internet legacy. This series will involve blogs, podcasts, and images designed to help you plan and action the steps necessary for a safe, secure digital legacy. 

Do You Really Know Why Digital Legacy Planning Matters To You?

Do You Really Know Why Digital Legacy Planning Matters To You?

In the event of a house fire, what would you take with you? The standard answer used to be photograph albums. Photos remind us of our mortality. We can look at faded images of those we have loved in the past and they live again in our minds.

In the present, we can hold tightly on to rich memories of our life through vivid images in our minds that can never be taken away. Now, if you close your eyes, you could bring to remembrance one of those special times. 

What would happen if you were denied access to those memories? In this post, I highlight the critical need for digital legacy planning by the tragic story of the loss of a son and a battle with Apple Computers.