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What is a Digital Legacy?

Updated: Aug 10, 2023

Your Digital Legacy is your personal identity that lives on a computer, a phone, or the internet.


lady working online with her photos on her laptop

We spend so many of hours every day browsing the internet, sending emails and messages, shopping, scrolling social media, and sending photos up to the cloud. So much of our identities are stored in the mysterious digital space.

We need to realize how important digital assets are!


Is your digital legacy part of your estate plan?

  • social media accounts

  • email accounts

  • online communities

  • online banking

  • utility accounts

  • cloud storage accounts

  • consumer accounts

  • streaming services

  • websites

  • blogs


Things to think about...

Consider the importance of your digital legacy and make a few preparations now that will make life easier for you and your loved ones in the future.


01

Make a list of all your digital accounts and passwords. Store them somewhere safe (in a password protected app or in a physical safe in your home.) Check your browsing history to get you started...this process will be ongoing, adding to your list every time you login to a different site.


02

Decide how you would like each account handled should something happen to you. (close accounts, memorialize accounts, consolidate information, etc)


03

Choose a Digital Executor. Share your master password with someone you trust. This person will be responsible for looking after your accounts and carrying out your wishes when you are no longer able.



Digital Photos

Access to your digital photos is a big and VERY important part of your digital legacy.

Set yourself and your family up now so your precious memories are not lost, but enjoyed for generations to come!




 

If you find yourself overwhelmed, we can help!


People have the best intentions when it comes to memory keeping, but often the details are difficult to navigate. We can help! If you are unsure of the best cloud service to use for your digital photos, we will discuss the pros and cons of each and find the right solution for you! Reach out if you'd like to discuss ways we can help you accomplish your goal! shanna@gingersnaps.ca

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