Dying was less complicated 20 years ago.Upon the death of a loved one, a family would obtain a stack of death certificates and get in touch with banks, insurance agents and the Social Security Administration. After all that was completed, survivors could begin to put together the financial pieces and move on with their lives. Today, we live digital lives which are chock-full of usernames, passwords and security-question answers. Because of this, we leave our survivors in a terrible position upon our deaths.It’s hard to grieve when you’re trying to remember your loved one’s first pet’s name.To complicate matters even more, for our own security, our passwords must not only be randomly generated meaningless groups of letters, numbers and special characters, but they must change quite often. So even if you wanted to keep your family abreast of your security protocol, how could you? Frankly, it’s not practical to update a password list every time you leave the house to grab a gallon of milk in the event that you’ve met your expiration date.Recently, I received an email from a woman who is helping her mother cope with the logistical realities of losing her husband. Like a reasonable person should, he froze his credit to both prevent his data from being… Read full this story
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