Your digital assets are useless if no one can find them after you're gone

Your family and heirs need to know about your digital assets, social media content, and your web footprint and be able to access them. But few leave an effective record or easily accessible list. Author creates Digital Diary book to solve problem.
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NEW YORK - May 18, 2018 - PRLog -- Discussing the importance of detailing your digital assets for estate planning and heirs, Nikki Stone, author of "Digital e-Assets Catalog Diary: My Physical Record of Important Digital Assets, Social Media, more" commented,  "In this digital online age it is shocking to see how many people give literally no thought to their online lives and digital footprints. Estate planning lawyers, especially attorneys with elder care practices, tell us neglecting digital assets and online content can be very stressful on heirs."

The author related her personal story which prompted her to create her book. "After personally living through a very bad experience with digital hacking, computer security breaches, and identity theft, and also dealing with an elderly parent who went from forgetful to suffering from dementia, I was emotionally and physically spent. Then when my computer crashed and my 'secure' backup got erased, I was done."

Leary of the cloud and storing essential information on servers she didn't control, the author created this Digital e-Assets Catalog Diary  as a physical book available on Amazon. Why not use software? Nikki Stone explained that, "having everything stored on computers isn't as secure as you think. It's also not as safe as you think. You could be just one lightning storm, malicious email, power surge, or blackout away from a complete disaster. We learned that the hard way and it was brutal."

As far as using "Digital e-Assets Catalog Diary" effectively, the author said she thought it could be used with a lawyer, accountant, financial planner, or other professional in order to prompt conversations and spark ideas. "Until I filled it out with my Mom, I had no idea she owned a few domain names, had an extra email account she used for utility bills and a brokerage statement, or that she had uploaded an entire photo library of priceless family pictures and photo albums into a cloud account. Not much time later, Mom got progressively more confused and forgetful. All I can say is that I'm so grateful we filled it out sooner rather than later. I'm confident we saved or recovered most of everything. Without the Diary, I would never have been able to mindfully look after her legacy."

The author ended the interview by adding "People don't always like to plan ahead. So I designed the Digital Diary to allow anyone to easily list their key digital, social media, email, financial, shopping, web, and related information. I hope it helps other people avoid the heartache of losing personal digital assets. Last word of advice is 'Don't wait till it's too late.'"

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