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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.
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 https://amzn.to/
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.'"
Digital e-Assets Catalog Diary