So, I spent some time this evening working on my digital
estate plan.  Seems weird right?

I saw a post in a group I’m a member of yesterday and it got
me thinking. 

Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve had to face
death or that I used to work in estate planning myself, but it doesn’t weird me
out to think about setting up my estate plan. 

Actually, it is just the opposite.  I’m a control freak, I know this about
myself.  When I set up my personal trust, I
thought “I tell people what to do all the time, why would I not establish a plan
with my things to tell them what to do with them all when I’m gone”?!?!
But, the bigger thing I think about is helping those I
love.  Making decisions now helps them

Digital Estate Plan | Setting up a plan for what happens with your digital brand when you are gone is essential

things later.  No, I’m not
planning to die and I sure don’t do anything crazy that would bring extra harm
(I’ve already tried out my extra lives!) but I want to know that decisions are
made when they have to.  And, I want to protect them from the hardships that the post-death processing brings (taxes and now access to my digital accounts).

As a single gal, I have to think about that
differently.  I don’t have a spouse or
kids to manage those things.  And, most
likely my parents will be gone when that day comes.  So, for me…its my amazing baby sister.  But, one thing I do know is she doesn’t like
to make decisions, so I’ve chosen to help her by making many of them for
her!  Or at least releasing some of the burden… 

But, back to the moment at hand

I have a blog

I have an online business

I have several social media accounts

I have a personal brand

They are all things that I need to protect and legacy
arrangements established.  I realized
tonight….I still have a lot to learn.
Basic steps:
  1. Make a list of your accounts
  2. Name an executor
  3. List what you want done with the accounts upon
    your death
  4. Store the information in a secure place
If you are curious what I’m even talking about, here are
some resources that might help!

Step  Digital Estate Plan

Well, now that’s all taken care of, I can go do some sewing…there are some cool things coming for @KCutieDesigns!!!