“And when it comes to language in your will, Judson Meinhart, a certified financial planner with Parsec Financial, says a ‘broad, catchall statement regarding the distribution of your digital assets – or the inclusion of them in your estate – is your best friend.’
Use a password management tool
Leveraging a service like LastPass, Dashlane, or Password Boss provides a convenient means for inventorying all your online accounts and can also help you create more secure passwords, says Meinhart.
When available, Meinhart says the best option is to use service providers’ own account tools.
‘These tools are unique to the individual service provider – Google, Facebook, PayPal, etc. – and provide the user with a variety of options, from naming a legacy contact who will be provided limited access to an account, to the outright deletion of your account and data if your account remains inactive for a certain period of time,’ he says.”