Planning Ahead

This tip is provided by Dee Crocker of the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund.

It's not all that exciting to think about, but what happens to your online bank account, email, Facebook account, blog, and the rest of your online presence when you cease to be? At first blush, the idea sounds admittedly kind of absurd. But think about the hassle for your loved ones involved in finding contacts that should be notified of your death (email or Facebook), or the money sitting in your PayPal account with nobody around to claim it. Make sure you leave your user names and passwords somewhere (perhaps as an attachment to your will) that can be found easily upon your demise.