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Estate Planning For Online Accounts Allow Beneficiaries To Grieve in 140 Characters Or Less

People take many steps to ensure that their estates and assets are left to the right people in the eventuality that they pass away. But, other important items that slip through the cracks are the various online accounts that we hold so near or dear. For many, Hotmail, Twitter and Blog accounts are far more valued then their collection of family keepsakes or jewelry, and they want to ensure that these virtual assets are well taken care of after their death. Legacy Locker, a new online business has captured this niche to ensure that important online accounts are distributed to those trusted by the deceased, so that they can grieve their loved ones passing in 140 characters or less.

To avoid one of the greatest modern day travesties; not death, but a permanent blogging or tweeting hiatus, Legacy Locker allows people to register each of their online accounts by entering usernames, passwords, and assigning a beneficiary to each. Legacy Locker will then store information for your online assets, and once notified of your death, will provide each beneficiary with your account information so that they can begin grieving publicly on your Blog or Twitter account.

 Legacy Locker also welcomes account information submissions from estate planners, because today, some of our online accounts are among are most valuable assets, and we don't want to let down our readers and let a little thing like death stand in our way!

Comments
May 12, 2009
by Anonymous

Thought I was the only one

When I told people that I hoped someone would have the password to all my accounts once I died, nobody ever seemed to understand why. It's nice to see there's some demand for this, since it proves that I'm not the only one. It used to be easier to put together people's letters after they died, because they were physical things that you could find in someone's home. Now most of our correspondence is digital and accessible only to the person with the password. How is someone going to write a biography about you without all your emails to peruse? Legacy Locker is a good idea, and a nice example of "the power of small." I like business ideas like this, which fit a very narrow niche (me and a few other people).