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Digital Wealth: How to Protect Your Online Business in the Long Run

Posted by Scott Antritt

If you’re like most online business owners, you’ve likely invested a lot of time, resources and energy into your online business. But have you ever stopped to wonder what will happen to your business if you die? While running an online business may differ from running a brick-and-mortar operation in many ways, there’s at least one critical commonality: owners need a plan in place to protect both the business and their loved ones in the event of their own death. Enter digital estate planning.

Here’s a closer look at what all online business owners should know about safeguarding their business with a digital estate plan.

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Topics: Digital Assets, Trusts & Estate Planning

We Live in the Future: Plan for Digital Asset Management

Posted by Tony Blasini, CPC, QPA

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Topics: Digital Assets, Trusts & Estate Planning, Living Wills

Your Digital Assets Can Be Protected: Here's 5 Assets To Consider Including When Estate Planning

Posted by Sandy Pepper

When most people are ready to develop their estate plan, they want to develop a strong plan for the future and ensure that all of their assets and property go to the right people. Yet many times, they forget about the online assets they use each and every day. That’s because it’s easy to overlook just how much these assets are worth and what happens to these assets when you go. For one thing, there’s the emotional value; your online activity is an extension of yourself. For another, there’s real monetary value — depending on the source, the average American has between $35,000 and $55,000 in digital assets.

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How to Start Estate Planning: Managing Your Digital Assets

Posted by Sandy Pepper

Estate planning involves more than just preparing a will or trust to distribute your assets when you die. A solid estate plan should include strategies designed to make the process of winding down your estate and transferring your assets as efficient and organized as possible. In addition to valuable financial assets like real estate, retirement accounts, investments and business assets, your estate plan should also cover your tangible personal property, your life experiences, values and lessons you want to impart to your loved ones.

In today’s electronic age, no estate plan is complete without also referencing your digital assets. This blog post will define and explain what’s included under the “digital assets” umbrella and provide steps you can take to help ensure your wishes for your digital property will be honored. 

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