Giving someone access to your password manager vault could be your best legacy. Therefore, PCMag provides a guide for dying digitally. I also compiled a list of the top digital inheritance password managers.
My partner and I split monthly mortgage and utilities bills. On the other hand, In case of death; the other must be able to access our accounts to maintain the home. After someone dies; it can be a long and painful procedure to close online bank accounts; social networking accounts; video streaming service subscriptions; and other online accounts. However, Thanks to password managers with digital inheritance; we can both access our accounts when the other can’t.
Digital Legacy Password Managers
PCMag evaluates the top digital legacy password managers. However, Password managers are alphabetized. See all by clicking See All after Dashlane.
How to secure online accounts after death
In addition, each password manager has its own inheritance system. Some allow you to provide beneficiaries complete control of your vault (which may contain credit card information and bank account details) or limit access to particular areas. Password managers enable you offer vault access to a trusted contact if you need surgery and can’t access your accounts for a short period. The password manager locks when the time restriction expires.
Remember that having someone’s internet banking password doesn’t mean having their money. Taking money from someone else’s account is illegal. Before accessing a deceased person’s bank account; contact the bank. Banks have a system for closing accounts and transferring assets. If you want someone to get your money after you die; identify them as a beneficiary or joint account holder. Your bank login info won’t help.
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