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Why Digital Assets Are A (Major) Problem

2017-06-26T16:05:31+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Digital Assets, Estate Planning|

Traditional estate planning doesn’t include your digital assets or easily accommodate them. Think otherwise? Look at your will, or the last one you prepared for a client. Do you see anything in there about digital assets? Unlikely. But hopefully, the next time you are asked this question, you’ll be prepared to answer it in the [...]

Beware Of The Digital Gatekeeper

2017-03-26T22:44:17+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Digital Assets, Digital Security, Online Security|

The Digital Gatekeeper Let’s go back only a few short years ago to the time the world was inhabited by paper instead of ones and zeros. Before the digital age it was pretty darn simple to figure out what assets people had even if they didn’t want to share. Why? Because people had things like [...]

Another 40 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Bother With A Digital Asset Plan

2017-01-09T18:55:49+00:00 January 8th, 2017|Digital Assets, Digital Security, Estate Planning, Financial|

As a follow up to my Top 10 Reasons Not To Have A Digital Asset Plan, here's another 40 reasons to get you thinking: You have scanned all of your important documents and they easily available to your designated person You have copies of all important documents in a safe deposit box, on a computer, [...]

Another Day – Another Hack Attack and Data Breach

2017-01-13T12:33:45+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Data Breach, Digital Security, Online Security, Password Management, Technology|

Hardly a day goes by without news of another hack attack or data breach. The biggest recent hack, going by the number of users affected, belongs to Yahoo. In 2014, over 500 million accounts were compromised in one of the biggest data breaches in history. But you don't need action by alleged State sponsored hackers [...]

The Top 10 Reasons Not To Have A Digital Asset Plan (+20 more to get you thinking)

2017-01-13T12:32:42+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Digital Assets, Digital Security, Estate Planning|

Everyone likes to make new resolutions in honor of the new year. In honor of that tradition, I thought it would be a good idea to review some of the top reasons why you shouldn’t bother with a digital asset plan in 2017. If you don’t see yourself or any of your clients fitting in [...]

The Impact Of The New York Digital Asset Law

2016-12-27T15:45:45+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Digital Assets, Estate Planning|

There's a new digital asset law in New York that will impact (*nearly) every single person in the State. The full text of the law is available here. And if you'd like your own copy, New York State also provides the full text in a .pdf. UFADDA & RUFADDA By way of some very brief background, States [...]

Going Rogue With Your Personal Digital Archive

2016-12-27T15:46:33+00:00 December 18th, 2016|Digital Assets, Digital Security|

Before I get to your personal digital archive, I have a confession to make. I've always been a Star Wars fan - not of the ridiculous prequel varieties, but of the originals. I grew up on A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.  The recent films  - The Force Awakens, [...]

6 Steps For A Smooth Digital Asset Handoff

2016-12-27T15:46:05+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Digital Assets, Digital Security, Estate Planning, Technology|

Your passwords are your gateway to your digital assets It's a tough balancing act when it comes to sharing your application and account passwords. Careful storage of your password inventory is critical. Your passwords are the gateway to your digital assets, and it's dangerous to allow that information to fall into the wrong hands. You [...]