Chapter 14. Finance and Commerce

If you’re like many other Internet users, you manage all sorts of financial information online. Whether it’s buying, selling, or simply monitoring balances, you are likely to have several different online accounts to help. Chances are high that at least some of these accounts are connected to your bank accounts or credit cards. While your wealth is real property and will be handled by your estate plan, it’s important to consider the online components of it in your digital estate plan. If you don’t, the conveniences you enjoy transacting business online could become a real hassle for your executors and heirs.

Perhaps you receive your mortgage statement via email and make payments completely online. Of course, ...

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