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Credit Cards

Inform yourself about what to do with credit cards after a death. With the uprising use of credit cards and department store cards, you may be dealing with multiple companies in the wake of someone’s passing. Read this article to answer some of the questions or concerns that may hover during the time of disarray.

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Social Security

Understand what Social Security can mean to you and your family’s financial future. This publication explains the basics of the Social Security retirement, disability, and survivor’s insurance programs. This article takes the Social Security Administration’s terminology and describes it in laymen’s terms.

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Social Media Accounts

Learn how to deal with social media including Facebook. This article will inform you about how to delete an account, memorialize an account or to appoint a legacy contact.

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Being Prepared

Independence and privacy can sometimes be obstacles to getting ‘affairs in order’. This is not just the case for death, but also for health complications as well. So why not get your affairs in order? This article will shed some light on what to prepare for. Not only yourself, but your loved one as well.

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Passwords

Passwords and usernames are so necessary today. There are several ways to store a password. Most commonly used is our “little black book”. However, we are constantly needing to change our passwords or creating more accounts as we enter new websites. The chances are our little books aren’t always being updated. An interesting newer option is software that is called ‘password manager or password vault’. You would need assign a backup administrator in case of an emergency or death. Obviously, you need to let this (administrator) person know this ahead of time. Here is one of several companies that securely stores your information. At the time of death, the administrator would be able to access all the accounts in the ‘password manager/vault’.

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