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What happens to your social media accounts when you die?

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What will happen to your social media accounts when you die?

It's not pleasant to think about, but digital assets like family photos stored on the cloud or cryptocurrencies could be lost if you don't plan ahead.

Some companies like Google and Facebook have built-in features to control data after death.

But cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin can be lost for good if you don't leave directions on how to access the private key.

Experts say you should use a hardware wallet to secure Bitcoin and keep that with a roadmap document in a safe deposit box.

A password manager can also make things easier by storing log-ins and passwords all in once place.

Many states have passed a uniform law that increases the ability to control what happens to digital assets after death. Visit uniformlaws.org to learn more.

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