I am, by nature, a planner. I want to know that every detail has been thought of, planned out and executed well. Unfortunately, in life this isn't always possible. We can't always know what the day will hold. I've seen too many of these life-altering days in recent years. There have been unexpected deaths, devastating accidents and fires that have left families without homes.
Knowing that anything can happen, my planning nature takes over. How can I protect documents? Where should I store memory filled family pictures? Would my husband be able to find and organize all of my social media and online business documents should anything happen to me?
Though I've gone through each question above and have done my best to plan, organize and make my wishes known to those around me - everything still exists in places that could be physically destroyed and lost. Forever.
I've been relieved to find that there is a service that provides a virtual way to store and protect information like this. BestBequest.com not only stores your beloved pictures and important documents - it also provides guidance.
BestBequest.com offers the LegacyVault. A Digital Safety Deposit Box where you store and preserve your documents, pictures and videos. There they are kept safely and privately.
Items preserved within the LegacyVault will only be available to designated persons at the designated time. In today's social media world, I see this as the beginning of a new way of thinking and planning. I'm sure that it will be second nature to not only preserve items within a physical safe deposit box - but to also protect documents by saving them virtually.
What about my social media world? What would happen to all of my accounts? As a business owner in social media - I have accumulated many accounts that retain a lot of value for my business. BestBequest.com allows me to give instruction and details on what I want to happen with those accounts. Whether I would expect my husband to sell my online business and all accompanying accounts - or shut them down entirely... I can outline my wishes entirely with the help of BestBequest.
I'm the type that wants to preserve my children's pictures not only in albums, but on my computer and on their original flash drive. Yet, something can always happen to all three of those locations. So why not save them online in my virtual safe deposit box? A place where I can access the photos should anything devastating happen to the physical locations where I have them stored.
BestBequest.com also gives you the ability to create video and written messages that can be delivered to friends and loved ones at a designated time. I've often thought of writing letters to leave behind - and this option is one that stuck out to me.
So, how do friends and family access the information stored in this virtual vault when the time comes? Once you have created your account - you will be able to add family or trustees to your account. They will not have any immediate access to your account. Their access will be granted at a future point in time that you designate, such as when there has been confirmation of your condition.
For the purposes of this post - I have been given access to the services offered by BestBequest.com. I find it to be a great opportunity to preserve information. How do you think you would use this service?
*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.