Your Digital Undertaker

Your Digital Undertaker

Death and end of life planning is not a topic people want to talk about, never mind will and estate planning. But we must, otherwise our wishes and preferences for our family and loved ones, do not have a chance of being achieved. Your Digital Undertaker jumpstarts the dialogue in a simple and methodical way, matching the digital needs of the 21st century. Your Digital Undertaker, covers the what’s what in the world of getting your affairs in order in the Digital Age. This book explores the questions your future executor will want answered. If you are that future executor, let Your Digital Undertaker navigate these awkward but essential conversations. This topic is universal, the framework in this book is global, the examples though are Canadian. In this podcast series, I will be reading excerpts from the book Your Digital Undertaker - Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Canada. Looking for key words: estate planning, death positive, digital legacy, executor, digital executor, funeral, wills, wealth planning, advance care plan, bereavement, charity, death, death cafe, death academics, death acceptance, death and taxes, death awareness, deathcare, death positive library, death planning, digital asset, digital estate, end of life, EOL, estate, estate plan, estate tech, executor, funeral, grief, hospice, intestacy, order good death, probate, project management, retirement, thanatology, trusts, wealth transfer. Looking for hashtags: advancecareplan bereavement charity death deathacademics deathacceptance deathcafe deathandtaxes deathawareness deathcare deathpositive deathpositivelibrary deathplanning digitalasset digitalestate digitalexecutor digitallegacy endoflife, endoflifecare EOL ordergooddeath estate estateplan estateplanning estatetech, executor funeral grief hospice intestacy probate philanthropy, projectmanagement retirement thanatology trusts wealthplanning wealthtransfer wills yourdigitalundertaker www.yourdigitalundertaker.com, Twitter:UndertakerTech Copyright Sharon Hartung... Show More

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February 25, 2020 9 min
Episode #20 “A will, after all, is just a piece of paper until you die; how it survives your death is what really matters.”

This episode is the fourth excerpt from Chapter 4 Your Digital Life Needs a Will, Too. In this podcast series, I will be reading excerpts from the book Your Digital Undertaker - Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Canada. What’s what in the world of getting your affairs in order in the Digital Age. This book...
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Episode #19 “Regardless of whether you draft a will yourself or hire a legal advisor, I think what gets lost in translation when preparing a will is that it is not simply a process of slapping your personal information and wishes into a template or a kit.”

This episode is the third excerpt from Chapter 4 Your Digital Life Needs a Will, Too. In this podcast series, I will be reading excerpts from the book Your Digital Undertaker - Ex...
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Episode #18 “You may never get a driver’s licence, never sue or be sued, never get arrested or do anything that requires a legal advisor or a legal document. But you will die; if you have a valid will, it will get used.”

This episode is the 2nd excerpt from Chapter 4 Your Digital Life Needs a Will, Too. In this podcast series, I will be reading excerpts from the book Your Digital Undertaker - Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Ca...
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Episode #17 Windows 7 died without a Will and Estate Plan. “In the months and weeks leading up to the death of Windows 7, many tech news outlets reflected fondly on the end-of-life of Windows 7 by describing its features and the reasons consumers clung to it instead of migrating to new versions.” Hear the three reasons why estate practitioners and their clients should care about the death of Windows 7. Episode #17 is a special edit...
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Episode #16 Your Digital Life Needs a Will, Too. “Before your digital life can have a digital afterlife, you need to understand how your regular life gets covered by estate planning components, such as a will.”

This episode is the first excerpt from Chapter 4 Your Digital Life Needs a Will, Too. In this podcast series, I will be reading excerpts from the book Your Digital Undertaker - Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Canada. Wh...
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“There are plenty of good reasons not to think about your funeral…..The good news in planning your funeral is that it is about as easy as planning a vacation. To get started, you just need to ask yourself two simple questions, neither one of which requires getting up off the couch.”

This episode is the third and last excerpt from Chapter 3 Your Body Can’t Bury Itself. In this podcast series, I will be reading excerpts from the boo...
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“I can also tell you that walking into a funeral home is a completely different experience when you are not in mourning or grieving. The options are clear, embarrassingly simple and the terminology really isn’t that difficult.”

This episode is the second excerpt from Chapter 3 Your Body Can’t Bury Itself. In this podcast series, I will be reading excerpts from the book Your Digital Undertaker - Exploring Death in the Digital Age in ...
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“My take away is this: leaving your family to decide what happens to your body and organize your funeral/memorial is like asking someone to plan your wedding and reception but giving them no details, no budget, a very tight timeline, and then never really knowing if you would have liked it or not.”

This episode is the first excerpt from Chapter 3 Your Body Can’t Bury Itself. In this podcast series, I will be reading excerpts from th...
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“Communication is about the right information, at the right time, to the right people……….unlike a project while you’re living, there is no handover from yourself for Your Death Project other than the conversations you had in advance of your death, and the documentation and paperwork you left behind. Hopefully, someone knows where it is and what it means.” Excerpt from Chapter 2.

Episode #11 This episode is the last excerpt from Chap...
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“As I took on the administrator role for my mother’s estate, I was surprised to learn that fiduciary appointments, like that of an executor or a trustee, even considering this role might be filled with a son or daughter like myself, are subject to the same laws and rules as a professional who might do it as a job. Qualified estate professionals can help you overcome these challenges and navigate the confusing deathcare and estate i...
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Episode #9 This episode is the fourth excerpt from Chapter 2 - Getting Your Affairs in Order - Building Your Death Project in the Digital Age. In this podcast series, I will be reading excerpts from the book Your Digital Undertaker - Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Canada. What’s what in the world of getting your affairs in order in the Digital Age. This book explores the questions your future executor will want answered. Let...
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Episode #8 This episode is the third excerpt from Chapter 2 - Getting Your Affairs in Order - Building Your Death Project in the Digital Age. In this podcast series, I will be reading excerpts from the book Your Digital Undertaker - Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Canada. What’s what in the world of getting your affairs in order in the Digital Age. This book explores the questions your future executor will want answered. Let ...
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Episode #7 This episode is the second excerpt from Chapter 2 - Getting Your Affairs in Order - Building Your Death Project in the Digital Age. In this podcast series, I will be reading excerpts from the book Your Digital Undertaker - Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Canada. What’s what in the world of getting your affairs in order in the Digital Age. This book explores the questions your future executor will want answered. Let...
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Episode #6 What’s what in the world of getting your affairs in order in the Digital Age. This book explores the questions your future executor will want answered. Let Your Digital Undertaker help you navigate these awkward but essential conversations. In this podcast series, I will be reading excerpts from the book Your Digital Undertaker - Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Canada. This episode is the first excerpt from Chapter...
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Episode #5 What’s what in the world of getting your affairs in order in the Digital Age. This book explores the questions your future executor will want answered. Let Your Digital Undertaker help you navigate these awkward but essential conversations. In this podcast series, I will be reading excerpts from the book Your Digital Undertaker - Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Canada. This episode is the last excerpt from Chapter ...
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Episode #4 What’s what in the world of getting your affairs in order in the Digital Age. This book explores the questions your future executor will want answered. Let Your Digital Undertaker help you navigate these awkward but essential conversations. In this podcast series, I will be reading excerpts from the book Your Digital Undertaker - Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Canada. This episode is another excerpt from Chapter 1...
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Episode #3 What’s what in the world of getting your affairs in order in the Digital Age. This book explores the questions your future executor will want answered. Let Your Digital Undertaker help you navigate these awkward but essential conversations. In this podcast series, I will be reading excerpts from the book Your Digital Undertaker - Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Canada. This episode is another excerpt from Chapter 1...
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Episode #2 What’s what in the world of getting your affairs in order in the Digital Age. This book explores the questions your future executor will want answered. Let Your Digital Undertaker help you navigate these awkward but essential conversations. In this podcast series, I will be reading excerpts from the book Your Digital Undertaker - Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Canada. This episode is an excerpt from Chapter 1 - De...
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Episode#1 Introduction to Your Digital Undertaker Podcast episodes. What’s what in the world of getting your affairs in order in the Digital Age. This book explores the questions your future executor will want answered. Let Your Digital Undertaker help you navigate these awkward but essential conversations. In this podcast series, I will be reading excerpts from the book Your Digital Undertaker - Exploring Death in the Digital Age ...
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