Making it easier to gain access to your accounts after death
After your death one of the more complicated things your loved ones have to deal with is your personal online accounts. Not having a username and password for a deceased account can make accessing or deleting that account difficult and in some cases impossible. Below are some suggestions you can do to help make your death easier for everyone.
Sealed envelope or Safe deposit
One of the easiest solutions is to have a sealed envelope that's held by your attorney or kept in a safe deposit box to be distributed to your family at the time of your death. In this envelope you can keep commonly used password information for logging into your computer. You can also see information about obtaining your passwords, online sites you have accounts with, etc.
It's also a good idea to keep a password manager installed on your computer that is configured with all your latest password information, as mentioned below.
Finally, in addition to the above recommendation there are companies that can also help distribute your personal account information at the time of your death such as those mentioned below.