Logging Off: Life, Death, and Caretaking Our Digital Footprints with Abbey Schneiderman, Gene Newman, Adam Seifer & Cianna Stewart
Original Air Date Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Are you one of the many people who stray away from talking about your death?
If so, you may be making the grieving process more difficult for those you love. From the minutiae of notifying friends and extended family to logging off your myriad of internet accounts the people managing your affairs and assets after you die, have a big responsibility.
To put to rest which details are necessary for the death process and what information benefits the overseers of your estate most, Positive Psychology Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with four people in the estate planning space. Abbey Schneiderman, Gene Newman, and Adam Seifer co-authored, In Case You Get Hit by a Bus: How to Organize Your Life Now. They discuss key information from the book and share personal stories of what can happen to the living after a death. The Host of the Dying Kindness podcast, Cianna Stewart talks about trends in the industry of death, the emergence of death doulas, and the compounded grief little or no death planning can cause after death.
Abbey Schneiderman, Gene Newman, and Adam Seifer — Caretaking Our Digital Footprints:
- Without passwords, friends or family members can be lost when managing the digital accounts of a loved one who has passed. [3:35]
- The three levels Everplan uses to personalize and organize assets as detailed in their book, In Case You Get Hit by a Bus: How to Organize Your Life Now. [7:45]
- Adam Seifer explains when the best time is to seek out an attorney for a will. [14:47]
- A case study of how pre-planning benefits the entire family in a variety of ways. [21:32]
Abby Schneiderman, co-founder, and co-CEO of Everplans is an industry expert in the areas of digital estate planning, technology, and consumerism, and is a Forbes.com contributor.
Adam Seifer, co-founder, and co-CEO of Everplans has helped create multiple online communities and networks. He is an inventor on the social networking patent now owned by Linked-In.
Gene Newman serves as Everplan’s editorial and education director and has spent his career as a writer and content leader.
Book: In Case You Get Hit by a Bus: How to Organize Your Life Now
Cianna Stewart — Life, Death, and Caretaking:
- Dying Kindness was inspired by Cianna Stewart’s frustration when her father passed with no estate planning. [30:33]
- For those left behind, a person’s death can be overwhelming. [32:42]
- Speaking about death, accessing hospice care, and enjoying stories from elders. [37:51]
- Death doulas help take people out of this world as birth doulas help people into this world. [43:16]
- Having open conversations with those who will make decisions on your behalf can help to alleviate suffering. [46:26]
- Navigating the funeral industry and the myriad of death options. [48:23]
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“Get a password manager no matter how old or young you are.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“We do this work to not only let our wishes be known but we want our lives to be remembered for.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“The funeral industry is kind of a racket. It was startling and appalling.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“The average internet user has over 130 different accounts.” @Everplans on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“We hear from people who say they feel better after doing this and they can sleep better. It is peace of mind.” @Everplans on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“The main goal is to not have your assets tied up in courts for a long time where it can end up getting expensive and incredibly stressful.” @Everplans on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“If you don't have a beneficiary it goes to the estate and those funds get held up in probate.” @Everplans on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Too much of our death culture, as well as our discomfort talking about death, is because we are so incredibly focused on ourselves.” @Cianna on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“You should just make a plan because right now the only 100% guarantee after you are born is that you are going to die.” @Cianna on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“The more prepared you are for death the more you remove the fear of the unknown.” @Cianna on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Our only legacy is our stories and our impact on others.” @Cianna on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Often, people do better and can live longer once you have accessed hospice care.” @Cianna on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“If you haven't specifically decided where you want your body to end up, giving people a context for how you want it to be, will give people a better understanding of your wishes.” @Cianna on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Often the process of dying can be incredibly expensive. That is one of the number one ways people go bankrupt in the United States is spending for the dying process, or for medical care.” @Cianna on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet
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