How will they access my bank and brokerage accounts?
When you die, or if you are incapacitated, your loved ones will need to access your financial accounts. In the case of your incapacitation, someone will manage your finances, including paying bills, depositing any checks, managing necessary financial transactions (e.g., purchases, deposits, sales,…
If something happens to you, what should—and shouldn’t—you have stored there?
You can rent a safe deposit box at your bank for storing just about anything you want. There are no federal laws, and few state laws, governing the content of safe deposit boxes. Your bank’s contract with you is the best source for identifying any content restrictions.
Who has access to your box—and when?
Access to the box is controlled by you. You can be the sole…Continue