Seattle, WA asked in Estate Planning for Washington

Q: Should I give my bank login information to the person I have made executor of my will before I die?

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A: I always caution against giving bank login information to anyone. Even if the person is entirely trustworthy, you have no idea how securely they will maintain such information to prevent third parties from accessing it.

I have created a written list of my passwords which I store with my will in a fireproof safe. Only two other people have the combination in case something happens to me.

A: And my primary heir, who is also my executor, is the POD on my bank account.

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