Estate Planning 101

What happens to my Fidelity when I die?

September 13, 2023

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Your Fidelity account, a reflection of your financial planning and investment strategies, is a testament to your financial diligence and foresight. From your first investment to your growing retirement fund, these financial milestones constitute a significant part of your legacy. But have you ever wondered what happens to your Fidelity account when you die?

Financial institutions, like Fidelity, play a crucial role in our lives, guiding our financial growth and security. When it comes to posthumous account management, Fidelity offers two main options: Account Closure and Transfer of Ownership.

Account Closure

Upon your death, your Fidelity account can be closed, and the remaining balance distributed to your heirs as per your will or the state law of intestacy if a will is absent.

Transfer of Ownership

Alternatively, you can choose to transfer the ownership of your account to a designated heir. They will then have full control over the account and its funds.

These options give you control over your financial legacy, but they require planning and communication with your loved ones. That's where Snug comes in.

At Snug, we understand the importance of safeguarding your financial legacy and ensuring a smooth transition for those you leave behind. Our aim is to help you create comprehensive estate plans and organize all of life's details in one secure place.

Our platform allows you to plan for account closure or transfer of ownership after your death. We ensure your wishes are clearly communicated, eliminating any confusion or potential conflicts among your loved ones.

But Snug offers more than just Fidelity account management. We provide a comprehensive approach to estate planning, helping you manage your digital assets, financial affairs, and end-of-life wishes in a user-friendly and secure platform.

Our services include:

  1. Digital Estate Planning: We help you catalogue your digital footprint, including social media accounts, emails, and online banking, and decide what happens to them after your death.
  2. Document Storage: Store your important documents such as wills, trusts, and insurance policies in our secure platform.
  3. End-of-Life Planning: Record your wishes for funeral arrangements, organ donation, and other end-of-life decisions.
  4. Legacy Projects: Create projects that capture your life story and values to pass on to future generations.

In today's digital age, managing your financial affairs after death is as crucial as any other end-of-life arrangement. With Snug, you can tackle this responsibility confidently, ensuring your financial legacy aligns with your wishes and provides a source of comfort for your loved ones.

Snug is not just about planning for death; it's about celebrating life and ensuring your legacy lives on, both in the hearts of your loved ones and the financial world.