Self-Study
1
Overview
Finance
There are no prerequisites.

Course Description

In today’s world, it is important that estate planning include contingencies for digital assets. This course defines what constitutes a digital asset and reviews important factors to consider when estate planning. Highlights include the importance of password protection and documentation, preparing an estate plan for digital assets, identifying and authorizing a fiduciary, and the current legal environment governing digital assets. Learn about the difficulties faced with digital ownership, management, and retrieval of digital assets as well some of the solutions for managing and protecting information from identify theft and hacking.



Instructor

Patricia McCarthy, MBA

Patricia McCarthy, MBA, is a partner at CFO Resources LLC, a company focused on training and courseware for CPAs. Her focus is on Microsoft products, particularly Excel, and how to use these programs effectively in business. She’s also certified as an MOS expert in Excel. Patricia has been in software training for over 20 years, and her client list includes the Indiana CPA Society, which awarded her its Outstanding Discussion Leader award.

She has been a contributor to the Journal of Accountancy and has published articles in several CPA society magazines, including societies in Indiana, Missouri, Texas, and Arizona.

Patricia is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and also holds an MBA from Babson College. She was a full-time lecturer in Butler University’s School of Business for 6 years and has taught at several of Indiana’s other universities.

Patricia also has an extensive business background in audit and financial functions. She runs a blog called Chatting about Excel and More, and she writes self-study CPE courses on Microsoft Excel for Western CPE.



Course Specifics

Finance
Feb 12, 2018
There are no prerequisites.
SS3188031
32
None


Compliance Information

103220
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the difficulty in accessing digital assets of a deceased person.
  • Define digital assets and identify ways to manage, store, and organize digital assets.
  • Identify critical components of digital asset planning.
  • Recognize the difference between owned and leased digital assets.
  • Note the approaches corporations and states are taking with accessing digital assets of deceased individuals.


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Online Access

Get immediate access to a robust collection of learning and reference materials, allowing you to dive deep into the information you need. Our self-study materials are authored by top-quality, industry experts who focus on helping you grasp concepts quickly using real-life examples. Download your CPE to any device, and take it with you so you can learn when and wherever you want. Complete your CPE with an online exam, and enjoy instant grading with the option to print your certificate immediately upon passing.

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Hard Copy

Our self-study materials are authored by top-quality, industry experts. You’ll receive a bound notebook of all the course materials, shipped to you within one business day. In addition, you’ll also have full online access. Each self-study package includes a robust collection of learning and reference materials to help you cover the information efficiently and put it into practice immediately.

hard copy
Self-Study Video

Experience high-quality instruction with our Self-Study Videos, available to you 24/7. With more than 80+ videos currently in the Western CPE Self-Study Video library, you can see and hear our expert instructors deliver the information you need in a dynamic way that allows you to immediately apply your learning. Unlike a live course or webcast, you can complete the course on your own time, playing and pausing as needed. Self-Study Videos allow you to complete your CPE requirements on your own time.

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