I maintain a spreadsheet detailing:
The name of the institution (Bank, Investment firm, credit union etc)
The type of account(s), checking, savings, cd, taxable investment, or IRA, utility and property tax info, and safe deposit box info.
The name on the account, and how it is held: whether or not it is a joint, TOD, or other
The account number
The beneficiaries on the account
The name and phone number of the institution, and contact person, if any.
I update it when there are changes.
I do not include the value of the accounts, or on-line passwords, etc.
I do the same for my husband's accounts.
I give a copy of my husband's to his son, who is the alternate executor of his estate, and mine to my oldest daughter, who is the alternate executor on my estate.
i hope this helps.
Last edited by Gnirk
on Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.