...planning for the future using a Password Manager.
...stopping the cycle of having to think up and then forgetting your passwords.
...becoming "unhackable" with easy but strong passwords.
...saving your important documents in a digital form that you will always have with you.
...knowing who will get your passwords and documents when they need them most.
...six weeks that will change your life forever (and your family's)!
Digital Disaster Planning is a course that will teach you exactly, step by step, how to create a “digital lockbox” for you and your loved ones.
I teach seniors and beginning computer users all the time, so this course is specifically crafted to be easy to follow and non-techie.
I hold your hand every step of the way and teach you just the way I've taught many clients before you.
I break up each lesson into bite-sized, doable tasks that you complete. The course is designed to be complete in six weeks, but — with lifetime access to the content — you can work at your own pace. Some people have completed their Digital Disaster Plan in as little as three weeks.
I'm the founder of Digital Helpmates, and I've been tutoring individuals on their computers and smart devices since 2015.
Before that, I earned my undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University and went on to a career in advertising and graphic design. I've always been drawn to teaching (I have quite a few teachers in my family) and in 2006, I earned my High School California Teaching Credential from Dominican University. I taught at Redwood and Berkeley High School, both in the Bay Area.
After taking 10 years off to move to Bremerton, WA and start a family, I decided to go back to work -- this time as a technology tutor. I enjoyed it so much, and soon had many clients! I launched Digital Helpmates in 2020 (right before the pandemic hit). Now, I manage a team of tutors who help teach people in the way my clients loved -- with personalized, friendly, one-on-one help. I came to care deeply for all my clients, and my tutors do, too. To be honest, we all just love what we do!
Now that I have other tutors to help clients, I'm focusing on teaching in-depth courses on the topics I've been asked about the most by my clients over the years. One of my deep passions is helping keep seniors safe online.
I hope you will trust me to lead you on this journey!
A sneak peek of the Sessions...
Session 1: Your "Virtual Lockbox"
Help set up your "virtual lockbox" so you have 24/7 access to your passwords.
How to get your "virtual lockbox" for FREE on your computer
How to come up with a secure yet memorable password
How to never lose the answers to your website’s security questions.
Session 2: How to have your Virtual Lockbox with you always
Set up your "virtual lockbox" on your mobile devices, so you are never without your passwords or documents.
The benefits of having your "virtual lockbox" on mobile
How to use LastPass on your mobile devices, how it differs from the computer
What documents to begin gathering (and which NOT to bother gathering).
Worksheet: The "Must Save" Document Checklist
Worksheet: The "What NOT to Save" Document Checklist
Session 3: Two easy ways to preserve your documents forever
Capturing your documents is as easy as snapping a picture from your iPhone. For those without smartphones, we lead you through scanning them on your printer/scanner/copier.
Additional important documents you may not have considered gathering
How to scan OR photograph your documents so they are clear and legible
Accessing your vault & your documents
Worksheet: The Comprehensive "Have You Considered...?" Document Checklist
Worksheet: The "Other Data" Checklist
Session 4: Saving Credit Cards & More
How to never lose your credit cards, even if your wallet is lost or stolen. Additional time-saving benefit of entering credit cards you may not have considered.
The magic efficiency of Form Fill (it's like having an "online butler")
Make a record of phone conversations in your vault to help you if a conflict arises
Record interest rates, terms & conditions of credit cards so you KNOW when they change
Exercise: Emergency Access Brainstorm
Session 5: Give Emergency Access to your Vault
After this session, your passwords and important documents will have an easy and secure path to be delivered to your loved ones.
Why designating Emergency Access (EA) Contacts is better than handing over your passwords.
How EA Contacts will gain secure access to your vault
Asking EA Contacts: The best way to approach this conversation, and who to ask.
Worksheet: How To Choose Emergency Access Contacts
Email Template: Asking and Giving Instructions to Your Emergency Contacts
Session 6: Make Yourself Unhackable
Learn the most common ways we get hacked, and the "Kryptonite" for each of these methods. In this session, we will begin to change your most insecure passwords to protect your assets and identity.
How passwords are stolen, and how to easily avoid the common attacks using our "recipe"
The built-in tool that lets you know which passwords should be changed
How to safely share passwords that you can revoke access to at any time