Karen Datko

Karen Datko, Writer

A veteran of three decades in the newspaper business, I moved to online writing and editing in 2007, specializing in personal finance. I'm frugal but not cheap, have zero debt and paid off my mortgage in 11 years. I live with my two dogs in Havre, Mont.


How to Manage Your Data After Death

Estate planning now means managing your virtual legacy too — from your Facebook account and digitized family photos to your email inbox and your favorite playlist.

Facebook Wants to Listen to What You Hear

A new optional feature of the Facebook smartphone app turns on your phone’s microphone so Facebook can identify and share the music or TV show you’re listening to or viewing.