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February 11, 2010

It's hard to remember all of those passwords for different sites, and writing them all down isn't safe, so how do you keep up with them all? Start a separate free email account (yahoo, hotmail, gmail, etc) just to keep up with those passwords.

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By 13 found this helpful
December 10, 2010

I remember sentences to create passwords for my computer. For example, I may think, "I Love My dog so much" so my password would be "ILMDSM"

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August 6, 2014

This is a tip passed on to me by my security instructor that works with government installations. Go to a password generator website. Choose to generate an 8 character string and check the boxes for lowercase, uppercase, numbers and symbols.

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March 31, 2008

I use a spiral notebook to keep tips, website addresses or phone numbers for companies I might use at gift buying time by the computer. I also write my passwords for different logins on the back cover. It is quick and I don't need to memorize all the different logins.

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By 4 found this helpful
September 27, 2011

I don't use many different screennames to keep it simple, but here is how I remember my passwords. I write them down, and carry most in my wallet, but I disguise them with words and numbers that only I would know or understand.

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July 28, 2014

Choose a category that interests you; Premier League Footballers, Wild Flowers or whatever. Find a name for all of the more commonly used letters of the alphabet.

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June 22, 20045 found this helpful

Not necessarily a "thrifty" tip, but a time/trouble saving. If you're need a security code word or password you can use a phone number of a friend or family member that's ingrained in your long-term memory, along with their initials.

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By 12 found this helpful
September 30, 2011

I have given this lots of thought and have figured out a simple way to have a unique password for every site I visit with only needing to remember 3 words.

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By 5 found this helpful
June 6, 2011

I have a unique way for remembering my passwords. I came up with a simple sentence that I can remember, for instance:"I love hot fudge sundaes and chocolate cake 2 !" My actual password would be: ilhfs&cc2!

Write new passwords in an address book to remember them.

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By 4 found this helpful
September 6, 2011

I have found that it is best to keep a hard copy of my e-mail address book and user names and passwords, just in case of computer loss or my memory failure. I use a 3 by 5 inch spiral notecard book.

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December 9, 2010

If you have a computer program that remembers all of your passwords for you for all of the websites you visit, you can get very dependent on that for serving as your "memory". If your system were to fail, you would probably be hard pressed to remember all of your passwords.

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July 13, 2008

I use my computer constantly and have for many years. Along the way, I've joined many, many sites, forums, etc. with user names and passwords. I use the same for most, but there are those that require something a little different and mine won't work.

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September 6, 2013

When I get an email to help me reset it, I go back to it after I have reset the password and type it in that email and resend it to myself.

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September 30, 2008

Since an assortment of creative passwords and other info is too much to remember when accessing your favorite websites, you might find the following tip useful:

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October 16, 2013

Use a phrase or an abbreviation of a phrase that you can remember and a series of numbers for your password. For example "i am crazy about dogs" can be "iacad" then add numbers and a special character at the end.

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March 23, 2016

Instead of random letters for passwords, create an 8 word sentence (with at least one number in it) that's memorable to you. Use a song lyric, favorite line from a book or movie or personal statement.

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