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  •  I use Lastpass. However, here is an alternative: (0+ / 0-)

    I used to make up password phrases for each financial site and put mnemonics in the names of files containing random garbage.

    An even better idea is to use pictures as mnemonics- for example, if your password for your bank is "MydogSpot" take a picture of Spot and name the file Banksy. Someone who found the file would first think that it is a picture of your dog "Banksy" and even if he figured out it was the password for your bank he would have to know your dog's real name.

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