1 Organize Your Log-Ins
- The average American has 90 or more online accounts2 making it hard to keep track of all those usernames and passwords. One solution may be to explore a third-party password manager. These are programs that manage all your site log-ins in one secure place.
- Feel more comfortable retaining the information yourself? Consider storing it on an external hard drive or in a written document you can lock up somewhere safe and accessible.
- Wherever you decide to store your login info, be sure to update those records each time you change your passwords. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) recommends changing them every 30 days.3 Make them strong by using unusual characters and spellings. Do not use your initials, birthdates, pets' names, kids' names or something anyone can find by using social media.
1 Kiplinger, 2019.
2 Dashlane Analysis, 2015.
3 Better Business Bureau (BBB), 2018.