. Organizing Internet Usernames/Passwords
Today I’m sharing ideas about organizing your internet usernames and passwords. When I work with people, this is often a very confusing place in their lives. Most are somewhat dysfunctional when it comes to their Internet usernames and passwords. They have a piece of information here, a little bit there, and sometimes nowhere at all (except their very busy head). They don’t want to tell their computer to remember their usernames and passwords on all their accounts, because some things are rather private.
Also, while it is convenient to have the computer remember their usernames, email addresses, and passwords on many other accounts, they would also like a backup hard copy. They are afraid if they write this information down somewhere, someone else will inappropriately use it.
However, we must set up a usable system to keep this information in a specific “hard copy” location even as we protect the contents. I have prepared an “Internet Username and Password” form. You are welcome to download this Internet Username and Passwords form to help get your Internet usernames and passwords more organized.
It is important this “hard copy” information be set aside in a somewhat private location even as it is kept convenient enough to refer to as needed. In addition, you may want to use asterisks at key places as you record your user names, email addresses, and passwords to keep some information private (which you will readily remember but which will not be known to a stranger who might accidentally find the “spec” sheet).
If this information is kept systematically in one place, your Internet interaction will be much easier. You’ll be able to easily access pages which are important to you no matter how infrequently you might return to them. The information will be intact just as you desire.
Please be careful, and please know it’s important this information is kept safe, but it is also important it is kept using a complete and accurate system. By using this tool and these methods, your life will improve dramatically on and off the Internet. Take good care.
Find more helpful ideas in my House of Order Handbook.
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