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    Question Online Password Managers

    I'm still young, but a conversation with my parents the other day has had me rethinking my management of online information.

    As a single parent, if I ever passed, not one person would have any idea how to manage, cancel, or review any of my account information - this scares me just a bit.

    So I want to start rethinking my management of my online information and provide a solution that would be as trouble free for any other person that I give access to. One thought was using online password managers? Others were excel databases that would be stored in a safe at home or a deposit box in a bank.

    What have you all done (without giving away personal information of course)?


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    Re: Online Password Managers

    I wrote a password management application that we use at home.


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    Re: Online Password Managers

    I use dropbox and KeePass to sync all my passwords on all my PCs and my phone. I back that up to an external drive every night and I print them all out ever once in a while and put it in my safe.

    I don't trust online pwd managers.



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    Re: Online Password Managers

    whether or not you agree with the man is irrelevant, but you could/should keep a set of documents with everything anyone would ever need to know when you die

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    Re: Online Password Managers

    I guess tonight should be the night I tell the wife my CF password....



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    Quote Originally Posted by chewbocka View Post
    whether or not you agree with the man is irrelevant, but you could/should keep a set of documents with everything anyone would ever need to know when you die

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    I can see keeping that documentation in a safety deposit box or safe (that your wife knows how to get in) but I wouldn't keep it in a drawer in my house.



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    Re: Online Password Managers

    Quote Originally Posted by chewbocka View Post
    whether or not you agree with the man is irrelevant, but you could/should keep a set of documents with everything anyone would ever need to know when you die

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    This was helpful as well. This was my next step in the bigger picture.

    I have read and utilized the drop box solution with Keepass before, but my fear is this would prove too difficult for others - looking for something simple.

    What I liked about the online solutions is this provides accessibility for anyone anywhere - given rights. This isn't only about easibility for me now, but accessibility for anyone later.

    Even saying that, I'm still very open to hearing others solutions.


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    Re: Online Password Managers

    I just wrote down all my pertinent info, passwords, swiss bank accounts, etc on paper and put it in a lock box.



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    Re: Online Password Managers

    I keep a list in Excel. I'm fortunate enough to still have my parents in good health. They're named in my will as executors of my estate, so every 6 months or so I print an updated list out and give it to them.

    Keeping papers in a safe deposit box is good, but it's also one more thing your survivors will have to worry about at a time when they'd probably rather not have to deal with it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by azepp View Post
    I keep a list in Excel. I'm fortunate enough to still have my parents in good health. They're named in my will as executors of my estate, so every 6 months or so I print an updated list out and give it to them.

    Keeping papers in a safe deposit box is good, but it's also one more thing your survivors will have to worry about at a time when they'd probably rather not have to deal with it.
    Remember that anything electronic isn't really gone.



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    Re: Online Password Managers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms3r4ISU View Post
    Remember that anything electronic isn't really gone.
    I don't understand what you mean. Could you clarify?



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    Re: Online Password Managers

    Write it down or type it up and give it to someone, or put in a safe deposit box or safe. There's no reason to get overly high tech with it. A pencil and paper still works just fine.



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    Quote Originally Posted by azepp View Post
    I don't understand what you mean. Could you clarify?
    Just remember that list is there when you get rid of your computer. Just deleting it isn't enough.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I can see keeping that documentation in a safety deposit box or safe (that your wife knows how to get in) but I wouldn't keep it in a drawer in my house.
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    Re: Online Password Managers

    Do you have a will? I would have my will drawn up, name the executors of my estate, then deal with the password management. The last thing you want is for something to happen to you and have the courts become the executor of your estate.

    Having my will draw up was one of the first things I did when I became a truly single parent. I sat down with me executors and went through the important stuff - it wasn't fun, but it was piece of mind.



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