How to remember passwords -- and what to do if you can't


Keywords, user IDs, account numbers, passwords that must contain both letters and numbers: the list of important login information we are required to remember is overwhelming indeed. Remembering increasingly complex and often-changing password combinations can be extremely difficult -- and for some people, it seems next to impossible.

CreditCards.comspoke to memory experts Scott Hagwood, the first American Grandmaster of Memory who memorized 800 numbers in sequence, and Dr. Thomas Crook, author of The Memory Advantage, to find out how average users like you and me can remember our passwords and account numbers without writing them down.

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