So most of your passwords are just set to be remembered and that’s it?
Even those in your mind, I presume are for stuff like your email and banking.
Do they differ, or do they tend to be quite similar?
Pretty much. However my system for passwords is based on using two key words and then a word relating in some way to the website/service - in effect every password is unique but shares similarities. This way I usually can work out or remember the password.
This. The mobile version can be a pain sometimes, but honestly, I prefer it to using one or 2 passwords on every site I visit, especially since the number of sites getting hacked seems to be increasing and then it is a pain.
I’ve tried using a password manager in the past, but I’ve not been able to find one that works for me. So I adopted a little algorithm to create my password for each site. That way my password are dependent on the same elements, and thus I don’t forget them. Maybe it’s not the most secure, but at least I have unique passwords for each site.
I have a couple of passwords that I use. One for very important things like banking and crypto, then one for relatively important things like emails and important subscriptions, then one for business related accounts and finally one or two that I won’t loose any sleep over if leaked (that I usually use for forums).
The only mission comes in with password complexity. My “cheap” password is basically just a bunch of numbers, but sometimes I have to add some zeros to the front of it or letters or something which makes me forget it.
I’ve never really looked at LastPass, but I’ve been using KeePass for years. Open source, light weight that I can access from anywhere including my phone. Use it to store all my passwords, serial numbers and 2FA codes.