I am mildly paranoid about protecting the security of my financial accounts. I often use Tails on a live USB for its light weight and amnesia. However, I also require the use of Chrome to visit some sites that I trust. Tails is unable to accomodate Chrome at this time. I would use Ubuntu on a live USB, but I find it very tedious and slow to install Chrome for every boot.
Would it be more secure to use a Ubuntu virtual machine and virtual keyboard, or do a full install of Ubuntu on a USB 3.0 drive? The former option would be more practical, is it safe enough?
I am green, other suggestions welcome, of course.