We don't like to talk about the end of our lives, but it's something that is important to plan for, both for ourselves and for those we leave behind. These days, estate planning includes not only who will inherit our worldly goods when we die, but also what will happen to our digital … [Read more...] about What happens to your online life when you die?
As the housing market has improved, so has another aspect of real estate: the tech tools available to help you sell your home. “Before the recession, agents were still marketing to other agents,” says Brian Balduf, co-founder and CEO of VHT Studios, which provides digital marketing services … [Read more...] about 12 tech tools to help sell your home
When you sign up for broadband Internet service, you need a modem that converts the digital signal into something your computers, phones, TVs and other connected devices can talk to. The big cable and phone companies make it very easy for you by offering to rent you a modem to use, but you don’t … [Read more...] about How to save on Internet by buying your own modem
I love taking pictures, but the really fun part is editing them. How did we ever survive when we had to take a photo and wait a week to get it developed and see how it came out? Since the advent of cellphone cameras, we spend more time cropping, coloring, adding text and blurring the edges of our … [Read more...] about Fun free (or cheap) photo editing apps
Some neighborhoods are cozy, but it’s more likely today that you really don’t know very many of your neighbors. These days, we connect with the world electronically, not over the back fence. Enter Nextdoor, a free private social network for neighborhood communities. On Nextdoor, the website … [Read more...] about How to start or join a neighborhood social network
While companies like Comcast, Cox, Verizon, AT&T, and CenturyLink try to lease you a modem and router combo for your internet service, you are not required to take it. Instead, you can buy your own modem and router to own your own device and avoid that monthly fee. Modem, Router or Combo? I … [Read more...] about Smart routers to simplify and speed up your home network
The first few months of the year are a perfect time to get your house in order and declutter: It’s often cold or dark outside, so you’re stuck in the house anyway; you have Christmas gifts to put away; you're ready to start in on your New Year's resolution to get better organized; and spring … [Read more...] about Decluttering? Sell on Facebook
Want to advance your career? Professional development today must include smart use of social media sites. Social networking is important, whether you are looking for a job or are mid-career, and whether you work for yourself or are advancing the corporate ladder. If your current social media … [Read more...] about How to use social media to enhance your career
About one-third of those who own a smartphone say the cost is a financial burden. If you use a smartphone but are stressed out over the cost of data access charges, then you will want to review the following list of activities that use a lot of data. If you do any of these tasks routinely, they can … [Read more...] about 4 ways to painlessly reduce smartphone data costs
Ninety percent of adults own a cell phone and more than 60 percent of them own a smartphone. However, 20 percent of smartphone owners say the cost is a financial burden. So, is it worth the extra money? Or would a lower cost cell phone adequately serve your needs? The initial cost of a cell phone … [Read more...] about Cell phone or smartphone: Which mobile technology is best for you?
The holiday shopping season is well under way even though we just celebrated Halloween. A big item that people purchase at this time of year is electronics. Great deals can be had but it pays to enter into your purchases with knowledge because not all deals are created equal. Following are some … [Read more...] about How to save money on electronics
By Mitch Lipka, Reuters.com When Christel Shea was trying to book a trip from Providence, Rhode Island, to Greenville, South Carolina, a couple of weeks ago, it took more than one online search for her to identify that the best buy was to fly into Charlotte, North Carolina and rent a car for the … [Read more...] about 6 great ways to save big bucks on airfare
Building a free or cheap website is desirable for many reasons. Perhaps you are a first-timer who has never had a website before, and aren't sure what you want to do with it. Or, you plan to write a personal blog. Maybe you just want a temporary website, to use as an online resume while you look for … [Read more...] about 3 great, cheap options for building your own website
For decades, the telephone has been the real estate agent’s tool of the trade. But a new wave of younger homebuyers is changing the way agents use those phones. Millennials, those born between 1980 and the late '90s don’t want to talk. They want texts. “We’re on our phones all the time, and this … [Read more...] about How millennials are changing real estate
According to a recent survey from LinkedIn, more than 64% of professionals use their mobile devices to browse career opportunities online, and 45% say they’ve actually applied for positions right from their smart phone. Mobile technology has made it easier for job hunters – both active and passive – … [Read more...] about 4 ways your smartphone can help your career