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Technology Refresh at Home

10 Steps for a Successful Technology Refresh at Home

Technology improves every year and if used correctly, can have a very positive improvement in your current lifestyle.  If you are currently using outdated hardware or software, maybe its time for you to get a technology refresh at home too. First things first, what exactly is a technology refresh at...

12 Golden Rules of Netiquette

12 Golden Rules of Netiquette

Here is my list of the 12 Golden rules of Netiquette.  Netiquette is the combining of 2 words (internet-etiquette) and is the correct way of communicating on the Internet.  Our society needs rules in order to function correctly and our Internet is no exception.  Like any  environment that is shared...

Free Money Management Apps

Best Free Money Management and Budgeting Apps for 2019

Mint, Finovera, and Personal Capital are all free money management apps used to help you manage your money but they go about it in different ways.  In order to properly manage your finances, you will want to use all of them.  Here’s why. Both Mint, Finovera, and Personal Capital will...

Scanner Review Canon P215

Review of the Canon ImageFORMULA P-215ii Scanner

If you are looking to go paperless and need a portable but high quality scanner, look no further than my Canon ImageFormula P-215ii review. This is a fantastic portable duplex document scanner that can be found at a great price everywhere. I bought 2 scanners when I was moving to...

Best Laptop Accessories

Best Laptop Accessories for Students

So you have a new laptop and are ready to take it to school? Are you sure you have the right stuff to get you through a whole day of classes? Here is a list of the best laptop accessories for students to make sure you are ready for the...

How to Go Paperless in 5 Easy Steps

How to Go Paperless at Home in 5 Easy Steps

We are all drowning in paper and it is time for us to start taking control of our paper clutter in our lives!  Welcome to the first article about my paperless project.  My goal is not to scan and save everything.  Doing that just moves the paper clutter to digital...

HP Elitebook 840 Review

HP Elitebook 840 G1 Review

This is a review of the HP Elitebook 840 G1 laptop. I recently bought it refurbished on eBay for around $250 with an i5, 180 GB SSD, and a 14 inch touch screen. Here is my review. My core needs were focused around portability, durability, expandability. I needed something that...

Getting Things Done OneNote

How You Can Use Getting Things Done with OneNote

Being productive is more important then being busy.  I have learned to use Getting Things Done with OneNote to increase my productivity and provide me with more time to spend on the important things in life.  Let me show you how I did it so you can be more productive...