Shelly Lott About the author:
Currently working in the IT field, Shelly is interested in technology, minimalism and frugality. When not working, she enjoys reading, writing and walking.
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7 Free Apps and Resources for Veterans
7 Free Apps and Resources for Veterans Save Money June 22, 2022
Millions of mobile apps exist to help make our lives easier. However, a select few are made just for veterans.…
How To Avoid a Tricky New Home Energy Audit Scam
How To Avoid a Tricky New Home Energy Audit Scam Scams & Rip-Offs May 13, 2022
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns that a new scam uses homeowners' energy bills to target them, and falling for…
What You Need To Do if Your Phone Gets Lost or Stolen
What You Need To Do if Your Phone Gets Lost or Stolen Cell Phones May 10, 2022
Our phones contain a record of our lives. They're not just for texting and calling; they're really mini-computers that hold…
5 Ways To Start Living Below Your Means
5 Ways To Start Living Below Your Means Save Money April 12, 2022
To create financial breathing room in your life, it's important to live on less than what you earn. The less…
4 Free Email Accounts for 2022
4 Free Email Accounts for 2022 Save Money April 5, 2022
There is no need to pay for an email account. There are a ton of free options available and you…
8 Free or Cheap Cybersecurity Tips for Travelers
8 Free or Cheap Cybersecurity Tips for Travelers Travel March 31, 2022
Most of us look forward to vacations, and we're taking more and more technology items with us when we travel:…
How To Extend the Lives of These 5 Major Appliances
How To Extend the Lives of These 5 Major Appliances Save Money March 30, 2022
Major appliances are expensive. Unfortunately, prices have increased significantly in the last few years partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic…
NewsBank: How To Read Your Local Newspaper for Free
NewsBank: How To Read Your Local Newspaper for Free Save Money March 16, 2022
I'm constantly looking for ways to reduce my monthly bills and save money. One item I splurge on is a…
Is Your Old Router a Security Risk?
Is Your Old Router a Security Risk? Internet March 10, 2022
Most of us have a wireless router in our homes. We tend to set them up and then forget about…
6 Tax Breaks for Retirees
6 Tax Breaks for Retirees Taxes February 10, 2022
It's officially tax season. Did you know that tax credits exist to help retirees save on their tax bills? The…
5 Tips From a Minimalist That Can Save You a Lot of Money
5 Tips From a Minimalist That Can Save You a Lot of Money Save Money January 27, 2022
It isn't too hard to understand how being a minimalist can save you money. Minimalists own less and buy less.…
8 Things To Stop Buying This Year
8 Things To Stop Buying This Year Save Money January 24, 2022
Cutting down on your daily expenses can add real financial breathing room to your life. Have you taken a hard…
How To Avoid Common Social Security Scams
How To Avoid Common Social Security Scams Scams & Rip-Offs January 11, 2022
Social Security scams are a major issue and can be extremely dangerous for your wallet. How common is it? AARP…
7 Items You Should Never Carry in Your Wallet
7 Items You Should Never Carry in Your Wallet Money & Credit January 10, 2022
We tend to carry all kinds of personal items in our purses or wallets. While it is necessary to carry…
10 Things You Should Always Buy in Bulk
10 Things You Should Always Buy in Bulk Warehouse Clubs December 9, 2021
Buying in bulk can be a great way to save money and stock up on items you use most often.…
12 Easy Ways To Extend the Life of Your Computer or Laptop
12 Easy Ways To Extend the Life of Your Computer or Laptop Save Money December 6, 2021
Many experts agree that the average life of a computer or laptop is about three to five years. But manufacturers…
3 Free Tools To Find Secret Codes and Discounts While Shopping Online
3 Free Tools To Find Secret Codes and Discounts While Shopping Online Shopping & Retail November 30, 2021
Can you really shop and save at the same time? It's not only possible, it can actually be pretty easy…
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How To View, Print and Save Your Amazon Receipts Shopping & Retail November 16, 2021
Each time you place an order on Amazon, an invoice for that order is created. Amazon makes it very easy…
Top 13 Tips To Avoid Internet Scams
Top 13 Tips To Avoid Internet Scams Internet November 10, 2021
The internet is part of our daily life. We use it for entertainment, work, education, shopping and much more. And…
4 Things To Consider Before You Buy a New Cell Phone
4 Things To Consider Before You Buy a New Cell Phone Cell Phones October 28, 2021
Companies like Apple, Google and Samsung are constantly working to improve and innovate cell phones. They often hold annual events…
7 Free Resources To Help People 50+ Find Jobs
7 Free Resources To Help People 50+ Find Jobs Jobs October 28, 2021
Even near retirement age, many adults stay or return to the workforce for a variety of reasons from staying busy…
14 Free and Easy Ways To Learn More About Technology
14 Free and Easy Ways To Learn More About Technology Save Money October 8, 2021
According to the Pew Research Center, 85% of U.S. adults now own a smartphone. This statistic is not surprising. The…
9 Ways To Repurpose an Old Cell Phone or Tablet
9 Ways To Repurpose an Old Cell Phone or Tablet Cell Phones September 30, 2021
Many of us have old cell phones and tablets that we're no longer be using. Technology changes so rapidly that…
9 Ways To Know if You Have Been Hacked
9 Ways To Know if You Have Been Hacked Protect Your Identity September 29, 2021
Hackers use many different tactics to steal your personal information. Before you know it, your bank accounts can be empty…
6 Free Ways To Speed Up Your Cell Phone
6 Free Ways To Speed Up Your Cell Phone Cell Phones September 23, 2021
A common complaint among smartphone users is that their phones have slowed down; they say it takes "forever" to open…
How To Know if You’re Getting the Internet Speed You’re Paying For
How To Know if You’re Getting the Internet Speed You’re Paying For Internet September 13, 2021
From the home office to your living room, a residential internet connection has become essential for most of us. But…
10 Free Computer Programs To Replace Expensive Alternatives
10 Free Computer Programs To Replace Expensive Alternatives Save Money September 6, 2021
Why pay for something when you can get it for free? At home and at work, I use many free…
5 Free Organizing Tips for Your Home
5 Free Organizing Tips for Your Home Save Money August 20, 2021
I am a frugal minimalist, so I'm always looking for ways to organize, declutter and save money. Several years ago…
How To Create a Throwaway Email To Avoid Spam
How To Create a Throwaway Email To Avoid Spam Protect Your Identity August 17, 2021
Have you ever been asked to share your email address to get a discount or other offer? People are becoming…
How Spammers Get Your Email Address
How Spammers Get Your Email Address Protect Your Rights & Identity August 17, 2021
Have you ever been browsing a website and then later received an email from the company even though you had…