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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9 Ways To Know if You Have Been Hacked
9 Ways To Know if You Have Been Hacked Protect Your Identity July 23rd, 2022
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 23rd, 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 13th, 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 6th, 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 20th, 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 July 23rd, 2022
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 October 4th, 2022
Have you ever been browsing a website and then later received an email from the company even though you had…
Why Do I Get Calls From Phone Numbers That Are Similar to My Number?
Why Do I Get Calls From Phone Numbers That Are Similar to My Number? Cell Phones July 18th, 2022
Have you ever gotten a phone call and noticed that the caller ID displays a phone number that is very…
How To Create a Safe Password
How To Create a Safe Password Protect Your Identity August 8th, 2022
Are you one of the estimated 66% of people who use the same password for multiple accounts? It's understandable, as…
17 Ways To Eat Healthy on a Budget
17 Ways To Eat Healthy on a Budget Health April 27th, 2021
Eating healthy can be expensive. In fact, a compilation of 27 studies from 10 countries discovered that food for a…
15 Tried-and-True Ways To Save More Money
15 Tried-and-True Ways To Save More Money Save Money April 15th, 2021
Almost everyone wants to save more money. And saving is one of the key steps in money expert Clark Howard's…
How To Store Your Important Financial Documents Online
How To Store Your Important Financial Documents Online Money & Credit April 14th, 2021
There are many reasons people choose to digitize their documents. Having digital copies allows you to find files quickly and…
How To Speed Up a Slow Computer for Free
How To Speed Up a Slow Computer for Free Mobile & Electronics March 16th, 2021
One of the most common complaints computer users have is that, over time, their computers become slower. The machines start…
11 Tips to Keep Your Cell Phone Safe
11 Tips to Keep Your Cell Phone Safe Cell Phones February 15th, 2021
From apps to contacts to accounts and more, our phones contain so much personal information. Have you ever thought about…
4 Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office
4 Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office Save Money January 14th, 2021
Why pay for something when you can get it for free? Microsoft Office is a popular office program, but it…
12 Keys To Keeping Your Home Wi-Fi Network Safe and Secure
12 Keys To Keeping Your Home Wi-Fi Network Safe and Secure Mobile & Electronics February 18th, 2022
Many people buy a wireless router, bring it home, plug it in, connect it -- and then forget about their…
6 Keys To Getting Great Customer Support Every Time
6 Keys To Getting Great Customer Support Every Time Mobile & Electronics June 25th, 2021
When you call a company for customer support— especially technical support— it pays to be prepared. How To Get the…
Woman checking email
14 Steps To Keeping Your Email Safe and Secure Protect Your Rights & Identity July 5th, 2022
You can't be too vigilant when it comes to computer security. It's way too often that we hear of a…
How To Bring an Old Laptop Back to Life for Free
How To Bring an Old Laptop Back to Life for Free Mobile & Electronics November 29th, 2022
Every few years (or even more often than that), most of us replace our electronics with new versions. But for most…