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In the spirit of the holiday season, e-mail us the best piece of advice you’ve received – the one thing that someone shared with you that got you through, made a difference, changed your life.
Weâ€™ll â€œpay it forwardâ€ on New Year’s Day and post all of the advice we receive. And, we’ll pick the five pieces of advice we think really make a difference and those five people will get to choose from great prizes!
A reader sent in this great tip about a free password-generating software program available online:
A good program out there for password management is Any Password.
It generates better passwords than standard text ones and it lets you create folders to organize passwords in categories. You can also use the password generator to create usernames for certain sites such as banks and credit card companies.
Thanks for the great tip!
Have any tips of your own you’d like to share? Comment below or e-mail me!
I keep hearing about more and more cases of identity theft from my friends and family.
My friend who recently moved to Denver noticed fraudulent charges on her account only a week after she arrived! She thinks her credit card numbers were stolen after purchasing items online on her home computer.
On Friday night, I got a phone call and had a very interesting conversation:
“This is Chief So-and-So from the Minneapolis Fire Department. Do you know Laurie S.?”
“Uh, vaguely. I just met her at a dinner party I hosted a few nights ago. Is everything okay?”
“Yeah, there was a little garage fire here and she’s got your name and number written down here. We’re just trying to locate her.”
I thought it was a bit strange that they contacted me but really, how would they know that I had just met Laurie the other day? Think about it for a moment…if you had a garage fire, would first responders or even your neighbors know how to contact you?
So take a moment today to post your own name and cell phone number, along with other important emergency #’s, somewhere in your own home like on the fridge or by your landline phone. Choose an obvious place where someone can find it in a hurry!!
As you might have heard, we’re gearing up for our latest addition to the site…Travel!
I recently got back from a trip to San Francisco, or “The City,” as it’s proudly called by the locals. Thankfully, I really love to travel and I think I might be one of the few misguided souls in this world who actually loves airports (people-watching!).
But despite my secret crush on airplane pretzels and in-flight magazine crossword puzzles, I have a travel pet peeve: airport security. It always takes SO long!
So if you’re like me and hate waiting in line, I’ve put together a handy little guide to get you through security just that extra bit faster…