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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Does Daylight Savings Time Scare the Daylights Out of You?


By Catherine Powell

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In less than 2 weeks, it will be time to set our clocks ahead by one hour.  That's because March 8, 2020 is the start of Daylight Savings Time (DST). I don’t see why they call it that.  It ought to be Daylight Stealing Time is you ask me.  That’s because when you spring forward, what you actually do is steal one precious hour from your weekend. While many argue that you get it back in six months when we North Americans are obligated to fall back,what most citizens fail to appreciate is how much psycho social damage both time-jumps actually cause.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

How to Drive the Best Deal on Your Next Car?


By Catherine Powell

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Other than a rent or mortgage payment, the single biggest monthly installment most folks make every month is their car payment.  Since many new and some used vehicles cost about as much as houses did a couple decades ago, I thought it was high time I took the time to show you how to drive the best deal on your next set of wheels. 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Are You Ready for the Internet of Things?


By Catherine Powell

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I can still remember back when personal computers were new and ultra-expensive.  Today, everything from my car to my TV is computerized and you can buy a laptop for under $500.  But what’s really scary is the fact that soon a lot of other dumb appliances and apparel are going to be internet-enabled.  If you don’t want to get left in the lurch, you need to learn a little about what is being called the Internet of things or IoT.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Motorcycle Safety Tips


By Catherine Powell

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There’s nothing like the freedom of the open road to a motorcycle owner.  The wind in the face and the roar of the engine as the dotted lines race by in a blur on the highway is like a Zen experience to most riders.  Better yet is if they live in Florida, it means they get to enjoy riding their bikes all year long.  That being said, the one thing that can ruin the bliss of biking is the possibility of getting cut off by another motorist or winding up in an accident.  To help all you easy riders out there stay safe, I decided to give you a few safety tips that can help you avoid becoming a statistic.

How to Keep Your Credit Cards from Being Hacked

  By Catherine Powell Now that Thanksgiving is over, the holiday shopping season is in full swing.   That means lots of trips to the stores,...