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Back Up To the Cloud – I Beg You

A friend wrote to me about the agony she was suffering trying to transfer all the files from her almost-dead computer to her new one. She was using flash drives and it was taking days. I wrote back to her with this: “I urge you to throw down those flash drives and do this instead:[…]

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Jerk Alert – If You Own A Website, Beware of this Ripoff

Let me amend that title: If you simply own a domain; you know, like “awesomestuff.com,” even if you haven’t built a website on it yet, watch out. You might get a bogus invoice in the mail one day from a company claiming you’re a customer. One of my clients got one this week: Thank goodness[…]

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Manterruptions – It’s Not Just You

Just sayin’. Or trying to, anyway… Women are interrupted far more often than men are. Mostly it’s men who do it, but women do it too. So if you’re interrupted often, it’s not just you. It’s a persistent and pervasive gender bias. Not complaining. Just sayin’. Be aware. Learn to adapt. And don’t perpetuate it yourself.  Read[…]

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Password Hell

Here’s what they all tell you: Never use a password that includes names, numbers, or places from your life. Never use the same password twice. Never write down your passwords. Never store your passwords on your computer or your phone. Never give your passwords to anyone else. Password Rules Are Hell According to rules Number[…]

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Nancy Shenker Did A Funny Thing For Business

Last week I got an email from Nancy Shenker, guru of theONSwitch, and in it she announced that she’s starting a video series on business. Did I say just a video series? I should have said a puppet show video series on business. What? I gave it a watch and I thought it was awesome. There’s[…]

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A Better, Tech-ier Way To Send Money Overseas

The extent to which people are moving around the globe; traveling overseas, taking extended stays, becoming expats – well, you’d think the whole world was their home. Wait a minute, the whole world is our home, isn’t it? More Travel. More Money Moving Around the Globe. As we grow older, many of us are traveling[…]

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Hectic Holidays? 3 Sites and Apps to Save You Time and Money Right Now and All Year

You’re running around. You’re spending money. You’re starting to feel that familiar holiday-stress, that slippery-slope feeling: not enough time, too much spending. Your natural instinct is to double down on the hours of holiday preparation, grit your teeth and shell out the money even though it’s starting to feel out of control. You’re not alone.[…]

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How to Use Tech to Donate to Good Causes For Free

Contributing to the common good is one of the very best reasons for becoming more tech savvy. And it’s even better when your use of tech helps people in need (or the planet) at no cost to you, and via a process that makes your donations automatic and effortless. Once you set up your participation,[…]

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Tech Aversion is The New “Old”

We’re not “old.” Not the way we saw our grandparents. We have active, connected, vibrant lives. Sure, one day we may stop working at our jobs, but we aren’t withdrawing from an involved life. We are young at heart and in spirit. Yes, we are. But there is one area that we may be blind[…]

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Social Media Marketing: How To Stop Running On A Hamster Wheel In Hell

Last spring I conducted a webinar for Janet Neal’s Tribe of Superbwomen on social media marketing for the small business owner. I called it “How to Stop Running On The Social Media Marketing Hamster Wheel In Hell,” because that’s what so many entrepreneurial women do, particularly, I think, women over 50. We didn’t grow up with[…]