Seek free online credit reports

Have you checked out your credit report lately? You should, because what the credit reporting agencies — Experian, TransUnion and Equifax — have to say about your credit worthiness will affect the interest rates you’re charged on loans and purchases. For example, your credit standing can make or break your ability to buy a house […]

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Websites offer random insights

For your consideration, a collection of websites featuring content that may amuse, entertain and educate: Project Apollo Archive: Flickr http://bit.ly/204Nm0A For years, I’ve been accessing Apollo moon mission photos directly from NASA websites and NASA-related sites. But you also can view and download high-resolution Apollo mission photos from image-sharing site Flickr. The Project Apollo Archive […]

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New century gains distinction online

I recently came across an interesting information chart featuring a top 10 list of the highest grossing movies in history (http://bit.ly/1OgYjVz). On Jan. 6, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” became the top money-making film in U.S. box office history, passing “Avatar.” While one movie topping another in gross revenue is nothing new or unique, what […]

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Internet Truths 2016

Here we are at the start of a new year — time for a “heart to heart” about the Internet. Every year, I review a list of fundamental truths about the Internet that everyone should know. These are, essentially, “disclaimers” to read and understand. As the Internet evolves in use and function, these “read before […]

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