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  • Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 2

    Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 2

    In the previous article, I discussed backup strategies and how to get organized to best deal with your data. This time, I’ll walk you though some options to make the local copy of all of your important files. Decisions, decisions, decisions Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you view it, there are a ton ofContinue reading →Read More »
  • Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 1

    Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 1

    Life sometimes feels chaotic in general, but once you start thinking of how important your digital assets are, it can be overwhelming. Think about it for a minute. Photos of your children, writings, school work, art. So many things that are created and stored on a computer are irreplaceable, yet the average person does veryContinue reading →Read More »
  • First Time Dad: Surviving the First Two Weeks

    First Time Dad: Surviving the First Two Weeks

    Hey dads or soon-to-be dads! I thought it would be fun to share my experiences and some thoughts I have about preparing to be a dad and how to survive those first couple of weeks home with your new baby. Hopefully some of my ideas can make things just a little bit easier for youContinue reading →Read More »
  • Frugal Ways to Invest your Change

    Frugal Ways to Invest your Change

    Every family has one sitting around. Maybe it’s on your dresser, stuffed in your closet, or tucked in the corner of your room. Maybe your kids even have their own. That’s right, I’m talking about a change jar. For years, our family tradition has been to empty our pockets at the end of the day,Continue reading →Read More »
  • Family Password Management

    Family Password Management

    Passwords are a big deal these days.  You see it on the news – don’t write your passwords down, make them long and complicated, change them often, and definitely never reuse them.  As a busy dad and husband, I'm lucky to remember to tie my shoes on the way out the door, let alone aContinue reading →Read More »
  • Shared Family Calendar – No More Scheduling Issues!

    Shared Family Calendar – No More Scheduling Issues!

    Picture a relaxing Sunday morning.  I just woke up and am looking forward to making a nice espresso and reading the morning news, only to be greeted by an impatient wife asking if I was ready to go.  Apparently, I agreed to go somewhere a month ago, and of course I forgot about it untilContinue reading →Read More »
  • Abode: Self-Installed Security for your Home

    Abode: Self-Installed Security for your Home

    My family has always liked the idea of having an alarm system.  Not because we live in a bad neighborhood, but simply for peace of mind.  Since this was a “want” and not a “need” we never wanted to pay the high monthly fees from the big alarm companies.  Being a tech-oriented person, I quicklyContinue reading →Read More »

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