Where did my files go??

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Have you ever had one of these moments? “Where did that document/picture/download go?”

Finding documents, pictures and downloads on your computer has become easier over the years. You can find all of this by clicking on the ‘File folder’ icon on the ‘Taskbar’, at the bottom of your computer screen.

Taskbar with notesThe taskbar is a long strip that goes along your whole screen and has several icons.  Click on the file folder icon, labeled ‘Computer files’ above (On your computer this is referred to as ‘File Explorer’). That will take you to the ‘insides’ of your computer.   Continue reading Where did my files go??

First steps


Get your house in order first

Before you do anything, make sure these areas are taken care of:  Food, Utilities, Mortgage/Rent, Transportation. If you are behind on any of these, then don’t pay ANYTHING else until these BASIC NECESSITIES are current. Here is a very basic outline of a very first budget, or spending plan:

  • Income
    • Paycheck(s)
    • Other income
  • Food
  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Mortgage/Rent
  • Car payment
  • Car insurance
  • Car fuel

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Email Hacking

Have you had your email hacked recently? You are in good company! President G.H. Bush had his hacked while in the hospital; Sara Palin was a victim of email hacking (good company??). Many of us still don’t use the best passwords, nor do we change them very often. I have seen recently many sites requiring 10 character passwords, with at least one lower case, one uppercase, one number and one character! But just changing your password may not be enough! A little bit of searching can give a hacker enough information to also guess your answers to your security questions! Then, they can change your password, the security questions, alternate email account, and guess what (?), it is now their email account, lost to you forever!! I couldn’t believe it either, but think about it … Continue reading Email Hacking