All Greek to me - a se­niors guide to tech­nol­ogy Tim Gur­ney Steer to­wards the Light

Monthly Chronicle - - Health & Well-being -

Ev­ery­one saves money dif­fer­ently. Some set aside a per­cent­age of their pay reg­u­larly, oth­ers use lump sums from bonuses or tax re­funds. The se­cret to reach­ing your sav­ings goal is to choose the right ac­count, un­der­stand how to use it and form a habit of saving reg­u­larly. Here are our tips to help you on your way. re­mem­ber is that you do not need to know ev­ery­thing.

TIP: Make a list of the top 3-5 things that you want to be able to ac­com­plish with your com­puter and fo­cus on those. For many of my cus­tomers the list goes a lit­tle some­thing like this: How to send an Email, us­ing Face­book, and Skype to stay in touch with friends and fam­ily, in­ter­net bank­ing and a bit of ba­sic in­ter­net brows­ing.

De­pend­ing on your bud­get and pre­ferred learn­ing style you can buy a book, take a TAFE course, or get some one-to-one train­ing from your lo­cal IT Tech­ni­cian.

There is no doubt that there is a dark side to the in­ter­net. If you be­lieve what you hear in the news then viruses and mal­ware run ram­pant on­line, and crim­i­nals lurk in the shad­ows in­tent on steal­ing your money and per­sonal data.

As scary as it sounds, it’s not so far from the truth - but there are steps you can take to re­duce the risks and stay safe on­line. We rec­om­mend that you In­vest in de­cent in­ter­net se­cu­rity (avoid the free ones), In­stall an Ad­blocker, and do not open any at­tach­ments, or links, in Emails un­less you know they’re safe.

Fi­nally, if you re­ceive an un­so­licited call from some­one of­fer­ing re­mote sup­port to fix your com­puter just hang up. Ex­cal­ibur IT So­lu­tions pro­vides on­site and re­mote sup­port for homes and busi­nesses across the Hornsby Shire and North Shore of Syd­ney. You can con­tact Ex­cal­ibur IT on 9456 7932

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