Beyond the Virus: How a Ransomware Infection Will Cost you $500+

In this series, we’re talking about some specific types of malware that I dealt with during my time at the IT Help Desk. Today’s post is about Ransomware.  Sounds pretty scary, right?  Well don’t worry, it’s just as scary as it sounds, and it is easily my most hated form of malware. What is Ransomware? … Continue reading "Beyond the Virus: How a Ransomware Infection Will Cost you $500+"

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Beyond the Virus: How Botnets can Wreak Havoc on the Internet

Nothing quite strikes fear into the hearts of computer users quite like the word “Virus”. But viruses are only a small subset of malware.  In this series, we’ll take a look at the lesser-known but far scarier types of malware.  Today, we’re talking about the type of Malware that turns your computer into a mindless … Continue reading "Beyond the Virus: How Botnets can Wreak Havoc on the Internet"

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Value Averaging: A Better Version of Dollar-Cost Averaging?

We’ve covered dollar-cost averaging (DCA) previously, but for you strange people who haven’t read every word of this blog, it’s essentially buying a fixed dollar amount of stock at set intervals. For example, investing $500/month for 10 months. True DCA really refers to the idea of doing this for a lump sum, i.e. gradually investing … Continue reading "Value Averaging: A Better Version of Dollar-Cost Averaging?"

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Guest Post! Joe, Joey, and Joanna: How to Make the Most of Your Makeup

Today we have a very unique guest post from a running friend of mine, Joanna. I met Joanna at a local running club that she’s the boss of, and we’ve gotten to know each other over the past several months. When I told her about this little blogging thing I do, she offered to guest … Continue reading "Guest Post! Joe, Joey, and Joanna: How to Make the Most of Your Makeup"

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January Expenses and February Grocery Challenge!

Here’s how the last month shook out: Assessment Income: Great. Supplemented the stipend with some solid tutoring money and $60 for a research study that also involved a free bowl of oatmeal. Win-win! Rent, Internet, Running, Medical/Dental, Charity, Cell Phone, Electric: Pretty standard. Not much to report. We still don’t use the heat, but we’ve … Continue reading "January Expenses and February Grocery Challenge!"

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