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Useful Info

We have written a series of articles intended to be incredibly useful in providing helpful tips and information to assist you with your question or task, presented in a very user-friendly format.


Travel Index

Essential Air Travel Toolkit
Information to make your air travel easier, more comfortable, and less expensive.

Cruise Ship Dictionary
A quick reference to cruise ship terminology.

How to Select Cruise Insurance / Travel Insurance
Great consumer tips to assist you in choosing the right insurance for your trip.

Secrets of the Caribbean
Detailed information, hints, and tips to assist you in visiting popular Caribbean cities and ports.

Celebrity Equinox and 6 Western Caribbean Ports
Detailed information on cruising aboard Celebrity Equinox and the ports of George Town, Cartagena, Colon, Puerto Limon, Belize City, Belize and Cozumel.

A Week In Boston
Detailed tips to get the most out of your trip to Boston.

Tips for Eastern Caribbean Cruisers
Detailed information to assist you in preparing for your Eastern Caribbean cruise.

Tips for Western Caribbean Cruisers
Detailed information to assist you in getting ready for your first Western Caribbean cruise.

Tips for Southern Caribbean Cruisers
Detailed information on Aruba, Curacao, Grenada, Barbados, St. Kitts, Dominica, St. Lucia, and Tortola.

Celebrity Millennium and Four Eastern Caribbean Ports
Detailed information on the Celebrity Millennium and the ports of Dominican Republic, San Juan, St. Thomas, and Nassau.

Celebrity Constellation and Seven New England and Atlantic Canadian Ports
Detailed information on the Celebrity Constellation and the ports of Boston, Portland, Halifax, Quebec City, Charlottetown, Sydney, and Saint John.

Cruising Alaska on a Budget
Detailed information to assist you in preparing for an Alaska cruise on a budget.

Tips for Bermuda Visitors and Cruisers
Detailed information to assist you in preparing for your Bermuda visit.

Celebrity Zenith and Nine Caribbean Ports
Detailed information on Celebrity Zenith and ports in Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Isle Catalina, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Maarten, Tortola, and Key West.

Celebrity Summit and Five Eastern Caribbean Ports
Detailed information on Celebrity Summit and ports in St. Croix, St. Kitts, Dominica, Grenada, and St. Thomas.

Carnival Glory to Halifax and St. John
Detailed information on cruising aboard Carnival Glory and the ports of Halifax and St. John.

Hike Diamond Head!
Detailed information to prepare you to hike Diamond Head in Honolulu, Hawaii. Yes, even out of shape travelers can hike this volcano. It's a great experience that is well worth the effort.

Cheap Seats in Major League Baseball
How to get your $1 seats to Atlanta Braves regular season baseball games.

Disney Pin Trading
Information and links on Disney's Trading Pins.


Finance and Privacy Index

The Secret To Increasing Your Odds Of Winning An eBay Auction
Information on auction sniping software and services to assist you in winning an online auction at the last second.

How to Decipher a Social Security Number
You can tell the state someone was born in simply by looking at the first three digits of a Social Security Number and checking our chart.

Protecting Your Privacy
Information to assist you in protecting your identity and personal data.

My Identity Has Been Stolen!
Actions you should take right now if your identity has been stolen.

Credit Report Directory
Quickly locate all the contact information and links you need for getting in touch with Experian, Equifax, TransUnion, and Innovis, and how to get a free credit report.

Opt Out!
Contact information and tips for getting yourself removed from junk mailing lists and telemarketing lists.

10 Important Things To Consider When Getting A Mortgage Or Home Equity Loan
Detailed information to assist you in getting the best mortgage or home equity loan, and avoid being ripped off.

How To Find and Collect Your Unclaimed Property
Information on how, and where, to search for free and how to claim any lost money. It's worth searching just to find out if any money is owed to you.


Internet, Computer and Cellular Index

Replace Your Cable Internet Modem and Save The Monthly Rental Fees
Information to assist you in selecting, purchasing and setting up a cable internet modem which will save you from having to pay your cable company a monthly rental or leasing fee.

Eliminate Your Landline Phone Carrier
Detailed information on how to replace your landline service with cell phone service and keep your home phone number.

Compare Cell Phones and Service, Find Ringtones and Accessories
Information on cell phone rating sites, rate plan comparison sites, cell phone accessories, ringtones, and carrier phone numbers.

How To Set Up A Webcam and Make Video Calls In Under 30 Minutes
Detailed step-by-step instructions on setting up your webcam and communications software allowing you to make your first video phone call in under 30 minutes.

How to Connect and Watch Internet Content on Your TV
Setting up your HDTV with wired or wi-fi internet access, and why.

Expanding Reliable WiFi Internet Access Throughout Your Home
Setting up a high power WiFi repeater to broadcast your WiFi signal throughout your home.

Setting Up A Moderately Priced Home Theater Experience
Assistance in selecting and setting up a great moderately-priced home entertainment system.

Our Favorite Internet Discount Shopping Sites
Information on websites which provide the best internet deals, coupons, and discount codes.

Our Favorite Free Software Programs for Windows 7
Quality "must have" software for your computer that you can get for free.

Our Favorite Free Software Programs for Windows XP and Vista
Quality "must have" software for your computer that you can get for free.

Windows XP Hints, Tips, Tweaks, and Fixes
Helpful information and sites for improving WinXP performance.


Major League Baseball Index

1986 Topps Baseball Card Set
Details on the one of the greatest sets produced in the past 25 years.

1986 Topps Traded Baseball Card Set
Details on the 132-card supplemental 1986 Topps Baseball set.

Cheap Seats in Major League Baseball
How to get your $1 seats to Atlanta Braves regular season baseball games.


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Updated 2014

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