Here’s a few quick notes on smart Black Friday purchases and credit freezes.
Play it smart on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
This is a big season for getting a new computer. If you’re in the market, feel free to let me know. I offer hardware and software recommendations for free, so don’t hesitate to ask before you jump on that new computer or electronic. I hate to see people buy something slower than what they could have had for the same price.
The name of the game for computers is solid-state (hard-)drives (SSDs). These are the number one part you want to look for in a new machine. Nothing else matters as much as this for the performance of a computer.
Credit freezes are free now
Freezing your credit with the three big credit bureaus is one of the simplest and most effective things you can do to protect yourself from identity theft damage.
This article goes into much more detail about what this entails. It also has links and phone numbers for you to quickly do this, if you so choose.
A couple computers on offer and a word on upgrades
We talked about SSDs above – If you have a fairly new computer that you’d like to give some new life to, these drives can be added to your existing setup. With parts & labor, this upgrade can be under $200 and will typically make a computer feel like better than when it was new. Just let me know that you’re considering this and I’ll give my recommendation based on your current situation.
We periodically refurbish good, used computers. Currently, there is a Chromebook and two desktop gaming computers. Let me know if you’re interested in these budget options.
Happy to help
Let me know how I can help and have a happy holidays!