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Tech Goes Home

by Melissa Andrews

Tech Goes Home is a Boston based nonprofit organization which promotes, teaches, and advocates for technology adoption through computer and Internet based classes in schools and at community centers in the Boston area.  In addition to teaching classes, the Tech Goes Home website has video printable guides in both English and Spanish to help users discover and navigate online resources covering the areas of personal finance, job searching, computer skills, health & safety, and community and cultural opportunities.  From the TGH website, www.techgoeshome.org, users can browse these tutorials under the categories Live, Learn, Earn, Work, and Play.

The category “Work” includes websites picked to help you make the most of  websites on the Internet if you are new to job searching.  Tech Goes Home has created step by step guides on how to use the job websites www.Monster.com and www.Idealist.org. Or, if you need to create a resume, Tech Goes Home has created a similar site for the website How to Write a Resume.net.   The tutorials listed under “Earn”  which highlights sites that can help with getting out of debt, budgeting, understanding credit card terms, or buying a house. The site www.Mint.com can help you track spending and budget your money wisely, and Money Girl is personal finance site with information about everything from credit cards to home mortgages.  

If you are a computer novice or are just looking a new online tool that could help you manage your resources, explore the Tech Goes Home website for tips and guides to discovering a new websites.

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