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clark howardClark Howard is my favorite consumer advocate who always seems to have solid advice on saving money. I think he might be the best out there right now when it comes to looking out for the little guy.

Clark's latest piece of advice is something I've known about for years now, but am only now ready to blog about because I just assumed everybody already knew.

Internet Explorer (the browser most computers come with) is a deeply flawed product that makes surfing on the internet slower, uglier, and more dangerous than it needs to be.

It's free and easy to switch over to Firefox and importing bookmarks and any other data from Internet Explorer can be done in just a few clicks or less. You'll still have your old browser to use as a backup, but I doubt if you'll ever open it again once you realize how zippy the internet was meant to be with a program like Firefox.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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