Do you know about Skype?

Do you know about Skype?  Skype is a free software application that can be downloaded from the net offering free Skype to Skype calls and messaging, including being able to chat with multiple users (conference type calls).  It also offers cheaper than normal calls to landline and mobile , plus webcam can be linked up if you wish.  The other advantage is that you can see when your friends, or business colleagues are online and available.  That way you can contact them at a time suitable to them.  For me Skype is both used for business and personal.  And what a handy tool to have!

Do you know how to Guesstimate? – and Save money!

When you are next making purchases try and do a quick double check of what they are charging to make sure you are paying the right amount.  And practise this skill – it might just save you money in the hip pocket!  I can’t even recall how many times I have queried that I was paying the right amount, I have probably saved thousands by now!

So, what does the term ‘guesstimate’ mean you might ask.  – Here is the definition from Wikipedia:

Guesstimate is a portmanteau of the words guess and estimate, first used by American statisticians in 1934[1] or 1935.[2] It is defined as an estimate made without adequate or complete information,[3] [4] or, more strongly, as an estimate arrived at by guesswork or conjecture.[2][5] Like the word estimate, guesstimate may be used as a verb or a noun (with the same change in pronunciation).

Definition from Wikipedia:

It pays to get good at guesstimating!