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8 Things People Pay Too Much For

You fork out money for these items every day without even thinking. Pay less with these smart shopping strategies. Checks Gary Houlder via Getty Images Most people run low on checks and automatically reorder them from their bank. The problem is, you’re probably paying more than you should be. Banks …

Getting to the Front of the Visa Line – NYTimes.com

Few things can dampen the joy of vacation anticipation more than the arduous process of obtaining a visa, especially for destinations such as Brazil, Russia, China and India. Wonky web forms, confounding instructions, long lines at embassies and ever-changing requirements — like Venezuela’s new immigration rules, which now require Americans to …

How to make your Gmail address public without going nuts

At a time when we’re all socially connected, making your email address publicly available is often the friendly and approachable thing to do. It can be scary, though — you’re opening up your inbox to potential spam and abuse. But we have a solution. If you’re a Gmail user, there’s a simple …