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Cell phone germs: your phone is dirtier than you think

cell phone germs

Cell phone germs, especially during cold and flu season, are no laughing matter. Your phone is probably one of the items you touch the most in the day, right up there with your keyboard if you work on a computer. The portability and pervasive nature of phones mean you could be tracking germs with you pretty much everywhere.

How to manage money better? Avoid these money mistakes

how to manage money better

If meeting your budget goals always seems to be a challenge and you’re asking yourself how to manage money better, it may be time for a spending analysis. A good way to start budgeting is by seeing exactly where your hard-earned dollars are going. You’ll be managing your money better in no time.

Ting is the phone service that helps you save money. On Ting, you only pay for what you use. When you use less, you pay less. It’s a philosophy that you can apply to your budget too. Going over your budget month after month or turning to credit cards to manage everyday expenses are just a few warning signs of financial trouble ahead. Identifying gaps in your budget will require an honest look at your spending habits. However, it will give you a chance to identify (and more importantly rectify) some money mistakes you may have made in the past.

Five tips for creating a budget with a family budget example

family budget example

How many times have you drafted up a household budget and then fallen short of your goals within a few months? If you need a solid family budget example, you’ve come to the right place. Ting Mobile is the phone provider that can help you meet your budget goals.

Recurring monthly expenses don’t have to be high stressors, so long as you make sure you’re prepared. If you’re wondering how to budget your money, or if you tend to have a hard time sticking to your budget and are struggling to keep up with your financial responsibilities, it may be time to change your approach.

Sitting down and taking a closer look at your spending habits isn’t easy, but it’s a necessary step for taking control of your finances.

From live TV streaming to big mergers: five cord-cutting trends to watch for in 2019

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Looking back, 2018 was an amazing year for cord cutting. Never before has it been so easy to cut the cord and still watch the shows you love. Now, 2019 looks like it will be even better for cord cutters.

Here are five cord-cutting trends to watch for in 2019.

Write a letter to Ting this holiday season for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Note9

The Letters to Ting contest: we’re giving away a Samsung Galaxy Note9

It’s probably been a while since you wrote a letter to Santa, but this holiday season, why not pen your own Mad Libs style Letter to Ting? We’re giving away a Samsung Galaxy Note9 to one lucky letter writer.

From December 11 to 21 we’re hosting the Letters to Ting contest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’ve posted a Letter to Ting with some blanks for you to fill out. All you have to do is fill in the blanks by responding to our post or by posting the letter with your answers (see below for entry details).

When you fill in the letter, you’ll be entered to win a Samsung Galaxy Note9. We’ll be announcing the winner on Friday, December 21 at noon.

Have you been really good this year? We want to hear from you!

Our full guide to Internet safety for kids

Internet safety for kids

The Internet has transformed the way we communicate, travel, work and play. It has even changed the way we parent. It presents new challenges, but also excellent opportunities for learning and growth.

If you have kids, regardless of their ages, they probably have access to the Internet at some point in their day. Whether it’s your middle schooler playing Minecraft, or your teenager chatting on social media, Internet use requires a degree of responsibility. You can’t shield kids from everything and while it’s not realistic to monitor every second of their day, keeping an open dialogue around parental controls and Internet safety certainly can help.

At Ting Internet, we like to think of parental controls as training wheels for learning to use the Internet respectfully and responsibly. Browse our guide of parental controls for platforms like YouTube and Netflix below. These practical steps, paired with an open conversation around Internet safety, can help you raise kids who have a mature awareness of the Internet.