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disappointing library trip

January 9th, 2016 at 08:37 am

I went to the library yesterday so see if I could use one of their computers. I had a terrible time, it was nothing like mine. It did have a mouse, but nothing else was familiar. I did get one librarian to help me get "into" it, but I have no idea what she did. I was not even able to move the page I was on, up and down. I was so frustrated that I almost cried.

I mainly use a computer to handle my finances. Since no local banks pay a decent rate, I keep several accounts at online banks and transfer the money (for building the spec house) when I need it. I am trying to open a new account at navy federal credit union, but apparently my computer is so outdated, that I cannot get into view my account. Dh is not help, he has never used a computer. He suggests that I just keep our money locally and forget about trying to earn any interest.

6 Responses to “disappointing library trip”

  1. AnotherReader Says:

    Please do NOT use the library computer to access your financial accounts. It's a good way to get your information stolen. Thieves can empty your accounts in a few minutes.

    If you are not looking for the best price, Lenovo, Dell and HP all have websites from which you can order a new computer. Best Buy and Staples also have websites. You can call them and they will help you pick something out. Your new computer can be delivered to your house in a couple of days. You just need something simple - an i-3 processor, 4 GB of memory, and a 500 GB hard drive. A 24 or 27 inch monitor makes the screen easier to read.

    Maybe one of your friends or the people that you hold the mortgage for can help you set it up. Perhaps they can also help you pick one out that will meet your needs.

    But STAY AWAY from public computers!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I wouldn't recommend Best Buy for helping you to pick out a computer. My experience has been that the staff is very young and they are tone-deaf to what seniors want and need. My recent experience -- when I thought I might have to get a new computer -- was being pushed toward a tablet, which was definitely NOT what I wanted. If you want a desktop computer, stick to your guns. I wonder if the AARP website has recommendations for seniors?

  3. Ima saver Says:

    Thanks for the advice.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I wonder if you were on an Apple computer at the library? They can often seem foreign compared to other computers because they have a whole different operating system. I'm so sorry, and hope you can find someone to help you locally.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    What about using a family member or friend's computer until you get a new one? (Hopefully you get a new one soon as this is not an ideal situation)

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I wish I was near you so I could help you out with this (getting a computer, and setting it up - and learning how to post photos Big Grin )

    But seriously .. is there a college of some type near you? If so, maybe try calling their Technology / Internet Technology / Computer Department (whatever they call it) and see if they could recommend a student to come out and help you both in getting set up with a new computer and getting it configured to where you feel good about using it. I bet they would even do it for community service type thing/extra credit after you write a glowing report of how much they listened to your needs and patiently explained things. -- Maybe someone studying to be a teacher who is also really tech savvy ...

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