The famous Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes once said, "Love not what you are, but what you can become.” As immigrants, we understand the importance of striving to find opportunities that improve the quality of life for ourselves and our families. The Internet is a fundamental resource to help us reach our personal and professional goals while staying connected with our friends and family. Learn more about how establishing a stable Internet connection at home can improve your life!
Having Internet at Home Can Make Your Life Easier
Pay your bills from the privacy of your home
Say goodbye to long lines at the bank! With Internet access at home, you can pay all your bills online from the comfort of your home. All you need is your debit card on hand to get everything paid.
Send money online
These days, there are several companies that provide money transfer services online. All you need is a credit or debit card to send money to your family without having to leave your home.
Compare prices online
You can research and compare prices directly at online stores without having to go from one place to another. You can also save by shopping online, as many items are less expensive when purchased over the Internet.
Connect With Loved Ones Online
Communicating with family
Internet connection makes family communication possible. Today, there are a wide variety of resources (free and paid) to make voice and video calls online. Before making your next call, be sure that you have at least a 10 Mb speed connection to ensure the quality of your communication.
Connecting with tradition
The Internet can help you stay up-to-date with your country of origin’s holidays, events, and festivities. Live streams online can allow you access to getting a front-row seat to important news and current events without having to leave the comfort of your home.
Helping our young ones succeed
The Internet gives our children access to the tools and resources they need to succeed, no matter where they are. From checking their progress in school to helping them in their studies, you can guide your children to utilizing the Internet as a tool for reaching their goals.
Advance Your Career Using the Internet
Be active in online groups
Participating in online groups are a great way to share your opinion or learn more about a specific topic. You can find groups on social media networks, such as Facebook, or search Google for more specialized forums, depending on the topic you're interested in.
Continue your education
It has never been easier to study and learn new things from home. The Internet provides several free options, such as Coursera or Mooc, that allow you to continue your education with just your email address.
Find job opportunities
Today, job searches start with an Internet search. However, it’s important to search with caution and avoid fraudulent offers or websites. We recommend searching for employment on secure websites like CareerOneStop, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, or on LinkedIn.
The Internet is an essential tool for everyone at home. If you currently don’t have Internet service, it’s important to take into consideration what connection best suits your family’s needs before choosing a reliable provider. Connecting to the Internet will open the window to even more opportunities and improve your quality of life for everyone in your household.
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