Online Finds: When You Care Enough to Send the Very Coolest

June 1, 1997

If you want to impress techno-savvy buyers or sellers, send them a digital postcard (http://www.all-yours.net). Choose from among 10 languages, then customize your postcard with a headline, message, and picture. You can even add music! One downside: Recipients are notified by E-mail that they have a postcard, but they must visit a Web site to retrieve it.

Bill Gates, Thurston J. Howell III, and . . . You?

Do you have what it takes to be a millionaire? Check out smartcalc.com/cgi-bin/smartcalc/sav1.cgi/FinanCenter for a calculator that'll help you find out. Submit an eight-question form, and the program calculates how much you'll need to earn--and invest--to join the ranks of the millionaires. Based on the information you submit, the program also creates three nifty charts: the effect of time, the effect of return and taxes, and the effect of inflation on your savings.

Thanks for the Tip

If you're looking to get the most out of some popular Web browsers and computer software programs but don't want to spend hours reading a manual, check out Tip World (tipworld.com). Each business day via E-mail, the site offers a free tip on the topic of your choice. You can choose to get a "Tip of the Day" about such browsers as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft's Internet Explorer as well as Windows 95. The site also offers sample tips so that you can get a preview of what to expect if you subscribe to the service.

Pamela Geurds Kabati is the former publisher of REALTOR® Magazine and senior vice president of communications for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

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