How to stay in touch with friends is a big thing for me. I have friends on every continent except Antarctica. Not a bad effort is it? While I must admit I am most likely to send an email at Christmas, or a quick Face Book message, I have started using Skype for video calls. It is a great way of seeing someone and talking to them, whether they are in the house up the street, or you are divided by oceans.
And the great thing is that it is free. What better way to save money, than hook up via video feed for a chat. All you need is a broadband connection, a web cam and something to say. The savings made using this are potentially massive.