The Local GIG – January 2022

Let’s face it. The last two years haven’t been easy. But we believe 2022 will be a fantastic year.

And to kick things off, we’re giving you some feel-good news stories, financial tips to set you up for success, and the info you need to know on streaming for the next year.

Enjoy More Streaming

Music, Movies, and Television

You need a Car Thing. We’re talking about Spotify’s newest smart player that’s built for the road. Car Thing lets you take your Spotify premium account, with all your favorite music, podcasts, and news in the car with you. You can control it with voice or a handy dial, so no more fumbling for your phone to skip songs while driving down the road! 

2022 looks to be a year full of new movies. Here are 10 of the most anticipated titles. What’s on your must-watch list this year? 

Enjoy More Good News

Throughout America, there are so many stories of resilience. It’s part of our culture. PBS’ Lida Bastianich traveled across the country finding people who have overcome adversity. Watch the series of videos and find some new-year inspiration to lead an extraordinary life.

When we read the news, we’re often bombarded with negative headlines. But things aren’t all bad. In fact, there were many good stories in 2021. This video highlights seven positive stories from this year. 

Inspiring Stories, Funny Videos, and “Good-to-Know” Advice

Every day tons (literally) of unspoiled food is thrown out. One non-profit in Pittsburgh is putting excess food to use for those in need while cutting down on environmental impact.

Enjoy More Finance

As you’re thinking about your resolutions for next year, put money management on the list. January is a great time of year to sit down, review your finances, and make concrete plans. Here are a few things you can do to make 2022 a successful year for your money. 

If you’re working from home for the long haul, you’ll want to have a setup you enjoy and a space that kicks your productivity into gear. This is the ultimate list of tools you’ll need for your home office, from laptops to mousepads and everything in between. 

New to investing? The experts at The Motley Fool walk you through how to get started and what to do with your money. 

Thank you for trusting FASTnet to keep you connected with reliable, high-speed internet. Have a great day, and we’ll be back with more tips and tricks soon!

Budgeting, Retirement Planning, and Working from Home