Ben Wolfinger

Ben Wolfinger

Ben Wolfinger is a single father of three amazing children and a full time Freelance Writer and Computer Technician. Ben does most of his work out of his Northern Indiana home, but has been known to make the occasional house call for his clients who can't bring their computers to him. Ben has lived in the same town all of his life, and writing has always been his passion. He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics; including: poetry, commentary, reviews, technology, and how-to guides, just to name a few.

Ben recently wrote a piece titled "Why I Happily Spend $440 Every Month on Cable." This piece earned him a lot of visibility with the online community, and was featured as a centerpiece for the Yahoo! Homepage. In addition to Yahoo! featuring the piece, it also earned Ben; The Yahoo! Content Spotlight Award for the month of May, 2013.

Previously, Ben was employed at a large; international, wire harness manufacturing company, where he worked as their shipping and receiving manager. During his time there; Ben wrote and published two handbooks, "A Shipping Guide for the On-Time Shipper," and "A Basic Guide for Material Handlers" -- both of which are still currently used to train new personnel.

As a Computer Technician, Ben repairs hardware problems for most types of electronics, and resolves software issues with both Windows and Linux based PCs. He also builds and sells custom PCs to his clients, as well as acts as a consultant, for clients seeking to upgrade various types of technology in their homes. Additionally, Ben enjoys tinkering with various forms of software coding; including: VB, C++, and HTML coding.

When Ben's not working, he enjoys spending time with his kids (and sometimes when he is working, his kids enjoy spending time with him…) Balancing his writing and electronic repair career, with spending time with his family, has proven to be the most difficult task to overcome thus far.
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Expertise

A computer technician who enjoys tinkering with various forms of software coding.

Education/Experience

Graduated from I.C.S. in 2002. Received Certificate of Completion from Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in 2007. Attended Ivy Tech Community College (Creative Writing) in 2010

Motto

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” ~Beverly Sills ~
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  • Turning Our Basement Into a Family Room for $1,000
    See how a television show inspired me to give my basement a complete makeover. Deciding what to do with the space was tricky, but I eventually decided on a family room that we all could enjoy. The best part, was that the whole project only cost $1000!
  • First Person: How TV is Helping Me Raise My Children -- Lessons I've Learned
    Some TV shows are really nice to watch; some funny and some sad. But there're a few shows we can actually learn core values from. These shows teach us some important lessons we can use in life. For me, these lessons start in the fictional town of Mayberry
  • Movies and Television: Great Means of Entertainment -- but Which is Better?
    Movies and TV shows both have their strong points, but movies will always be my top preference. Which do you prefer? Keep reading to see the reasons behind my choice.
  • Interview with IBC Chorale Soloist: Whitley Walker
    In her own words, IBC Chorale Soloist Whitley Walker, gives us the inside scoop on what it takes to be successful in music ministry. She encourages others who may be debating whether a career in music is right for them. "Never give up." -- Whitley Walker
  • Disciplining My Children When I’m Angry: The Parenting Habit I Try to Avoid
    Children need routine and consistency in their lives, but acting in anger, I failed to show a good example of either. Sometimes we need to put ourselves in timeout, and allow enough time to calm down, before making any decisions. This is my story.
  • The 3 Best Comedy Movies of All Time
    My personal favorites from each of the three main types of comedy movies; romantic, stand-up, and stupid humor. If you're having trouble deciding on the perfect comedy to watch, any one of these three are guaranteed to satisfy your need for a good laugh.
  • Letter to Me: Through Time (A Future Reminder)
    This is the third and final poem in a series of poems entitled, "Almost" a Love Poem. Sometimes we make up a ton of lemonade out of all the lemons life has handed us, just to learn we have no one else to drink it with us...
  • Google: More Than a Search Engine – the Ultimate Brand
    Google has grown exponentially over the years. They have really made a name for themselves and have proven to be a trustworthy brand. But with so many Google products to choose from these days, how will you know which ones are right for you?
  • How My FSA & 401K Saved My Financial Ship From Sinking
    Don't be so fast to dismiss those enrollment forms your boss brings around every year during open enrollment for added benefits. Programs like Flexible Spending Accounts and/or 401k just might turn out to be your "saving grace" one day. It was for me!
  • First person: Why I happily spend $440 a month on my cable package
    Spending 80 plus hours a week online, and having kids that can't agree on what to watch can be very frustrating at times. Unless of course you're like me. Sure, my cable package is expensive, but how much money would you spend on piece of mind?
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  • There Once was This Girl that I Knew: His Perspective
    This is the first poem in a series of romantic poems with a twist. Life isn't always about happy endings. Sometimes we find that we have made several glasses of lemonade from the lemons life has handed us, but we have no one to drink it with!
  • There Once was This Boy that I Knew: Her Perspective
    This is the second poem in a series of romantic poems with a twist. Life isn't always about happy endings. Sometimes we find that we have made several glasses of lemonade from the lemons life has handed us, but we have no one to drink it with!
  • My Cable Package Is Worth the Price
    With the multiple services offered by cable companies these days, it’s no wonder the cost is so high. But for people who utilize all of these services, such as me, it can be very much worth the price. Continue reading and find out why.

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