I know many of you have email addresses provided by your Internet Service Provider, Century Link, AT&T, or maybe a local company. But it’s important to have an address provided by a national email provider like Gmail, Yahoo, or Microsoft.

Why? If you change service providers or move, you’ll lose your email address. If you use a national provider, you can take that email address with you no matter where you go.

If you keep important accounts under that email address, you won’t have to change everything when you move or switch service providers.