Stu Burns of Omaha has been working with computers since he was 12. He's a master of the Microsoft suite, a student of HTML and other programs and he loves learning how to use new software. It's more than just his profession.
When he heard about a program that would allow him to use his computer savvy to help someone in exchange for a service he needs, he thought it sounded like a great idea.
Through the Omaha Time Exchange, Burns met an Omaha woman at the library and helped her update her computer browser so she could access more on the web. And for his trouble, he earned two hours he could "bank" and cash in for something in the future - lessons on HTML coding, for example, or pet care for his puggle, Buddy, a beagle and pug mix.
The Omaha Time Exchange is a new network of individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations who exchange services and talents without paying a dime.