One of the best freebies I’ve ever received from a company was a Chromebook. The CR-48 was the first Chromebook offered to the public, and I snagged mine a decade ago as part of the Chrome Notebook Pilot Program. Chromebooks have become a popular, affordable alternative to more expensive Windows and … [Read more...] about Can a Chromebook replace your laptop?
Making the journey to mail a letter or package is not always the easiest (or most enjoyable) task, especially given the long lines and often questionable customer service. Whether you're sending a care package or lots of wedding invitations, everything can be done right from your kitchen table — … [Read more...] about How to mail packages from home
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College football season is one of the most exciting in American sports. With top teams going head-to-head on the gridiron, we have an exciting season ahead! Whether you want to see the current top-ranked team claim the national championship or are cheering for an underdog, follow this updated guide … [Read more...] about How to watch college football without cable (2022)
Cutting the cord is all the rage these days, with people of all ages ditching their expensive cable TV service for online options. If you have favorite shows that you are worried about missing if you get rid of cable, look to these alternatives to fill in the gap, and save a few bucks along the … [Read more...] about Getting TV shows you love without cable
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While companies like Comcast, Cox, Verizon, AT&T, and CenturyLink try to lease you a modem and router combo for your internet service, you are not required to take it. Instead, you can buy your own modem and router to own your own device and avoid that monthly fee. This post … [Read more...] about Buy your own smart router and save on internet costs
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According to a 2021 survey from tech care company Asurion, the cellphone has taken the top spot as most essential item for Americans, overtaking their vehicle or their refrigerator — which makes sense when you consider that you can't do a group text with Uber or Lyft. So whenever a new phone model … [Read more...] about Is it worth the cost to upgrade my cellphone now?
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Mobile technology is advancing with leaps and bounds, and new apps and features help us save money wherever we are. Whether you are headed to the store, the gas station, or vacation, there are apps to help you save money along the way. Here are some favorite apps to save you money on the … [Read more...] about Apps to save you money on the go
We live in an on-demand generation when it comes to music entertainment. With so many streaming or downloadable options, those CD collections, stereo systems and portable radios are collecting dust and becoming outdated. Here are some ways to get your groove on, rock out or sing along with your … [Read more...] about Free or cheap music streaming services
With a son going into fifth grade, I’m one of the few holdouts among the class parents who hasn’t given into peer pressure and gotten my child a smartphone. I have my reasons, most notably among them, he hasn’t asked for one ... yet. Truth be told, I also don’t think he’s ready for the … [Read more...] about Back to school: Is it time for your student to have a phone?
Cellphone plans run from very inexpensive to hundreds of dollars per month. Some are prepaid. Some have a contract. Some come from big, reputable companies everyone knows. Some few have heard of. There are so many options that it can be hard to make the right decision. While each company … [Read more...] about Affordable family cellphone plans
Before high-speed internet and digital music and movies, it wasn't rare for people to spend thousands of dollars on a DVD and CD collection. But with today’s options for online streaming and on-demand content, the need for physical media has gone by the wayside as easier and cheaper versions of … [Read more...] about How to profit from your old CD and DVD collections