As a parent who graduated in the '80s, I found the list of classes looked like a foreign language: Learn to Run Linux, The Easy Way with Scratch, Learn to Build with Unity, Explore with Arduino. To me, they all sounded intriguing, but would my son agree? After reading through the list, … [Read more...] about Free coding classes and apps for kids
Hurricane season is officially under way, and if you live anywhere near the coast, that means it's time to stock up on bottled water, batteries and non-perishable food. But those aren't the only things you need to do before a hurricane approaches. The beginning of the season is a good time to review … [Read more...] about 10 things to do before a hurricane comes
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 smart phone. 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 cellphone?
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See Amazon's Cyber Monday Week Deals on Electronics Holiday shopping season is off to the races, and retailers from Amazon to Target shared their best Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and other holiday deals designed to lure us in. If you are shopping for a special someone who loves the latest … [Read more...] about Hottest holiday tech gifts of 2017
Back in the day, holiday shopping prep was looking through the circulars from the Sunday paper, making a list of gifts you had to buy, and then heading to the mall. You had high hopes that the items on sale would still be there when you arrived, and depending on how late in the season it was, you … [Read more...] about 6 holiday shopping apps to score deals and stay organized
When was the last time you looked at your cable or satellite TV bill? When I looked at my bill a few years back, I was disgusted to be paying $70 each month to sit on the couch and zone out. I cut the cord in January 2011, nearly five years ago, and have since saved well over $4,000 that would … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Saving Money by Cutting Cable
Like everybody else, I plug in my electronics wherever I can. My smartphone gets a corner of the dining room table, where they share space with yesterday’s mail and whatever junk I haven’t gotten around to putting away. When I expect guests, I crawl under the table, unplug my devices and stash them … [Read more...] about Echogear Outlet Shelf organizes phone-charging spot
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Sluggish performance, increased errors, and the dreaded Blue Screen of Death are all indicators that your laptop is nearing its end of life, but how do you know when it is time to pull the plug and invest in something new? A new laptop can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to well over … [Read more...] about When is the right time to upgrade your laptop?
Nothing can take away the excitement of getting ready to go on a trip, except maybe the packing, planning, getting lost, language barriers, flight delays, etc. The good news is you don’t have to let those potential hurdles stand in the way of an awesome, well-deserved getaway if you find the right … [Read more...] about The best travel apps and websites to save money and score deals
It doesn’t seem like long ago that spending thousands of dollars on a DVDs and CD collection made a lot of sense. 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 watching your favorite movies … [Read more...] about How to profit from your old CD and DVD collections