Cryptolocker is the latest computer virus malware making the rounds on the Internet. Rather than being merely annoying — like those viruses that send quirky messages to everyone on your email list — Cryptolocker essentially destroys all of the computer files on your Microsoft Windows-based … [Read more...] about Protect your computer from Cryptolocker virus
The allure of something free: It tempts us and taunts us and beckons us closer. New wireless Internet provider FreedomPop is another of those crazy startup companies that is trying change the rules on how we access the Internet. As you can guess from the company's name, "FREE" is its marketing … [Read more...] about Is free Internet service from FreedomPop worth the price?
If you want to get rid of extra stuff around your house, but don’t want to bother with selling items online or holding a garage sale, here are our frugal living tips for good ways to trade, recycle or donate unwanted items. Trading or swapping gets more of what you want without spending any cash. … [Read more...] about How to donate, trade or recycle your stuff
Congratulations to Ajoke' A., the winner of our giveaway for a free Motorola DEFY XT smartphone and six months of free service from Republic Wireless, which includes unlimited voice, text and data. And thanks to all who entered. Republic Wireless is working to reshape the wireless industry by … [Read more...] about Winner: Republic Wireless phone + 6 months free service
Travel like a local is one of my mantras. Eat like one, walk like one, think like one. One of the best ways to do so is to have a local phone number, and in Europe the process is easy. Phone numbers are attached to the SIM cards inside your phone. If you have an unlocked GSM phone, you can buy a … [Read more...] about How to make cheap phone calls in Europe
The online chatter-room of Twitter can be daunting. Tweets are fast and furious. Tweeters tease you with a brief explanation of the deal and add a shortened link, all in 140 characters or less. Here a few ways to help you find ways to sing your own song about savings: Hashtag hunting Whether … [Read more...] about 5 ways to use Twitter to find savings
I love music, and I have always spent money on it. It is one of the things that I try to work into my budget, no matter what else is going on. In my search for new music, I have found a lot of sources of free music. That's great, because it can be hard to spend money on something that you have … [Read more...] about Get free – and legal – music and audiobooks
You might not associate Walmart -- home of rollbacks and everyday low prices -- with high-tech, highly coveted smart phone technology. That's why both the tech and frugal living worlds are all abuzz over the new Walmart iPhone plan being offered. The two big draws are: You don't have to sign a … [Read more...] about Is iPhone deal at Walmart a bargain?
Try to browse the Internet or watch a TV show without an ad touting the latest cell phone feature or calling plan. Smaller. Lighter. Faster. It will pay your bills, clip cyber coupons, even remind you to invite your in-laws to dinner. Love 'em or hate 'em, cell phones (not your in-laws) have become … [Read more...] about 7 ways to cut your cell phone bill