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Make (And Save) Money By Crowdsourcing Your Stock Picks

by Peter North - on Mar 25th 2012 - No Comments
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Saving money is certainly a smart move, but investing money (carefully) is even smarter. Over time, long-term investments can pay surprisingly large dividends, and if you’re not investing your savings, your bank is doing it instead…and keeping the vast majority of the winnings. Don’t let anyone tell you that investing...

Monitor Your Android Data Usage With Onavo

by Michael Kwan - on Feb 22nd 2012 - No Comments
Monitor Your Android Data Usage With Onavo

Smartphones have really changed the way that we interact with the world, because we have the Internet at our fingertips everywhere that we go. The trouble is that, with the exception of using Wi-Fi hotspots, we’re relying on wireless data. And that costs money. And we want to save money. There are some carriers out there that offer...

Find Free Wi-Fi Internet Hotspots With The JiWire Android App

by Michael Kwan - on Feb 1st 2012 - No Comments

There is an ongoing joke I have with many of my friends and colleagues. They say that I’m fueled solely by two things: coffee and WiFi…and I’ll be the first to admit that I can hardly live without either one of those necessities. While this Android app won’t help in the caffeine department, it can make sure that...

MyBackup Pro Android App Saves Your Phone Data

by Michael Kwan - on Jan 29th 2012 - No Comments

My smartphone is my life. It has everything on there. It’s from that Galaxy S that I check my schedule, send my text messages, update my Twitter, and fling fowl at some thieving swine. I can’t imagine the horror of losing my phone and, more importantly, the data that it contains. That’s why it is so important to have...

Great Workouts Without Weights: Bodyweight Exercises That Require No Fitness Equipment

by Luke McKinney - on Dec 18th 2011 - 1 Comment
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Gyms have prevented more exercise than donuts and DVDs combined. Because, while triple-chocolate-fudge is only eaten by those who’ve already made up their mind what shape they want to be (and it’s spherical), having  gym plans is the ultimate excuse for indulging. Just buying the gym membership makes people feel like they’ve done...

5 Ways To Buy And Sell Online Without Large Fees

by Luke McKinney - on Oct 18th 2011 - No Comments
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eBay is one of the all-time online success stories. It arrived in 1995, the same year as a Newsweek feature on why Internet businesses would never make money, and it proved them extraordinarily wrong. It survived the dot-com disaster and now trades in over thirty countries with twenty-two billion dollars in assets. Unfortunately, growth...

5,000 Ways To Save Money: Free, Printable Coupons At Coupon Sherpa

by Michael Kwan - on Sep 13th 2011 - 2 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I like saving money. Unlike a lot of other people, I actually look forward to getting my semi-weekly flyers in the mail, as well as the other ads that come with the community newspaper. The trouble, of course, is that I end up spending a lot of time clipping those coupons. Time is money, and unfortunately,...

20+ Alternatives To Buying And Selling On eBay

by Luke McKinney - on Aug 30th 2011 - 5 Comments
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eBay is twenty billion dollars worth of dot-com success story. It’s so successful, it even overrides the “capitalize at the start of a sentence” rule, and most of us have known that rule since grade school. Started in 1995, the auction site has grown larger than many countries’ armies and is much, much more welcome...

Save On College Textbooks With

by Michael Kwan - on Sep 14th 2010 - 1 Comment
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Product/Service Name Brief Description Like Kayak searches airlines, scans prices across reputable textbook renters and vendors, showing all of the prices and purchasing options available online within seconds. Equipped with school specific information for over 1500 colleges and universities, allows students to...

Online Clothing Rental: 30+ Sites That Can Save You Time And Money

by Tammy McKillip - on Apr 14th 2010 - 10 Comments
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Whether you’re planning to go to the prom, attend a black-tie benefit, or walk down the red carpet, you’ll want to look your best. Traditionally, this has involved a series of frantic phone calls to formal wear rental places or dizzying tours of expensive designer boutiques, dressmakers, and shopping malls. Not anymore! Now, you...