Mr. Rebates Review: Get Cash Back for Shopping

Mr. Rebates is one of several shopping portals that offers cash back on just about anything you buy online. Combined with other cash back tools, Mr. Rebates can save shoppers as much as 7% or more. In this review of Mr. Rebates, we cover everything you need to know about this free cash rebate option. […]

Published or Updated: November 17, 2015

Quicken WillMaker Plus 2016 Review

If you haven’t created a will – or haven’t updated yours in a while – now is the time with Quicken WillMaker Plus 2016. I was recently given a chance to review this new software from and would recommend it for anyone who needs to make a simple will. What It Offers Quicken WillMaker […]

Published or Updated: November 10, 2015

Swagbucks Review – Earn Rewards While You Surf

Swagbucks – interchangeably written as Swag Bucks on the website – is often promoted as an income opportunity. In reality, it’s much more than a way to make a few bucks. In fact, it might be more accurate to say that it is a site where you can earn rewards that you can exchange for […]

Published or Updated: July 21, 2015

How Republic Wireless Can Save You $10,976.76

It’s amazing how many people have never heard of Republic Wireless. I’ve often found myself in a conversation with a friend about saving money. It goes like this– Friend: I really need to cut back and save some money. Me: Why don’t you switch to Republic Wireless to save money on your cell phone expense? Friend: […]

Published or Updated: April 28, 2015

PowerWallet Review: Create Budgets, Track Spending, and Find Deals

Hate logging into all your different credit card, bank, and investments accounts to check on bills, balances, and transactions? Online budgeting tools help solve this problem, and PowerWallet is one of the latest entries to the market. PowerWallet does much of what other online budgeting tools do, but includes additional ways to save money with […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

The Best Smartphones According to Consumer Reports

I‘ve been in the market for a new smartphone. As much as I love the iPhone, I just can’t take the horrible data network offered by AT&T Wireless. And with Verizon releasing an iPhone soon and the many Android phone options, there are plenty of smartphones to choose from. The question is which one is […]

Published or Updated: January 27, 2011

Top 7 Finance and Productivity Apps for the iPad

For my third and final purchase with American Express Rewards Points, I splurged and bought the iPad. When the iPads first came out, I decided pretty quickly that I didn’t need or want one. Even though I’m a Mac addict, I just didn’t see the use for an iPad given that I carry a MacBook […]

Published or Updated: January 27, 2011

50 Unbelievable Things You Can Buy For $5

Five dollars doesn’t go as far as it use to. Or in the words of Yogi Berra, “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.” But it turns out that you can buy (and sell if you are so inclined), some unbelievable stuff for just $5. The following list of 50 items for sale for $5 […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

YNAB 3 Review–Budgeting Made Fun

Update: YNAB 4 has been released with significant enhancements to the software. Reader our detailed YNAB 4 review for more details. I’m just going to get this out of the way right now—YNAB 3 is an awesome budgeting software tool. And at the “tender” age of 43, it takes a lot for me to use […]

Published or Updated: September 18, 2013

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