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Swappa Review – Buy and Sell Used Phones and Tablets

Several months ago, my wife’s iPhone slipped from her hands and hit the floor, screen-side down. You might say this affected the phone’s resale value. My wife was a trooper though. She used that phone for two more months, delicately placing it against her ear every time she answered a call and deliberately moving her …

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Ooma Mobile HD – Now Offers Free Mobile Calling

Spring is in the air with the trees in bloom, birds chirping, and the new grass just starting to emerge! Exciting isn’t it? It’s got me eager to save money and find new ways of saving our family money. On that money saving note, I just recently noticed that Ooma is again extending the value …

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Cinch Financial Review – An Unbiased Recommendation Service

I’m a big fan of simplicity. As a designer, I’m always looking for ways to strip away – and to get the cleanest, clearest message across in the most aesthetically pleasing way. So, I appreciate when I see this approach taken with other products / services. The folks at Cinch Financial (cinchfinancial.com) seem to be …

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Nest Thermostat Review – Can It Really Save You Money?

In 2011, I first heard of this neat gadget that would help my family save money on our heat and cooling bills. It promised to save my family about 30% on our monthly energy usage through auto-scheduling, auto-away and through learning your family’s tendencies. As soon as I saw the 30% savings, I immediately started …

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Groupon Coupons Review

Groupon made a name for itself with its deal-of-the-day discounted gift certificates. With Groupon Coupons, the company now has a more traditional way to save. Groupon Coupon is free to use: it has thousands of coupons from thousands of retailers, available to anyone with no upfront cost. But the name “Groupon Coupons” is a bit …

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How to Link Your Ooma Phone to Your Nest

Just recently, Ooma announced that it had joined partners with Nest to connect your Ooma telephone service to your Nest devices. Now with your Nest, you can either utilize the “Follow Me” or “Check-in Monitoring” or “911 Alerting” service. However, in order to utilize your Ooma & Nest, here is what you need to get …

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How I Pay $10 a Month for My Cell Phone

As I’ve gotten older, it takes me longer to make changes that otherwise would be a “no-brainer”. And, this even goes for things that I know will save me money – like my cell phone bill. But, after reading about Charlie’s experience earlier last year and doing a little research on my own, I decided to …

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Personal Capital – An All-in-One Financial Platform

Personal Capital is one of the growing number of investment platforms available. But it may be even better described as an account aggregator since it also connects virtually all of your financial accounts, including your bank accounts, investment accounts, credit cards and even your mortgage. On top of that, they also provide investment advice to …

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Ooma Safety Phone Review

Over the last two and a half years many of you had heard my enthusiasm about the Ooma Telo home phone system, which has been saving my family money hand over fist. Thus far, the Ooma Telo has saved us over $750 over my previous phone service. However, I’m not here to repeat my glowing …

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Spotify Review – Free Music at Your Command

A Gary Allan song was the last straw. The song itself was great (Airplanes if you’re wondering), but the $1.29 I had to pay for it irked me more than parting with 129 cents probably should. But it led me to try out some other options for playing music on my computer, because paying for …

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