Tag Archive: Money


Save money on watering your lawn with Rachio’s $136 smart controller

Stop wasting water and money.

Amazon has the 8-zone Rachio smart sprinkler controller on sale for $ 135.99 right now. Recently, it’s been selling for around $ 180 at Amazon, but normally sells for closer to $ 200 elsewhere. This Rachio controller can replace your old, basic one in just a few minutes and provide smarter controls for up to eight different sprinkler zones. If you need control of more zones, you can opt for the 16-zone  [Read More…]

Orbit’s discounted smart irrigation controller will help you save money every month

Keep it green for less.

As part of its Gold Box deals of the day, Amazon is offering some pretty sweet discounts on a variety of Orbit’s popular irrigation products. The best deal here is the B-hyve smart sprinkler controller, which is down to $ 68.20. This normally sells for closer to $ 100, and we’ve never seen it drop quite this low before. It’s similar to the discounted Rachio system, except it comes in at a  [Read More…]

Question of the Week: How much money do you spend on apps?

It’s a simple question: How much money do you spend on your mobile apps and games? Are there certain licenses or developers which always get your hard-earned cash? Do you have a strong agenda against in-app purchases? Tell us a little bit about your habits and you could win $ 25 for use in the Google Play Store!

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How To Save Money With Nest Rush Hour Rewards

Get paid by your energy company by letting Nest manage your temps during high-usage times.

Heating and cooling both pose a significant cost to homeowners every year. A great way to cut down on those costs is by using a smart thermostat like a Nest that can keep a tight schedule that matches yours or even build one around your life with its learning features. You can add to those savings by signing up for Nest Rush  [Read More…]

You can now use the Google Assistant to send money to your friends (via Google Pay)

You can now easily make payments using your voice. Just tell your Google Assistant on your phone who you want to send the money to.

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Google Contacts gets shortcut for sending money with Google Pay Send

Rolling out as a server-side update to v2.5.

This past February, Google finally started implementing its big “Google Pay” re-brand. Android Pay became Google Pay, and Google Wallet was turned into (the terribly named) Google Pay Send. Now, thanks to an update to Google Contacts, it’s getting a convenient integration with the latter of the two services.

First reported by Android Police, Google’s slowly updating its Contacts app with a new shortcut for quickly sending money to  [Read More…]

Does the Nest Thermostat save you money on energy bills?

Yes. With your help.

There’s nothing magical about the Nest Thermostat. Not really, anyway. It’s a little computer bolted to your wall and connected to your home internet is all.

Metal. Plastic. Wires. Maybe some ball bearings or something. (Everything good has ball bearings. It’s a scientific fact.)

So magic? No. Able to save you money on your home energy bill? Most definitely.

I’ve used a Nest Thermostat for years. And the thing about it is this:  [Read More…]

5 apps that will help budget, track, and save your money

Tracking finances has always been a tough act to keep on top what is coming in and going out of your account. There are many solutions that range from spreadsheets to manually tracking receipts. By far the most flexible, however, is using your smartphone to track your spending. Having an effective feature rich app is […]

Best Android apps for taxes and getting money back in 2018

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

Benjamin Franklin was right, and considering the former has not reached us yet, you can bet your sweet refund check the later has rolled around yet again. Nobody really likes filing their taxes, but it’s that time of year. These apps will help you to get the job done with as little muss and fuss as possible. They can also help you to  [Read More…]

These 5 Apps Are Almost Guaranteed To Help You Save Money On Your Cellphone Plan

There’s an app for everything — even saving some money every month on your phone bill!

Everyone likes to save a little cash when it comes time to pay the monthly cell phone bill. Once you’ve done all your homework and found the plan that’s best for you from the company that offers the best service there are still a few things you can do to make sure you’re not spending too much on things you don’t  [Read More…]