Tag Archive: Money


Mint Mobile turns two, offers a $5 starter kit with 100% money back guarantee

Today Mint Mobile is turning two. In order to celebrate its anniversary, the company announced a $ 5 Starter Kit that makes it easier for people to try Mint’s services.

In case you don’t know. Mint Mobile is what’s considered a mobile virtual network operator. MVNOs operate on the infrastructure of existing networks. In the case of Mint, that network is T-Mobile.

Unlike traditional carriers, Mint Mobile does not charge by the month for its plans. Instead, it requires customers  [Read More…]

How to save money when buying an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show

You don’t have to pay full price for your next Echo device!

Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Amazon’s Echo devices like the Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show. Odds are that you may have even considered buying one for yourself at one point in time, but it is possible that you weren’t sold on the price tag of the device. Well, luckily there are a few ways to avoid paying full price and  [Read More…]

Send money to friends and more with the recent update to Google Pay

Google is rolling out new features to Google Pay starting with the ability to send money to your friends. This functionality existed previously in Google Wallet if you can remember back that far.

Later, it was spun off into Google Pay Send, a separate entity from Google Pay, and now Google has finally rolled it into Google Pay. It would have been better to see this at launch, but better late than never. For now, this is only available in  [Read More…]

Amazon Prime Day Tips and Tricks: Avoid bad deals and save money

Don’t make bad choices because you weren’t informed.

On big shopping days, like Amazon Prime Day, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and buy things that may not have really been a good deal. Now, if it’s a product that you actually wanted or needed, and the price was what you could afford, there’s really no such thing as a bad deal, but the risks come with impulse purchasing. With millions of deals coming and going,  [Read More…]

Xiaomi IPO falls far short of $100 billion goal but it’s still worth a buttload of money

On Monday, Xiaomi joined the Hong Kong Hang Seng index with a $ 54 billion debut. This is far less than the estimated $ 100 billion number that was floated months ago, with it closing on Monday at HK$ 17 per share. Tuesday saw it rise up to HK$ 19 per share but still puts it at far less than the original Xiaomi IPO estimate.

However, $ 54 billion is nothing to sneeze at; it still positions Xiaomi as one of  [Read More…]

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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