Tag Archive: Money


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…]

Essential wants your attention as much as your money (for now)

Essential isn’t even trying to compete with Samsung or even LG with their first phone.

You’ve probably read at least one “first look” at the Essential Phone. They all have a few things in common, and mostly leave us with the impression that it’s an interesting first try from a new company. It’s definitely an ambitious device in some ways, especially in the looks department. What you’re probably not going to see is the Essential Phone at  [Read More…]

You can now send money through PayPal in Skype chats

Skype this week announced it was adding PayPal integration to its Android and iOS mobile apps. The partnership will allow users to simply send money to each other while chatting on Skype on their smartphone. The new “Send Money” feature is available only for personal use, so you won’t be able to employ it to […]

Skype now lets you send money to friends via PayPal on Android

Skype has teamed with PayPal in hopes to be your go-to app for paying back friends.

Skype has added the ability to send money to your friends on Android and iOS as part of a new partnership with PayPal, the company announced today. Available in 22 countries at launch, the Send Money feature allows you to pay a friend from at any point from the conversation window.

Using the feature  [Read More…]

The Secret To Saving Money On Cell Phones and Service

You can save money on your phone and plan if you do a bit of homework before you buy.

It’s never fun to pay more than you need to. And that includes your phone and plan you use with it.

Like most things, you can find a balance where you pay for what you actually use and need rather than pay what someone else thinks you need. That’s the real secret to saving money on your phone  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 vs. HTC U11: More money, more quality

We have so many great high-end smartphone choices this year.

OnePlus is riding pretty high after a year of great success with the OnePlus 3 and 3T, and it’s trying to parlay that momentum with the OnePlus 5. It’s sticking to the same recipe as before, but doubling down on the importance of the camera and also raising its price. Despite being the bigger of the two companies, HTC broke out from a slump in 2017 with  [Read More…]

Cricket Rewards wants to help you save money on your monthly bill and more

Cricket Wireless is introducing Cricket Rewards which will give subscribers points which can be used towards various bill discounts, sweepstakes entries, and much more.