Stop Renting and Buy Your Cable Modem To Start Saving Money

Buy or Rent Your Cable ModemIf you are a cable internet service subscriber, do you rent or own your cable modem? If you are renting your modem, you could easily save up to $120 a year by purchasing your own modem.

It seems like almost every year that we would receive another letter from the cable companies announcing yet another rate hike, so it is not a big surprise that they also charge a fee to rent the equipment needed to access their internet service. When I first signed up to Comcast over a decade ago, the modem rental fee was only $3 a month. Today it is $10 per month.

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Your Pricey Bottled Water Is Probably Tap Water

Bottled Water Versus Tap WaterWater used to be free. Actually, it still is. I remember when I first saw bottled water for sale. It seemed like the most inane thing ever. Why would anyone actually pay money for water when it could be found for free at home or at water fountains? When I was in grade school, we would all line up at the water fountain after coming back inside from running around during recess. I’m pretty sure we all turned out (mostly) ok. Little will I know, by 2016 the U.S. bottled water industry will sell $16 billion in water and bottled water will become the most popular bottled beverage.

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What Is Pay with GasBuddy and Is It Worth Using?

Gas Station SavingsOne of my favorite sites and apps for saving money, GasBuddy, has announced their new payment option Pay with GasBuddy to help drivers save money every time they fill up their tank.

GasBuddy says when drivers use their payment card to purchase gas, they will save 15 cents per gallon off their first purchase upon using the card, and at least 5 cents off every gallon after that. By using their app or website coupled with their card, drivers can save up to $340 a year on gasoline.

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How To Extend The Lifespan Of Your Phone’s Battery

Increasing Mobile Phone Battery LifespanIn today’s busy world where we want our email, media, and social networks to be accessible anytime and anywhere, our mobile phones are considered indispensable. If you go to any airport or conference, you will see dozens of people huddled around outlets trying to get a few more minutes of precious battery life.

These days you will have to look extremely hard to find a smartphone with a removable battery. With phones getting thinner and users preferring designs with more premium feeling materials such as aluminum or glass and features like water resistance, more and more smartphone makers are ditching the removable battery. If you do not want to be tethered to an outlet all the time, knowing how to extend your battery’s health is important. Here are a few tips on how to take care of your phone’s battery and prolong its life.

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Buying Gas From These Stations Is Better For Your Car

Top Tier Gas StationsDoes the brand of gas matter when you are fueling up your car or do you pull into which ever gas station at the corner that has the lowest price posted on the sign? After all, gasoline is gasoline, and it’s all the same stuff right?

According to results from independent laboratory testing, AAA has found that there are significant differences in the quality of gasoline sold in the United States.

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The Equifax Hacking and What You Need To Do Now

Equifax HackedLast week Equifax announced that up to 143 million people may have had their information compromised in a hack on their website due to an unpatched application. A security review found unauthorized access that occurred from mid May to the end of July, when the security breach was discovered.

Personal information that was accessed included everything from names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and even driver license numbers. Some 200,000 consumers also had credit card numbers stolen, and 182,000 had certain dispute documents with “personal identifying information” stolen.

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Buying A New Car or Used Car: Which One Is A Better Choice?

Adorable Dog In CarFor many people, buying a car is the second most expensive purchase in one’s life behind a house. With the average new vehicle transaction costing $34,077 in 2016 according to Edmunds, you may be wondering if you should choose a new or used car for your next purchase. I had this same dilemma when I was car shopping at the end of last year. Both choices have their own advantages. To help you decide which one to choose, here are some reasons for going with each option.

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One Small Tip To Save Big Money On Vacation Rentals

Independence Pass ColoradoI always read online how people say they want to travel more often, but traveling is really expensive. Two of the most expensive costs of visiting a new destination is the airfare and the lodging. At least with plane tickets, it is a one time fee for a roundtrip ticket. Once you’ve arrived at your destination, you will have to pay hotel and lodging fees every night you are on vacation. Is there are better way to stay for cheaper? Most definitely!

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11 Tips To Defeat The Procrastination Monster

Procrastination Alarm ClockYou’ve got an important project that needs to be completed. However, instead of working on it you are busy doing other things like watching funny videos on Youtube, checking what your friends are up to on Facebook, browsing cat pictures on Reddit, hitting the new messages button on your email, or surfing yummy food blogs. Doing anything else seems like a better idea than working on what really needs to be done.

Does this sound familiar? If you are nodding your head yes, then you understand what it is like to suffer from procrastination.

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Buying 8TB Western Digital Red Drives For Almost 30% Off

Western Digital Easystore 8TBLike money, there is no such thing as too much hard drive space. You can never seem to have enough disk storage and it disappears quicker than you think thanks to things like high resolution photos from cameras, 1080p footage from GoPro’s, disk hungry video games, movies and TV shows, and system backups (you are making backups, right?). It also doesn’t help that Windows 10 requires 20 gigabytes just for a fresh installation before all the system updates that surely will be coming. Online cloud storage has gotten a lot of press lately, but for many people, storing their files privately and offline is still preferable. Or maybe you are like me and have a 144TB file server that you want to backup at the lowest price possible.

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