Technology

5 Frugal Reasons I Always Choose Uber (or Lyft) Over Taxis

I'm car-less in Chicago, and for the most part, this works for me. Chicago has a great public transit system which I utilize daily to go to work, run errands and meet up with friends. But sometimes taking the bus or the train is inconvenient (after grocery shopping) or impossible (late at night), and I have to decide whether to take a cab or use my phone to request a ride from an Uber or Lyft driver. 

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Recycling that Pays: 6 Ways to Cash in Old Electronics

Christmastime has come and passed, and chances are you've got some new gadgets to show for it. But before you get lost in that new phone, tablet or laptop, you've got to figure out what to do with your old devices.Inline image 1

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Register Your Drone by 1/21 to Avoid the $5 Fee, But You Probably Don't Need To.

As of 12/21/15, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has mandated that all "small unmanned aircraft" - better known as drones - must register with their Unmanned Aircraft System registry before flying outdoors. 

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8 Free Holiday Apps for the Whole Family

Remember that 2009 iPhone commercial which claimed the (then new) smartphone had an app for everything? It might have seemed silly back then, but here in 2015, we really do have an app for everything--including holiday fun!  

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Amazon Video just launched streaming partnerships with your favorite cable channels.

Cordcutters rejoice! You can now subscribe to your favorite extended cable channels through Amazon Prime. 

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What 8 months without cable TV has taught me, and why I'll never go back.

Back in late March, I kissed my cable TV subscription good bye, and I have never once regretted it. 

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8 Career-Building Alternatives to a College Education

College isn't for everyone, and as U.S. student loan debt continues to rise unchecked, many would-be undergraduates are looking for alternatives to the traditional four-year college experience.

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9 Ways to Watch Movies: Your Guide to Online Video Streaming & Good Old-Fashioned Movie Rentals

We may have said "Hasta la vista, baby" to the late fees, overpriced rentals, and the inconvenience of video stores, but most of us are still learning how to find our way through the ever-evolving world of online video streaming.

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What's good in the Best Buy Black Friday Ad? Basically everything.

Honestly there are so many really great deals in the Best Buy Black Friday ad that we had a hard time narrowing it down just to a top few.

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The Best Time and Money-Saving Apps for Holiday Shoppers

I love the holidays, but I think everyone can agree they're hectic. Between the shopping, the cooking, and the event planning, it can be hard to coordinate everything without overspending or forgetting at least one crucial detail. Luckily, it's 2015 and there's an app for that. A few apps for that, actually. Here's our round-up of the most helpful apps for busy holiday shoppers.

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