Education is valuable, but does it have to be so expensive? According to the National Center of Education Statistics, the average two-year degree costs about $9,586 at a public institution, and four-year programs at public institutions averaged $18,632 for the 2014-2015 school year. That’s a lot of money, and it’s easy to understand why many are hesitant to take out student loans to cover the cost.
Oh say can you see, in malls and online, the star-spangled signs for Presidents' Day sales? Most major retailers would have you believe that the sales this weekend are too big to miss, but that's not entirely true.
They might be totally junky or still in good shape, but no matter what, you should never just throw an old electronic device in the trash.
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.
Not long ago, the Brad's Deals editors found an amazing deal on Amazon. It was an ONKYO home theater receiver, selling for an unbelievable $388.88 – $250 off the list price – plus free shipping. At first glance, it looked like the best price online. But when we looked closer, we realized it was too good to be true.
If you've ever cued up an episode of Peppa Pig at a restaurant, then you understand that a tablet is capable of providing your child with hours of entertainment when crayons just won't cut it. And as a former student teacher, I'm asking you not to waste that time. Sure, YouTube has your back with endless videos about dinosaurs and trucks, and hopefully you've picked out some quality go-tos on Netflix or Hulu (cough My Little Pony), but if you want to avoid turning your children into screen-addicted zombies, you'll want to break up that time with some interactive learning apps.
Amazon Echo products were some of the top-selling items of the 2016 holiday season. This was due in no small part to Alexa, the voice-activated digital assistant who can play your favorite music, tell you about the weather and automatically order products from your Amazon account. But Google's recent entry to the digital assistant game, Google Home, is a very similar device that promises to do much of the same. Which one is actually worth your money? We decided to investigate.
Remember when smartwatches first hit the market and everyone said, "Who needs a phone on their wrist?!" Fast forward a few years, and one in six people now owns a smartwatch or a fitness tracker. Innovative products can seem frivolous when they first hit the market, but it doesn't take long for them become an essential part of our culture and lifestyle.
I canceled my cable last weekend, and it will save me about $100 per month. Here's what it's been like so far.