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Cancel, Stream and Save - The New Face of Television

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Cable television is expensive. Depending on where you live, there's usually only one or two cable or dish providers, and basic cable can cost upwards of $80 or $100 a month. If you add premium channels like Starz or HBO, you can expect to pay even more. Of course, you can cut costs by simply not watching television, but that's not a viable or attractive solution for most people. There are still plenty of quality programs on cable, and there's no reason to give up television if you don't want to.Read the rest...

Kid Spent Hundreds Using His iPod Touch? How to Get Your Money Back

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Imagine my horror to find my bank account drained of almost $500 from, of all things, an app on my son's new iTouch! The game Gun Bros offers coin packs to players that they buy for real money. The downside is that they don't make it obvious you are using real money to buy these packs. After all, who would imagine paying $200 for some tokens to use on an app? Seems inconceivable, doesn't it? You could easily spend hundreds playing a stupid little game designed to kill time.Read the rest...

How to Get a Great Deal on a New TV

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With so many televisions on the market, how can you find the best one for your budget? When you’re browsing for a high-definition television, your options are plasma sets, CCFL-backlit LCDs and LED-backlit LCDs. Which one gives you the clearest picture without financial strain?Read the rest...

The Fine Art of eBay Sniping

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It’s a familiar scenario for eBay users: you anxiously await the end of an auction on an item you have been waiting five years to find. You count down the minutes until you see “This auction has ended,” with your name listed as the highest bidder. Suddenly, out of nowhere, merely seconds before the auction ends, an unknown bidder has bumped you out, causing you to lose the auction in a last-minute frustration.Read the rest...

Five Free Activities for Kids during Summer Vacation

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It’s summer, the kids are out of school, and it’s time to find something fun to do. The only problem is that all that summer fun can get expensive. While amusement parks, hotels, and baseball games can make a major dent in your wallet, there are many great free activities available for kids of all ages.Read the rest...

The Bota Box: A Tribute to Cheap Wine

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You have to be pretty frugal to pay a tribute to anything cheap, much less cheap wine. Most people react to the phrase “wine in a box" with a cringe. However, not every boxed wine puts a bad taste in your mouth. While several wonderful choices exist, one stands out above the rest.Read the rest...

The Tablet Craze: What Should You Look for in a Tablet?

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Tablets are ultra-light, ultra portable fun machines. Not quite powerful enough for everyday computing, they make excellent supplements to a home PC. Most tablets come with 1G memory, but features can vary greatly from one maker to the next. The following review of the tablet market should help you decide which tablet is right for you, if you decide to buy one at all.Whether tablets are merely a fad or will evolved to meet the power of a PC with the portability of a tablet remains to be seen.Read the rest...

iPad2 or Not To? Is it Worth the High Price Tag?

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Many consumers have seen a recent flood of advertisements for Tablets, such as Apple’s iPad2 and the Motorola Xoom. The question is “Are they worth the price tag that comes with them?” A consumer will pay for quality and functionality, but what they may not understand is the possible benefits these tablets can have even over the portable laptop or convenient smartphone.Read the rest...

Summer Celebrations: Five Affordable Cocktails

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Summer gatherings call for some fun drinks that are as cool as they are entertaining. It's more fun when your fancy drinks don't empty out your summer savings account, though. The following cocktails will liven up any summer party without much effort or expense. They are all easy to mix and can be served in almost any kind of cocktail glass.Read the rest...

Five Reasons Movie Prices are Skyrocketing

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The average movie price recently topped the $8 mark in the United States. That average price includes matinee and children's ticket prices, which means that the price of an adult movie ticket during peak hours is even higher than the $8 average. In Manhattan, moviegoers are coughing up as much as $19 for single adult tickets to see IMAX 3D movies at the theater. About 20 years ago, the movie theater was the only place to see a film on a big screen with stereo surround sound. Today, though, many people have their own personal theaters installed in their own houses.Read the rest...