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Cancel Cable TV and Save $1,000 a Year

Cancel Cable TV and Save $1,000 a Year

How much do you spend on cable TV? According to Yahoo! Finance, the average cable bill is about $99 per month. That’s $1,188 per year. Some families find they can cancel their cable and are satisfied with other much less expensive options. For example, a $60 Roku Box gives you access to unlimited television with Hulu andRead article

Black Friday Deals on Amazon.com

Black Friday Deals on Amazon.com

Don’t stand in long lines to get great deals. Check out these great Black Friday Deals on Amazon.com, which include the best Black Friday deals other stores are planning. New deals are added every 10 minutes, every day, during Black Friday Deals Week.

3 Budget Hacks: TV, Eating, Exercising

3 Budget Hacks: TV, Eating, Exercising

Your “fixed” expenses may not be as inflexible as you think. Through “budget hacking,” people are finding extra money they can use from their fixed, recurring expenses, rather than canceling fun activities or no longer making small purchases they enjoy.” Look at all your fixed expenses about every six months to see if they are stillRead article

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV

Today, Amazon unveiled the Amazon Fire TV ($99), it’s answer to rivals Roku and Apple TV (which also cost $99). The Fire TV device has 2 GB of RAM, Wi-Fi, a Bluetooth remote, and access to several content providers, including Netflix, Disney, Hulu Plus, Watch ESPN, Amazon Instant Video, Showtime, MLB, and YouTube. Read CNET’s review. Related article: GoogleRead article

6 Sneaky Charges That May Drain Your Wallet

6 Sneaky Charges That May Drain Your Wallet

Taking a look at the charges on your monthly bills can often reveal not just errors, but ongoing costs that you might not be aware of. Here are 6 sneaky charges to watch for: Check your cable bill for a modem fee, Modems used to be included in the service, but in this day ofRead article

Internet TV

Internet TV

More and more people are streaming Internet television into their homes. With little effort and little money, you can get services like Netflix, Hulu, and even YouTube from the comfort of your living room through simple navigation on your remote control. Get current and classic TV shows and movies in addition to or in place ofRead article

Where to Buy Electronics

Where to Buy Electronics

About two thirds of all electronics are purchased in walk-in stores and about a third are purchased online. Walk-in stores that get good ratings: Apple Store, Costco, and independent stores. Online stores that get good ratings: Newegg.com, BHPhotoVideo.com, Amazon Electronics,  Costco.com, and Apple.com. Skip the warranty. Retailers are really pushing warranties because they have highRead article

Google Chromecast: Online Content on Your TV

Google Chromecast: Online Content on Your TV

Update: Newer, better options include the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player and the Roku Streaming Stick. The Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player is a $35 digital media player that plugs directly into the HDMI port on your TV, tablet, laptop, or phone to stream online content from Netflix, YouTube, HuluRead article

Modem for Cable TV

Modem for Cable TV

Here’s a way to save around $7 a month if you have cable TV and are renting the company’s modem. Check your bill to see if you are being charged a lease fee for a modem. It will usually be around $7 a month. Instead of leasing it from the cable company, you can buyRead article