Shopping http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/1/all en-US Flashback Friday: 49 Smartest Amazon Hacks That Will Save You Big http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-49-smartest-amazon-hacks-that-will-save-you-big <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/flashback-friday-49-smartest-amazon-hacks-that-will-save-you-big" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_shopping_tablet_61297790.jpg" alt="Woman using smartest Amazon hacks that will save her big" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to recent data, <a href="http://www.statista.com/statistics/266282/annual-net-revenue-of-amazoncom/">Amazon's net revenue for 2015</a> was over $100 billion in the U.S. alone. And I'm only responsible for half of that.</p> <p>It's an online retail powerhouse for a reason. It offers convenient shipping options, low prices, and a selection of virtually everything you've ever wanted to buy. But as a regular Amazon shopper, it's important to know some tricks on how to save even more on every purchase.</p> <p>Here are the 49 smartest Amazon hacks we've ever shared.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/woman_thinking_000059983456.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/these-secrets-of-amazons-pricing-strategy-will-help-you-find-the-best-buys?ref=fbf">These Secrets of Amazon's Pricing Strategy Will Help You Find the Best Buys</a> &mdash; It's easy to believe that Amazon wants their customers to always get the best deals because they treat us so well! But it's a business like any other, so they're out to make money. Knowing their pricing strategy will make you a much smarter shopper though, and will enable you to track down all the best deals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/16-amazon-deal-hacks-you-may-not-already-know?ref=fbf">16 Amazon Deal Hacks You May Not Already Know</a> &mdash; You might be a proud Prime member, but are you getting the most out of Amazon's services? You can score free books, get free delivery on groceries with a trial membership to Prime Pantry, and so much more!</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/kitten_food_000019035736.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-you-should-always-order-on-amazon?ref=fbf">10 Things You Should Always Order on Amazon</a> &mdash; Sometimes it'll be hard for Amazon's low prices to beat those at Target and Wal-Mart, but pet food and diapers are just two of the items that Amazon will always have better prices on.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-make-amazon-pay-you?ref=fbf">7 Ways to Make Amazon Pay YOU!</a> &mdash; You might be spending lots of money as an Amazon shopper, but with these brilliant tricks, you can actually make Amazon pay you. And there are few things greater than <em>getting</em> money from your favorite retailer.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/woman_finding_online_deals_000067130921.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-little-known-amazon-shopping-hacks?ref=fbf">5 Little Known Amazon Shopping Hacks</a> &mdash; Amazon's customer service might be the best around, because they are constantly trying to keep their customers happy. If you need an item to be replaced, or would like a free prime extension, it's worth it just to ask.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-amazon-prime-perks-youve-forgotten-to-use?ref=fbf">7 Amazon Prime Perks You've Forgotten to Use</a> &mdash; Free two-day shipping isn't the only benefit Prime members get to enjoy. So get the most of that annual membership fee and try out their unlimited data storage, early access deals, free video streaming, and more!</p> <p><em>What are some other Amazon shopping hacks? Share with us!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chrissa-hardy">Chrissa Hardy</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-49-smartest-amazon-hacks-that-will-save-you-big">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-47-best-back-to-school-shopping-hacks-ever">Flashback Friday: 47 Best Back-to-School Shopping Hacks Ever</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-use-google-alerts-to-save-money">6 Ways to Use Google Alerts to Save Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-84-reasons-to-be-done-with-summer-and-get-excited-for-fall">Flashback Friday: 84 Reasons to Be Done With Summer and Get Excited for Fall</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-50-money-moves-you-need-to-make-when-big-changes-happen">Flashback Friday: 50 Money Moves You Need to Make When Big Changes Happen</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-72-brilliant-ways-to-stretch-20">Flashback Friday: 72 Brilliant Ways to Stretch $20</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Shopping Amazon amazon pantry amazon prime fbf flashback friday frugal living saving money shopping Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:00:07 +0000 Chrissa Hardy 1779932 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Fans http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-fans <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-fans" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_cool_fan_000024366379.jpg" alt="Woman using best fan to stay cool" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;re in the market for a new fan, you&rsquo;ll want an efficient, effective option with the right combination of power, style, and quiet operation. With so many to choose from at all different price points, it can be difficult to decide. That&rsquo;s why we&rsquo;ve found some of the best fans on the market to help get you started.</p> <h2>What Is a Fan?</h2> <p>A fan is a device with rotating blades that can create a breeze and cool a space by circulating air. They can cool the air and help with ventilation to improve the air temperature and quality. There are various types of fans available, including tower, window, oscillating, blameless, floor, and table fans.</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll want a quiet, reliable fan that can cool the entire space with easy-to-use controls and an attractive design that can fit your personal style. Each fan has its own unique features, which may include a sleep timer, remote control, air ionizer, and much more.</p> <h2>Top 5 Fans</h2> <h3>Vornado 660 Whole Room Air Circulator</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bELbSP"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/vornado.jpg" width="192" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>While the <a href="http://amzn.to/2bELbSP">Vornado 660 Whole Room Air Circulator</a> is the most expensive option on our list, you likely won&rsquo;t find a more impressive fan, especially in this compact size. Many reviewers find that this has better air circulation on the lowest setting than most other fans have on the highest setting.</p> <p>The energy saving fan features four quiet speed settings, intuitive push-button controls, and heavily contoured blades, which can move air up to 100 feet. The superior, stylish design allows the fan to effortlessly tilt between horizontal and vertical airflow positions along a chrome glide bar, so you can direct the flow of air wherever you choose. The signature Vortex Technology provides complete circulation of all the air throughout a room. The specially sized inlet directs air to the most efficient parts of the blades to increase airflow. The deep pitch blades are enclosed in a cylindrical duct, so the air is sculpted into a high-velocity column. The AirTensity grill creates a spiral effect that allows the air to efficiently travel throughout the area. It is easy to use and easy to clean thanks to a detachable grill, which provides easy access to the blades. The well-built fan features dramatic gloss, matte finishes, and sleek lines.</p> <p>This is recommended by Consumer Search, Real Simple, Gizmodo, and The Sweethome. It has outstanding reviews online, including more than 800 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also backed by a five-year limited warranty.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bELbSP"><em>Currently $98.96 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Bionaire Twin Reversible Airflow Window Fan</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bmaiJu"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/bionaire.jpg" width="245" height="135" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in household window fans, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2bmaiJu">Bionaire Twin Reversible Airflow Window Fan with Remote Control</a> has the ability to reverse or alternate air flow thanks to electronically reversible blades. You can easily change the direction of the independently controlled 8.5&rdquo; blades to intake cool air, exhaust hot air, or circulate air throughout the room. The double window fan features a digital programmable LED thermostat, three speed settings, quiet operation, water resistant motors, and a remote control. It easily fits most double-hung, vertical slider, and casement windows thanks to built-in adjustable extender panels.</p> <p>This is recommended by Consumer Search and The Sweethome. It has outstanding reviews online, including more than 1,400 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also backed by a five-year limited warranty.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bmaiJu"><em>Currently $54.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Seville Classics UltraSlimline Tower Fan</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bkh4h3"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/seville.jpg" width="67" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2bkh4h3">Seville Classics UltraSlimline Tower Fan</a> features impressive airflow and a timer up to 7.5 hours. The powerful 40&rdquo; oscillating tower fan has four quiet settings, including an Eco-Power Energy Saver setting. The sleek, stylish, space saving design takes up less than one square feet of space. The well-built fan is made of hardened fire retardant black satin ABS plastic with a silver steel intake grill. The impressive, high-quality fan also comes with a user-friendly LCD remote control.</p> <p>This is recommended by Consumer Search, The Wirecutter, and The Sweethome, which they deem the best fan for most people. The durable fan has outstanding online reviews and is backed by a one-year warranty.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bkh4h3"><em>Currently $59.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Honeywell HT-900 TurboForce Air Circulator Fan</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bB4zy7" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/honeywell_1.jpg" width="191" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in household fans, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2bB4zy7">Honeywell HT-900 TurboForce Air Circulator Fan</a> is the perfect compact fan for most homes. It is the most affordable option on our list and is 25% quieter than similar models. It has three quiet settings and a reach of more than 25 feet. The Aerodynamic TurboForce design powerfully circulates the air in a room. The head pivots 90 degrees and it can be used on a table or mounted to a wall for your convenience. It is best for intense personal cooling or energy-saving air circulation.</p> <p>This is a bargain and is available in two colors. It is recommended by Real Simple as the best bang for your buck. It is commonly compared to more expensive fans online and always comes out on top. It has outstanding reviews online, including more than 4,100 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also backed by a one-year limited warranty.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bB4zy7"><em>Currently $11.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Lasko 2551 Wind Curve Platinum Tower Fan</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bmS6KI"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/lasko.jpg" width="74" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in household tower fans, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2bmS6KI">42&rdquo; Lasko 2551 Wind Curve Platinum Tower Fan With Remote Control and Fresh Air Ionizer</a> is the optimal oscillating tower fan. It features three quiet speeds and an energy-saving timer that offers auto shut-off after up to 7.5 hours. The fresh air ionizer also purifies the air, as it cools your space. It has refined brushed metallic accents and a wind curve profile for maximum air delivery. It also has a multifunction remote control, remote control storage area, and easy carry handle for easier usage. It is easy to operate and comes fully assembled.</p> <p>This is available in two colors to meet your style preferences. It has outstanding reviews online, including more than 3,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bmS6KI"><em>Currently $57.81 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best fans. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-fans">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-digital-food-scales">The 5 Best Digital Food Scales</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-thermoses">The 5 Best Thermoses</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-aluminum-and-stainless-steel-water-bottles">The 5 Best Aluminum and Stainless Steel Water Bottles</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pet-flea-shampoos">The 5 Best Pet Flea Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-robotic-mops">The 5 Best Robotic Mops</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Home Shopping 5 best desk fan fan fans house fan product reviews room fan shopping summer fan Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:30:37 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1779933 at http://www.wisebread.com 6 Dumb Places You’re Leaving Your Money http://www.wisebread.com/6-dumb-places-you-re-leaving-your-money <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-dumb-places-you-re-leaving-your-money" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_9121051_MEDIUM.jpg" alt="stop keeping your money in these dumb places" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do you hate compound interest? Don't you know that compound interest is magic? Don't you want to be rich? Are you afraid to retire with zero savings? You should maybe relocate your cash, ASAP. Because, oh, the places you store your money are so completely dumb. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-ways-your-cash-rewards-can-make-you-rich?ref=seealso">3 Ways Your Cash Rewards Can Make You Rich</a>)</p> <p>Here are some really stupid places to keep your money.</p> <h2>1. Fancy Coffee Apps</h2> <p>If you feel like the crux of every other personal finance article is, &quot;You are going to retire as a hobo if you don't stop drinking fancy coffee,&quot; you would be right. The perils of fancy coffee wouldn't be such a hot topic (and by hot I mean beaten like a dead horse) for financial writers if North Americans didn't treat their Starbucks card like the more caffeinated version of a checking account. As of the first quarter of 2016, Starbucks customers had a total of <a href="http://www.marketwatch.com/story/starbucks-has-more-customer-money-on-cards-than-many-banks-have-in-deposits-2016-06-09">$1.2 billion loaded onto Starbucks gift cards</a> or its mobile app. For comparison, $1.2 billion dollars is more money than many large financial institutions like Charles Schwab, Discover, and Mercantile Bank have in deposits. That unused money you have stored on your Starbucks card is not earning any interest.</p> <p>As a side note, Starbucks' mobile wallet is pretending to be your bank so hard that the company is releasing a prepaid Visa card later this year. Of course its main perk will be that you can earn Starbucks stars for every dollar spent on the card.</p> <h2>2. Unused Gift Cards and Credit Card Rewards</h2> <p>Perhaps the people who use the prepaid Starbucks Visa will actually use their coffee credits. But that's doubtful. The gift card industry thrives on consumer confusion and apathy. Every year, people lose thousands of dollars in merchandise and service perks by not using them. Between 2005 and 2011, $41 billion worth of gift card value was lost to expiration dates and misplaced cards. This type of quiet financial bleed is called &quot;breakage&quot; in financial parlance. Instead of you getting &quot;free&quot; perks, gift card and rewards companies get to earn interest on the money you loaned them for free.</p> <h2>3. PayPal</h2> <p>Don't get me wrong. Just like I love fancy coffee, I also love PayPal. Fintech companies like PayPal and Square make my life as an online seller much more profitable and convenient. I used to treat my PayPal account as a slush fund for luxury purchases. I would sell stuff on eBay and the money I earned from my online storefront would sit, sometimes for months, in my PayPal account until I found something on eBay that I wanted to buy.</p> <p>As a frugal training tool, it helped me live on a tight budget without feeling deprived. My bank account was for paying bills and my PayPal account was for fun. But then I realized the obvious: I was not earning any interest on my sometimes sizable PayPal stash. As an easy alternative, I now transfer all my PayPal earnings into a free savings account. I make a smidgen of interest and my funds are immediately available for spending.</p> <p>For expats and professional travelers who cannot open a bank account in foreign lands and depend on PayPal as a workaround for the direct deposit of their paycheck, please note that money in <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/as-banking-evolves-fintech-emerges-from-the-branch-1464806411">PayPal is not insured by the FDIC.</a></p> <h2>4. Under Your Mattress</h2> <p>A survey by the American Express Spending and Savings Tracker found that 43% of Americans keep their savings in cash. If that weren't bad enough, 53% of those cash-is-king savers hide their cash in their homes. Hiding your life savings in your house is terrible for two big reasons:</p> <ul> <li><strong>You aren't earning interest.</strong> Even if you keep your earnings in your crummy savings account with a .06% interest rate, that's .06% more money than you'd make from storing your money in a shoe box at the bottom of your laundry hamper.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Your money isn't safe at home.</strong> Criminals know to check the laundry hamper for valuables because they read all the same blogs that you do. You might have a super secret spot in your house that will never be found by any cat burglar, but it is guaranteed to be found by your teenager who will embezzle from her own college fund in order to buy ridiculous teenage stuff. Even if you can avoid being robbed by strangers and family, you can still lose it all to a flood, a fire, a tornado, or those pesky <a href="http://animals.mom.me/type-bug-eats-paper-11210.html">silverfish</a> (which thrive on paper).</li> </ul> <h2>5. Jewelry</h2> <p>I can think of only two instances where jewelry is a great investment.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Example 1:</strong> <a href="http://www.biography.com/people/hedy-lamarr-9542252">You are Hedy Lamarr</a>. You are a Jewish actress married to the owner of an Austrian munitions manufacturer. Your abusive husband decides to sell arms to the Nazis. After rescuing your mother from Hitler, you use your jewelry to finance your escape to America. In America, instead of investing your Hollywood movie star money back into gems, you invent frequency-hopping, a jam-proof radio guidance system for torpedoes that is the underlying technology for GPS and Wi-Fi. <br /> &nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Example 2:</strong> <a href="http://www.fatf-gafi.org/documents/news/ml-tf-through-trade-in-diamonds.html">You are a terrorist</a>. Diamonds are an easy and portable way to launder money so you don't have to tote suitcases of cash or bricks of heroin through airports on the way to buy weapons.</li> </ul> <p>While generations of women have been told to hoard jewelry as a safety net during hard times, Hedy Lamarr is an outlier. (Also, Hedy didn't buy the jewelry she traded for her mother and their freedom. Her abusive husband bought it for her.) Jewelry can hold tremendous sentimental value, but it's a poor financial investment.</p> <h2>6. Gold</h2> <p>A relative, who apparently doesn't understand the magic of compound interest or macroeconomics, recently lectured me about how America needs to return to the gold standard. He loves gold so much that he's also hoarding these cute, fun-sized ingots for when the (stuff) hits the fan. Even if I don't tell you all the conspiracy theories and urban legends he attaches to his gold buggery, his insistence that I put my money in gold should tell you many things about him, including:</p> <ul> <li>He is conflating the gold standard, which is a fixed value for the dollar, with buying gold as a safe-haven, disaster currency. Despite what you have heard on talk radio, these are two separate things.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>He has not talked to a Greek person, any Greek person, about what happens to your economy when you can't revalue your currency. The euro is Greece's modern-day gold standard. (If you paid attention during high school history, you might recall countries that were first to ditch the gold standard during the Great Depression were also the countries that recovered first economically.)<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>He hasn't looked at inflation rates over the last 40 years. If he had, he would know that <a href="http://inflationdata.com/Inflation/Inflation_Rate/Gold_Inflation.asp#Chart">gold is not a hedge for inflation</a>.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>He doesn't understand that gold lacks utility, which means that its value is determined by the currency in which it is priced, not by supply and demand. <br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>To quote Warren Buffett: &quot;If you put your money into gold or other non-income-producing assets that are dependent on someone else's values in the future, you're in speculation. You're not into investing.&quot; <br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>He is not a fan of science fiction. If you have read anything about the post-apocalyptic world, you know that skills, not gold, are the ultimate portable currency. Also, how are you going to run from the zombies if you're weighed down by all that bullion?</li> </ul> <p><em>Where is the stupidest place you've ever kept your money? Please share your shame with your fellow readers in the comments section. That way, we can all be smarter in the future.</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/max-wong">Max Wong</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-dumb-places-you-re-leaving-your-money">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/in-times-like-these-separate-the-want-from-the-need">In times like these, separate the want from the need.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ow-do-you-deal-with-family-members-who-are-bad-at-managing-money">How Do You Deal With Family Members Who Are Bad At Managing Money?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chinese-money-habits-how-my-culture-influences-my-attitudes-toward-money">Chinese Money Habits - How My Culture Influences My Attitudes Toward Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/this-season-give-your-child-the-gift-of-fiscal-responsibility">This Season, Give Your Child the Gift of Fiscal Responsibility</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/do-not-buy-something-just-because-you-can-afford-it">Do not buy something just because you can afford it</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance Shopping apps cash stash keep your money money money management money safe money stash smartphone apps Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:00:09 +0000 Max Wong 1779794 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Women's Cross Training Shoes http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-womens-cross-training-shoes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-womens-cross-training-shoes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_running_shoes_71975561.jpg" alt="Woman buying best cross training shoes" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you are involved in high impact workouts, like HIIT or CrossFit, you need a good pair of cross training shoes to help you become the best athlete you can be. The right pair of shoes can help you avoid injury by grounding you while you lift, providing traction and grip, and adequately cushioning your feet while you engage in your favorite exercises.</p> <h2>What Are Cross Training Shoes?</h2> <p>Cross training shoes are all-purpose shoes that will allow you to safely pursue a variety of exercises. They have some of the aspects of a comfortable running shoe, along with some of the aspects of a supportive training shoe, to help maximize your performance. A quality pair of cross training shoes can actually save you money because they take the place of several types of shoes in one.</p> <h2>Top 5 Women's Cross Training Shoes</h2> <h3>Adidas Performance Women's Adipure 360.2 W Cross-Training Shoes</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bjf9eq"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/adidas.jpg" width="245" height="137" align="right" alt="" /></a>The lightweight <a href="http://amzn.to/2bjf9eq">Adidas Performance Women's Adipure 360.2 W Cross-Training Shoes</a> are ideal for HIIT, interval training, weightlifting, and bootcamp training. To help improve your workout, they feature deep grooves in the forefoot and extra stability from the midfoot to the heel. They also feature flex grooves in the outsole for additional flexibility, a cushioned SUPERCLOUD sockliner, and textile lining. The seamless air mesh upper fits like a glove, provides maximum breathability, and supports the feet in key areas.</p> <p>These are available in a wide variety of colors. They are recommended by Shape Magazine and Fitness Magazine.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bjf9eq"><em>Currently $79.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Reebok Women's CrossFit Nano 5.0 Training Shoes</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bP5g4P"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/reebok.jpg" width="245" height="155" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2bP5g4P">Reebok Women's CrossFit Nano 5.0 Training Shoes</a> are comfortable, supportive, flexible, and provide good stability. This new Nano edition is the lightest, strongest, most innovative edition yet, with a new re-engineered shape and a newly developed contoured heel counter. They feature extremely durable Kevlar on the entire upper for additional support and protection. They also have a new NanoShell midsole of Thermoplastic polyurethane shell that supports and cushions the foot. The high-performance weightlifting shoes are ideal for CrossFit and bootcamp training.</p> <p>These are available in a wide variety of colors. They are recommended by Self and Fitness Magazine.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bP5g4P"><em>Currently $76.57 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>New Balance Women's 711 Mesh Cross-Training Shoes</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bhwhwx"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/new%20balance.jpg" width="245" height="132" align="right" alt="" /></a>The versatile <a href="http://amzn.to/2bhwhwx">New Balance Women's 711 Mesh Cross-Training Shoes</a> are very comfortable thanks to a wide toe box and a comfort insert with heel pillow. They feature a CUSH+ midsole, SBS visual tech heel crash pad, and visible forefoot flex grooves.</p> <p>These are available in a wide variety of colors. They are recommended by Daily Burn. They are also recommended by podiatrists for nurses and those working on their feet all day. The <a href="http://amzn.to/2bjejyc">New Balance Women's WX608V4 Training Shoes</a> are another widely recommended option, with more than 600 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bhwhwx"><em>Currently $69.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>ASICS Women's GEL-Fit Sana Cross-Training Shoes</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bCGKaY"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/ASICS.jpg" width="245" height="158" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2bCGKaY">ASICS Women's GEL-Fit Sana Cross-Training Shoes</a> will allow you to train harder, no matter which exercise style you prefer. They feature a low-profile midsole with a Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System for added comfort and shock absorption. They also feature synthetic, stretchable mesh, a sock-fit MONO-SOCK&reg; upper, and a padded tongue and collar that allow you to create the perfect secure fit. They also have a stretch-to-fit Supportive Flexible Fit upper allowing 360&deg; movement. They have an AHAR Plus Dynamic Duomax high-abrasion rubber outsole with a herringbone tread pattern to enhance stability and support, reduce overall weight, and provide enhanced grip on uneven surfaces.</p> <p>The insole can be removed in place of orthotics for added comfort. They can be quickly slipped on, so you&rsquo;re out the door in no time. They offer unmatched performance, durability, and support. They are stylish, extremely flexible, breathable, and ultra-lightweight. These are available in a wide variety of colors. They are an Amazon best-seller and have 700 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bCGKaY"><em>Currently $59.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>PUMA Women's Cell Riaze Cross-Training Shoes</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bhwhwy"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/puma.jpg" width="245" height="139" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2bhwhwy">PUMA Women's Cell Riaze Cross-Training Shoes</a> combine style and comfort thanks to a breathable mesh upper with faux-leather overlays. They feature a padded tongue and collar, cushioned midsole and heel, high-rebound EcoOrthoLite sockliner, and EverTrack high-abrasion outsole.</p> <p>These are available in a wide variety of colors. They are widely referred to as the best CrossFit shoes available and have more than 700 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bhwhwy"><em>Currently $45.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best cross training shoes for women. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-womens-cross-training-shoes">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-women-s-running-shoes">The 5 Best Women’s Running Shoes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-smart-scales">The 5 Best Smart Scales</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-mountain-bikes">The 5 Best Mountain Bikes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-facial-masks">The 5 Best Facial Masks</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-men-s-running-shoes">The 5 Best Men’s Running Shoes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best product reviews running shoes shopping women's cross training shoes women's shoes Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:30:31 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1779166 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Digital Food Scales http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-digital-food-scales <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-digital-food-scales" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/digital_food_scale_21481586.jpg" alt="Best digital food scales for weighing food" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dietitians and fitness gurus say that a digital scale is one of the most important tools in any weight-loss program. Even celebrity chef, Alton Brown, says it&rsquo;s one of the best things to have in your kitchen.</p> <p>According to Everyday Health, in a national survey of more than 6,000 adults, it was proven that people who accurately measure their food are <a href="http://www.everydayhealth.com/weight/food-scale-for-weight-loss.aspx">more successful at losing weight</a> (and keeping it off). That&rsquo;s because using a scale allows you to easily achieve controlled portions and makes calorie counting effortless.</p> <h2>What Is a Digital Food Scale?</h2> <p>A digital food scale is used to measure the weight or mass of an object. It ensures precise ingredient measurements so that you can achieve picture-perfect results every time you bake. It can also cut down on prep time by accurately measuring your ingredients. Along with baking and cooking, digital scales can also be used to weigh jewelry, small packages, and much more.</p> <h2>Top 5 Digital Scales</h2> <h3>OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2buKfi5"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/oxo_1.jpg" width="245" height="143" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2buKfi5">OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale with Pull-Out Display</a> accurately measures in ounces and grams. It has a slim profile, auto shut-off feature, and is easy to store. The user-friendly scale has a tare function and a weight indicator, which displays how much capacity is left on the scale. The pull-out display and large numbers with optional backlight make the display easier to read. The stainless steel platform can also be removed for easy cleaning.</p> <p>This scale is an Amazon best-seller and has nearly 700 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also recommended by Cook&rsquo;s Illustrated and The SweetHome. If this one doesn&rsquo;t work for you, consider the widely recommended <a href="http://amzn.to/2bDjsiT">Ozeri Pro Digital Kitchen Food Scale, 1g to 12 lbs. Capacity</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2buKfi5"><em>Currently $49.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bgSZo2"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/ozeri_0.jpg" width="189" height="200" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in digital kitchen scales, you can count on the <a href="http://amzn.to/2bgSZo2">Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale</a> to offer accurate and immediate measurements. It has the latest generation in sensor technology and instantly converts between ounces, grams, pounds, milliliters, and kilograms. It is elegantly designed with a refined chrome finish and features a widescreen LCD screen and large weighing platform. It has an auto shut-off feature and the tare and unit buttons provide an audible click confirmation for ease of use. The easy-to-use digital kitchen scale is also easy to clean and store.</p> <p>This scale is available in four different colors to match your preferences. It is one of Amazon&rsquo;s &ldquo;most wished for&rdquo; items and has more than 6,200 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also backed by a no-hassle one-year warranty.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bgSZo2"><em>Currently $12.69 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2byRD98"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/eatsmart%20scale.jpg" width="245" height="187" align="right" alt="" /></a>The highly accurate <a href="http://amzn.to/2byRD98">EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale</a> measures in ounces, pounds, grams, and kilograms. The compact design features five non-slip rubber feet and a high-resolution screen. It is easy to use and has tare and auto shut-off functions.</p> <p>This highly regarded scale is recommended by The SweetHome. It has nearly 7,000 five-star reviews on Amazon and is backed by a satisfaction guarantee.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2byRD98"><em>Currently $19.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>American Weigh Digital Scale</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bAIa5E"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/american%20weigh.jpg" width="200" height="190" align="right" alt="" /></a>The durable, compact <a href="http://amzn.to/2bAIa5E">American Weigh 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale</a> accurately measures in pounds or grams. The portable pocket scale has a flip-open cover to protect the weighing surface. It has a backlit LCD display, which makes the numbers easy to read. The stainless steel weighing surface is also easy to clean.</p> <p>This affordable scale is available in five different colors to match your preferences. It is an Amazon best-seller and has more than 2,500 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also backed by a 10-year warranty. If this one doesn&rsquo;t work for you, there are a number of other highly rated and recommended American Weigh options, including the <a href="http://amzn.to/2bAIKjR">American Weigh Scales Black Blade Digital Pocket Scale</a>, <a href="http://amzn.to/2bDjVlb">American Weigh Digital Pocket Scale</a>, and <a href="http://amzn.to/2bUgeJr">American Weigh Scales Table Top Postal Scale</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bAIa5E"><em>Currently $10.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Etekcity Digital Multifunction Stainless Steel Kitchen Food Scale</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bM6dLh"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/etekcity.jpg" width="177" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2bM6dLh">Etekcity 11lb/5kg Digital Multifunction Stainless Steel Kitchen Food Scale</a> offers accurate measurements in ounces, milliliters, pounds, or grams thanks to four highly accurate sensors. The slim, sleek stainless steel scale has anti-fingerprint technology and is easy to clean, use, and store. The modern compact scale has a clear backlit digital display, quick unit conversion, low battery indication, safe overload indication, and auto tare, auto zero, and auto shut-off features.</p> <p>This food scale is an Amazon best-seller and has more than 800 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also backed by a one-year warranty.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bM6dLh"><em>Currently $13.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best digital scales. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-digital-food-scales">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-thermoses">The 5 Best Thermoses</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-aluminum-and-stainless-steel-water-bottles">The 5 Best Aluminum and Stainless Steel Water Bottles</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-popsicle-molds">The 5 Best Popsicle Molds</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-robotic-mops">The 5 Best Robotic Mops</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pet-flea-shampoos">The 5 Best Pet Flea Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Home Shopping 5 best digital food scale Food food scales kitchen appliances product reviews shopping Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:30:37 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1778739 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Creative Ways to Score Free Shipping http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-creative-ways-to-score-free-shipping <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-creative-ways-to-score-free-shipping" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_happy_computer_69934141.jpg" alt="Woman finding creative ways to score free shipping" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to get free shipping, travel tips you never thought of, and how to get a free honeymoon.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/5-creative-ways-get-free-shipping/">5 Creative Ways to Get Free Shipping</a> &mdash; When you're on the checkout page, open the chat window and simply ask for free shipping. Even if you don't get it, the retailer might give you coupons or offer other deals. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Expert-Travel-Tips-31926521">Expert Travel Tips You Never Thought Of</a> &mdash; Bring a universal sink stopper with you so you can do laundry in the sink or use a bathtub that otherwise won't fill. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0807/Free-honeymoon-With-rewards-points-it-s-possible">Free honeymoon? With rewards points, it's possible.</a> &mdash; Wedding receptions are expensive, but since you'll be spending the money anyway, you can make it go farther by earning rewards from loyalty programs. The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/dipping-toe-minimalism-7-simple-ways-try-minimalism-today/">Dipping a Toe Into Minimalism: 7 Simple Ways to Try Minimalism Today!</a> &mdash; Keep your bags packed and ready to go. Do this with purses, backpacks, and summer bags for outdoor activities. [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.shoplet.com/school-supplies/college-dorm-decor-hacks-for-backtoschool/">5 Easy College Dorm Decor Hacks for #BacktoSchool</a> &mdash; Start with basic pieces like a plain lampshade which you can decorate with patterned paper. and tape. Simply change the paper when you're tired of the print. [Shoplet]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/6-things-to-consider-before-moving/">6 Things to Consider Before Moving</a> &mdash; If you aren't moving for a job, then the job outlook in the new area will be very important. Check sites like Monster, Career Builder, and even the jobs section of Craigslist to see what's available. [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/rules-shopping/">Frugal Rules for Savvier Shopping</a> &mdash; Set internal price limits when you go shopping. If you decide you won't spend over $40 on a pair jeans, it'll be easier to set down a pair that costs $50. [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/2016/08/take-advice-from-people-who-have-what-you-want/">Take Advice From People Who Have What You Want!</a> &mdash; Surround yourself with people who have accomplished what you want to do, learn from them, and take action. [Budgets Are Sexy]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dinksfinance.com/2016/08/work-effectively-others/">How to Work Effectively With Others</a> &mdash; We don't always get along with everyone, but it's important to find ways to work effectively together when we're in the workplace. [Dinks Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyminiblog.com/how-to/have-a-financially-responsible-mid-life-crisis/">How to Have a More Financially Responsible Mid-life Crisis</a> &mdash; Follow these steps to handle a mid-life crisis without throwing your good finances out the window. [Money Mini Blog]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-creative-ways-to-score-free-shipping">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-amazon-prime-perks-youve-forgotten-to-use">7 Amazon Prime Perks You&#039;ve Forgotten to Use</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-best-discount-shopping-days-of-the-year">7 Best Discount Shopping Days of the Year</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amazon-prime-benefits-and-how-to-avoid-the-price-hike">Amazon Prime Benefits and How to Avoid the Price Hike</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-coupons-trick-you-into-spending-more-money">5 Times Coupons Trick You Into Spending More Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-get-free-shipping-and-online-discounts-across-the-web">How to Get Free Shipping and Online Discounts Across the Web</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping best money tips free shipping Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:00:09 +0000 Amy Lu 1775961 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Gaming Mice http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-gaming-mice <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-gaming-mice" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/21039103.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The right gaming mouse can help you dominate any game by offering faster response times, higher sensitivity, and peak efficiency. However, they can be very expensive, often costing hundreds of dollars. That&rsquo;s why we&rsquo;ve found some of the best ones available; in order to help you unleash your best gamer, without breaking the bank.</p> <h2>What Is a Gaming Mouse?</h2> <p>A gaming mouse is a desktop mouse with additional programmable buttons, macros, software, and features that are suited to computer gaming. You&rsquo;ll want something that can last and that you can comfortably use for hours, in the event of a tournament. A gaming mouse is typically used for gaming, but it can actually help you get work done more efficiently as well. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-computer-mice?ref=seealso">The 5 Best Computer Mice</a> and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-bluetooth-mice?ref=seealso">The 5 Best Bluetooth Mice</a>)</p> <h2>Top 5 Gaming Mice</h2> <h3>Razer DeathAdder Chroma Ergonomic Gaming Mouse</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2b5kYrc"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/razer.jpg" width="126" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2b5kYrc">Razer DeathAdder Chroma Multi-Color Ergonomic Gaming Mouse</a> is Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in Mac gaming mice and is Amazon&rsquo;s Choice for gaming mice. This works right out of the box, so you won&rsquo;t need to worry about installing software or setting up an internet connection. It has ultra-accurate precision, 10,000 DPI optical sensors, and advanced tracking analytics. It offers stats and automatically generated heatmaps to track all of your clicks and movements.</p> <p>It has an ergonomic design with textured rubber side grips and is very lightweight, allowing for smooth movement. It works well for right-handed, left-handed, and ambidextrous players, and is the ideal shape for palm or claw grips. It has five independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons and on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment. It cycles through the entire spectrum of 16.8 million customizable color options and gently pulses in the colors of your choosing every seven seconds.</p> <p>This mouse has more than 1,300 five-star reviews on Amazon and is recommended by professional gamers and top eSports athletes around the world. It is also recommended by PCWorld and TechRadar, is the top pick on The Wirecutter, was selected as the Best Gaming Mouse by PC Gamer, and won PCMag&rsquo;s 10 Best Gaming Mice of 2016.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2b5kYrc"><em>Currently $53.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2b5lVzS"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/logitech.jpg" width="158" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2b5lVzS">Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse with 250-Hour Battery Life</a> is part of Amazon&rsquo;s electronics gift guide and an Amazon best-seller. The full-speed, lag-free wireless mouse has 11 programmable buttons, for single actions or intricate macros. The high-quality mouse has textured grips on both sides and six thumb buttons. It features power-saving, high-accuracy Delta Zero sensor technology, a high-definition optical sensor, adjustable 2500 dpi maximum resolution, and accurate cursor control. It offers up to 250 hours of battery life in Performance mode or 1440 hours in Endurance mode. There is also a battery life indicator, so you can always change it with plenty of time. This works with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher.</p> <p>This beloved mouse has more than 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon and is recommended by professional gamers. Logitech offers a number of renowned gaming mice, so you&rsquo;re sure to be happy with any of them. The Wirecutter also recommends the <a href="http://amzn.to/2b5m1at">Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2b5lVzS"><em>Currently $54.98 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Corsair Vengeance Performance FPS Gaming Mouse</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2b4JqvT"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/corsair.jpg" width="162" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2b4JqvT">Corsair Vengeance M65 Performance FPS Gaming Mouse</a> features an 8200 DPI laser sensor, eight programmable buttons, a dedicated sniper button, and an adjustable weight system. It also features a selectable response time, precise tracking, and advanced customization and control. The low-mass aluminum unibody design is ergonomic, lightweight, and features soft-touch materials, a high-mass scroll wheel, and PTFE glide pads.</p> <p>The durable mouse is backed by a two-year warranty for your peace of mind. It is recommended by PCMag and TechRadar, and won Tom&rsquo;s Guide&rsquo;s list of &ldquo;Best Gaming Mice of 2016.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2b4JqvT"><em>Currently $93.94 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Redragon DPI Gaming Mouse for PC</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bxefqS"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/redragon.jpg" width="220" height="189" align="right" alt="" /></a>Don&rsquo;t let the ultra-affordable price of the <a href="http://amzn.to/2bxefqS">Redragon M601 CENTROPHORUS-2000 DPI Gaming Mouse</a> fool you; this is an outstanding value and won&rsquo;t feel like a &ldquo;cheap&rdquo; mouse. It has a 2000 DPI sensor, six optimized buttons, two programmable side buttons, and an eight-piece weight tuning set. The high-quality PC mouse features a contoured body and has a high-strength braided fiber wire, antiskid scroll wheel, durable smooth TEFLON feet pads, and red backlighting. It supports Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP or later operating systems.</p> <p>This is an Amazon best-seller and has outstanding online reviews, including more than 2,200 five-star reviews on Amazon. If this one isn&rsquo;t right for you, consider the <a href="http://amzn.to/2bq63ga">Redragon M901 PERDITION 16400 DPI High-Precision Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bxefqS"><em>Currently $13.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Mad Catz R.A. T. TE Tournament Edition Gaming Mouse</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2b5mg5v"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/mad%20catz.jpg" width="189" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2b5mg5v">Mad Catz R.A. T. TE Tournament Edition Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac</a> is one of the lightest gaming mice you can find. The lightweight ergonomic mouse features a translucent chassis and agile baseplate, quiet PTFE feet, and can adapt to your hand size and grip technique. The Laser Doppler sensor has four user-definable DPI settings range from 100 to 8200. It also has high-speed motion detection, adjustable liftoff height, and quick reaction times. The precise gaming mouse features nine programmable buttons over three modes, oversized precision aim button, cutting-edge features, cursor sensitivity adjustment, and enhanced sensor tracking.</p> <p>This comes in a range of colors to meet your preferences. It is a PC Gamer Editor&rsquo;s Choice Winner because they found it the best choice for the serious twitch-gamer. If money is no object and you only want the best, consider the <a href="http://amzn.to/2bq7cEs">Mad Catz R.A.T. PRO X Ultimate Gaming Mouse with PixArt ADNS-9800 Laser Sensor Module for PC</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2b5mg5v"><em>Currently $43.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best gaming mice. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-gaming-mice">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-digital-food-scales">The 5 Best Digital Food Scales</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-smart-scales">The 5 Best Smart Scales</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-mountain-bikes">The 5 Best Mountain Bikes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-robotic-mops">The 5 Best Robotic Mops</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-womens-cross-training-shoes">The 5 Best Women&#039;s Cross Training Shoes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment Shopping Technology 5 best gamer gaming mouse product reviews shopping tech gadgets Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:30:39 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1775200 at http://www.wisebread.com 5 Things Millennials Can Learn About Saving Money From Gen-X http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-millennials-can-learn-about-saving-money-from-gen-x <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-things-millennials-can-learn-about-saving-money-from-gen-x" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/women_friends_shopping_64269827.jpg" alt="Millennials learning about saving money from Gen-Xers" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Millennials think they've got it all figured out &mdash; just ask one and they'll tell you. But while I'm an advocate of the so-called &quot;Me Generation,&quot; allow me to freely admit we still have a few things to learn.</p> <p>Recently, money-saving grocery app Ibotta conducted a three-year analysis on user shopping habits &mdash; they dove deep into 25-million-plus user receipts &mdash; and the findings were interesting. As it turns out, Millennials aren't as financially savvy as they think they are. In fact, they can still learn a thing or two from Gen-Xers, who seem to have the saving vs. spending game down pat. Here are some of the results.</p> <h2>1. Gen-X Shops Where They Get More Bang for Their Buck</h2> <p>According to Ibotta's study, Millennials shop most frequently at beauty/cosmetic stores, nutrition stores, movie theaters, convenience stores, and apparel stores. That tells us that Millennials value quality over cost, and they don't mind paying the price for it. Especially when you consider the places Millennials shop the least, including pharmacies, dollar stores, arts-and-crafts stores, footwear stores, and home improvement stores.</p> <p>I have to admit, as someone who considers myself more Millennial than Gen-X (and I'm right on the cusp of both of these generations being born in 1981), I tend to shop at the places Millennials are least likely to be found. There are incredible savings at dollar stores and arts-and-crafts stores, in particular, and they're too good for me to pass up. Of course, I go to the movies a lot as well (I guess that's the Millennial in me), but you'll very rarely find me in beauty/cosmetics stores or nutrition stores when I know that I get anything I'd find there cheaper at places like Wal-Mart and Target &mdash; and I'm never too proud to shop at either of those establishments.</p> <h2>2. Gen-X Is Perfectly Happy Shopping at Traditional, Lower-Cost Grocery Stores</h2> <p>Millennials shop at natural grocery stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's about 56% more than non-Millennials, the Ibotta study reports. Which means that Millennial shoppers are not only trendy (or &quot;health-conscious&quot; if you want to be PC about it) in their food choices, but their grocery bills are likely much higher considering the steep prices of natural food markets.</p> <p>Personally, I've never understood the appeal of &quot;organic&quot; food. I've been putting nonorganic foods in my body for 35 years, and I feel two ways about it: First, I'm A-okay, healthy as an ox. Second, the damage by preservative- and pesticide-packed foods has already been done; I hardly believe that switching to organic fruits and vegetables now will change whatever is going to happen to me down the road.</p> <p>Plus, organic broccoli is the worst. I hate it, and you can't make me eat it.</p> <p>On the flip side, Gen-Xers still shop at traditional grocery stores &mdash; and use coupons! &mdash; which we'll get into later.</p> <h2>3. Gen-X Values Their Own Hard-Earned Money More Than Making a Political Statement</h2> <p>I'm not at all surprised by this statistic: Millennials are 8% more likely to shop at Costco over Sam's Club. Moreover, they're 13.5% more likely than non-Millennials to shop at Costco.</p> <p>I have a hunch as to why Millennials largely shun Sam's Club, and it has everything to do with being associated with Wal-Mart.</p> <p>Now, I'm not someone who avoids Wal-Mart as a result of its labor practices or other political stances &mdash; I go where the savings are, just like Gen-Xers (yep, I'm fickle) &mdash; but it seems that there's an entire generation of consumers that look down on Wal-Mart as if it's subpar for whatever reason. (Although, one of those reasons might have to do with those unflattering &quot;People of Wal-Mart&quot; memes or the tramplings at Christmastime &mdash; who's to say, really?)</p> <p>In any case, my assumption is especially valid when you consider that Millennials are 27% more likely to shop at Target than users in all other age groups.</p> <p>I will contend that Target is much cleaner and more organized than most Wal-Marts I've been in, but I'm not boycotting a Wal-Mart or Sam's Club to make a political statement if at the end of the day my wallet comes out the winner. That's just common sense.</p> <h2>4. Gen-Xers Are Good at Making the Most of Mid-Level Consumer Goods</h2> <p>Millennials are brand loyalists through and through. Just look at the forever converts Apple has following its cult. The loyalty doesn't stop there, though. Whereas Gen-X is open to trying new brands, especially if they're lower priced or on sale, Millennials are willing to loosen the purse strings for established labels. When it comes to a brand like Sephora, in fact, Millennials are two times more likely to shop there than Gen X &mdash; and it ain't cheap.</p> <p>But perhaps beauty vlogger Raye Boyce can change a few Millennial minds. She recently tested $600 worth of makeup on one side of her face and $60 in makeup on the other side. The results? Well, see if you can tell the difference in her video on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCXwnlOYsfs">makeup that could save you money</a>.</p> <h2>5. Gen-X Clips a Good Coupon When They See It</h2> <p>I don't know if it's the stigma of using a coupon (maybe they feel &quot;cheap&quot; or embarrassed when they hand over a discount?), but Millennials are losing out on a lot of opportunity to save, which in turn is making their lifestyle way costlier than it needs to be.</p> <p>The Ibotta study reveals that Millennials use 20% fewer coupons than Gen-X, and they take advantage of 7.5% fewer in-store discounts. Those numbers are crazy &mdash; especially the disparity in coupon use.</p> <p>If you're a Millennial reading this right now, listen up: Your ego is making you broke, and it's time to come back down to earth.</p> <p>I don't know how anybody can shop without coupons. This is coming from a guy who has and will continue to use coupons on dates (first dates even!). Because wherever I save means extra money for things I like to do, like enjoying new experiences or making investments that make me more money. That full-price pair of expensive shoes will only make you so happy &mdash; and that happiness will run right out when you're sitting in those shoes at home, broke and alone, on a Saturday night.</p> <p>But at least then you'll have time to clip a few coupons with your shears&hellip; and probably a few tears.</p> <p><em>Do you recognize yourself in any of these shopping stats and behaviors?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-millennials-can-learn-about-saving-money-from-gen-x">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-6-shopping-mistakes-keeping-you-from-a-great-deal">The 6 Shopping Mistakes Keeping You From a Great Deal</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-10-best-couponing-apps">The 10 Best Couponing Apps</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-social-media-can-save-you-money">6 Ways Social Media Can Save You Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-improve-your-finances-using-social-media">How to Improve Your Finances Using Social Media</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-use-google-alerts-to-save-money">6 Ways to Use Google Alerts to Save Money</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping advice coupons deals gen x generations millennials politics saving money stores Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:00:15 +0000 Mikey Rox 1775193 at http://www.wisebread.com 6 Brands With the Best Warranties http://www.wisebread.com/6-brands-with-the-best-warranties <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-brands-with-the-best-warranties" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/38524086.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's a huge letdown that we've all faced: You've invested in a reputedly quality-made product and it breaks, malfunctions, or otherwise falls eons short of your humble expectations. (Cue the sad trombone.)</p> <p>Fortunately, if you're shopping the right brands, there's a way out of this situation. There are a handful of companies that not only make durable gear, but also back those claims of durability with warranty programs to facilitate repairs, returns, exchanges, or money-back guarantees and are fair and easy. Okay, some of these warranties aren't exactly fair. But rest assured that with these brands any unfairness is rigged in favor of the consumer, bar none. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-retailers-with-the-absolute-best-customer-service?ref=seealso">7 Retailers With the Absolute Best Customer Service</a>)</p> <h2>1. Sears Craftsman</h2> <p>In 2016, the Sears Craftsman brand of hand tools for lawn and garden maintenance was named <a href="http://www.theharrispoll.com/business/2016-Brands-of-the-Year.html">America's brand of the year</a> for power tools by The Harris Poll, a respected and academically vetted index of superior brand quality. And with a warranty program like the one offered by Craftsman, it's not hard to see why the company ranks so high.</p> <p>When Craftsman hand tools hit the market in 1927, the company instituted an unlimited lifetime warranty under which any Craftsman item can be returned, replaced, or repaired, free of charge, for any reason &mdash; no proof of purchase necessary. &quot;We stand behind the warranty &mdash; <a href="https://consumerist.com/2009/03/25/sears-clarifies-craftsman-tools-warranty/">complete satisfaction &mdash; period</a>,&quot; says David Figler, vice president of Craftsman tools. Of course, complete satisfaction is hard to define. In fact, it's really quite subjective. But Craftsman vows to leave it up to the consumer to gauge his or her own satisfaction. This generous guarantee is all about keeping the customer content.</p> <h2>2. LL Bean</h2> <p>Catalog retailer LL Bean will take anything back, for any reason, in any condition, and replace it. It's unbelievable what people will send back: a 40-year-old T-shirt that has worn a small hole, muddy and rain-soaked camping gear, or perfectly good bedding that's no longer needed because the consumer upgraded to a king-size bed. The list goes on and on and on. The folks who staff the LL Bean returns department are under strict orders to <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/591/get-your-moneys-worth">refrain from passing any judgement</a> on the people who bring back things with which they were clearly satisfied &mdash; so satisfied, in fact, that they wore the items out over a lifetime of heavy use. Alas, LL Bean vows not to play the moral police. If you say you're unsatisfied with an LL Bean product, no employee will question you. Rather, they will bestow upon you a new version of the thing you wore out, or full store credit.</p> <h2>3. Aldi</h2> <p>Discount grocer Aldi doesn't just guarantee its products &mdash; it double guarantees them. If you're not fully satisfied with an item, the store will both <a href="https://www.aldi.us/en/new-to-aldi/double-guarantee/">replace the item and refund your money</a>. This uber-generous warranty simply requires that consumers return the product packaging and any unused product to a local store manager. It's as easy as that!</p> <h2>4. Cutco</h2> <p>Probably the least exciting household item you'll ever have to replace is your cutlery. Here's how to avoid it: Invest in Cutco knives, which are backed by <a href="https://www.cutco.com/products/the-forever-guarantee.jsp">a forever guarantee</a>. Like heirloom jewelry, Cutco knives are intended to be passed down within families for generations. To that end, the company will sharpen or repair its products, a service that costs $9 in shipping and handling, and vows to return them to you in like-new condition &mdash; no receipt or registration required. If you're not satisfied with a product's performance, the company will correct the problem or replace the product. All you have to do is mail the product back to the company with an explanatory note. And should you damage your Cutco knives through misuse, the company will replace the item for half of its current retail price plus any applicable sales tax.</p> <h2>5. Dr. Martens</h2> <p>Ranging from the <a href="http://footwearnews.com/2016/focus/womens/dr-martens-x-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-collection-launches-boots-226787/">whimsical</a> to the <a href="http://www.drmartens.com/us/p/industrial-boots-industrial-grizzly-ironbridgeim">industrial</a>, there's a Dr. Martens boot style for just about everyone. In fact, that's one reason why the brand's combat boot, available in a huge range of colors and patterns, has been named one of celebrity stylist June Ambrose's top <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/stylist-june-ambrose-shares-back-to-school-picks-w433724">must-haves for back-to-school</a>. And while Dr. Martens aren't exactly inexpensive, parents can rest assured that a Dr. Martens purchase is money well spent. That's because the brand's footwear is backed by a lifetime guarantee. The company promises to continually repair or replace any pair of shoes <a href="http://drmartensforlife.com/for-life-products/">for the rest of its wearer's life</a>.</p> <h2>6. Jansport</h2> <p>The popular backpack and luggage company asserts that its products are durable. Of course, tears and zipper malfunctions sometimes happen. If the company can't fix a flaw in one of its products, it vows to replace or refund it. It doesn't matter what adventurous trek you've tested it on or how long ago you bought it. This lifetime guarantee comes with <a href="http://www.jansport.com/customer-service/lifetime-warranty.html">no strings attached</a>.</p> <p><em>What other brands have great warranties? Share with us!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/brittany-lyte">Brittany Lyte</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-brands-with-the-best-warranties">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-sneaky-store-perks-that-make-you-overspend">4 Sneaky Store Perks That Make You Overspend</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-retailers-with-the-absolute-best-customer-service">7 Retailers With the Absolute Best Customer Service</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-youre-being-a-terrible-customer">8 Ways You&#039;re Being a Terrible Customer</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ordering-online-versus-calling-it-in-which-is-better">Ordering Online Versus Calling it In: Which is Better?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-effectively-complain-to-the-manager">How to Effectively Complain to the Manager</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Consumer Affairs Shopping brands customer service retailers return policy shop smart shopping habits warranties Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:00:10 +0000 Brittany Lyte 1775147 at http://www.wisebread.com 9 Freshman Shopping Tips to Cut College Costs http://www.wisebread.com/9-freshman-shopping-tips-to-cut-college-costs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/9-freshman-shopping-tips-to-cut-college-costs" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/friends_students_together_76179069.jpg" alt="College freshman using shopping tips to cut costs" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Strapped for cash as a freshman? If not now, you will be soon. That goes double for your parents, who are likely footing a portion of the bill &mdash; from tuition to room and board to all the living essentials you'll need when you move into the dorm. To make the transition from high school to college just a little easier on the wallet for both you and your obligatory benefactors, here are a few ways to cut costs as you head into the first year of university.</p> <h2>1. Don't Buy What You Already Own</h2> <p>At the beginning of every school year, students get a list of suggested (and some mandatory) supplies that they'll need for the year. The good news for you is that you've been in school for 12 years now, and you probably already have more than a few things on the freshman list. That means you don't need to spring for new items if the ones you already own are in good condition.</p> <p>&quot;The extensive list of recommended dorm room essentials will make your head spin and your wallet disappear,&quot; money-saving expert Andrea Woroch quips. &quot;While some suggested items like 'bedding to fit an extra long twin mattress' are necessities, items like towels, hangers, and pillows can likely be packed from home.&quot;</p> <p>Also, use common sense and identify items you can cross off the list indefinitely, like a drying rack for laundry (you can hang your clothes around the room) and any stand-alone device that's also in your phone: alarm clock, camera, calculator, MP3, etc.</p> <h2>2. Split Big-Ticket Costs With Your Roommate(s)</h2> <p>If you want a few conveniences of home in your dorm room &mdash; like a fridge or microwave &mdash; considering going halfsies with your roommate(s). Contact your roommates ahead of time to discuss those big-ticket purchases that will be shared among everyone, and how to effectively split the cost. Consider downloading a bill-splitting app to simplify this process. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-modern-ways-to-split-the-bill?ref=seealso">5 Modern Ways to Split the Bill</a>)</p> <h2>3. Stock Up on Penny Deals</h2> <p>&quot;When it comes to basic school supplies like pens, notebooks, folders, and sticky notes, it's best to search for penny deals offered during the back-to-school shopping rush and watch for rotating discounts every week,&quot; Woroch suggests.</p> <p>I've seen these types of deals at several popular retailers lately, including Target, Wal-Mart, and Staples, though they're not limited to these stores. Hit them at the right time and you'll walk away with much of what you'll need for classes &mdash; pens, pencils, notebooks, and more &mdash; for just few bucks. You also can access circulars online or via the&nbsp;<a href="https://flipp.com/">Flipp app</a> for quick comparison.</p> <h2>4. Treat Your Old Wardrobe Like It's Brand-new</h2> <p>Everybody loves to go back-to-school clothing shopping. Heck, I'm 35-years-old and I still use this time of year as an excuse to freshen up my wardrobe. If you're on a tight budget, however, consider that your existing wardrobe will be brand-new to everyone at college since nobody has ever seen you before. If you <em>must</em> add a few new pieces to your closet, shop end-of-season sales, clearance sections, or pop into a few secondhand shops (some of which can be found online today).</p> <h2>5. Eat Where It's Free or Discounted</h2> <p>When I was in college, my friends and I had a propensity for buying late-night pizza or bingeing on junk food in our rooms all hours of the day. The problem with this strategy (besides its quick contribution to your Freshman 15) is that it costs a lot of money.</p> <p>To trim some of this expense, eat most of your meals in your cafeteria and take small items back to your room for later, like fruit, bagels, chips, or fixings for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Or, if you're super stealthy, bring an empty food storage container and confiscate heartier meals, like chicken fingers, salads, and your other favorites to scarf down when the cafeteria is closed. If you do plan to go out to eat, identify nights that are easy on your wallet, including half-price apps at happy hour, student nights, and special dish night, like 25-cent wing night or the like.</p> <h2>6. Rent Your Textbooks Instead of Buying Them</h2> <p>Before you buy your textbooks outright, I want you to ask yourself one question: What will you do with that book when the course is over? Your answer is nothing &mdash; except sell it back for a mere fraction of the price you originally paid. And that's if you can even sell it back at all. Publishers are really great at &quot;updating&quot; textbooks and discontinuing previous editions so that the school can require you to purchase the latest version. Because what're you going to do, drop out of school? Uh huh &mdash; they've got you right where they want you.</p> <p>Alas, two can play that game. Woroch explains.</p> <p>&quot;It's no surprise that textbooks represent the biggest line item in your college budget,&quot; she says. &quot;The National Association of College Stores (NACS) estimates the average student spends $655 on these study essentials every year. To save big bucks, skip the overpriced campus store and head straight to an online textbook rental site such as&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chegg.com/textbooks">Chegg</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.campusbookrentals.com/">Campus Book Rentals</a> to save over 70%. To ensure you're not slapped with any fees at the end of the semester, keep the book in pristine condition and avoiding highlighting or marking up the margins.&quot;</p> <h2>7. Go Grocery Shopping in Groups</h2> <p>Need to stock up on groceries? Get a group together &mdash; which is especially helpful for those who don't have vehicles on campus &mdash; and charge a couple bucks per person for gas. At the store, buy the things you'd like for yourself, but go in equally for items that may be shared by the group, like cereal, coffee, chips, and ramen.</p> <h2>8. Use Your Student ID Everywhere You Go</h2> <p>One of the best parts of being a student is using the student discount wherever it's available. I kept my student ID for years after college, and that granted me savings on clothing, movies, food, electronics, and more for years well past its prime. Of course, you should take advantage of it while you're in college, too. As a general rule of thumb, before you purchase anything anywhere, ask if they offer a student discount. Many establishments do, and that simple question will keep more money in your pocket.</p> <h2>9. Search for Open Box or Refurbished Electronics</h2> <p>In a recent survey, the National Retail Federation found that many colleges and universities require incoming and current students to bring their own computers, so a new laptop is likely on the top of your shopping needs. Instead of investing in the newest and most expensive model, search for open box or refurbished options. Best Buy typically has open box items set up on their salesroom floor, while online vendors such as&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Open-Box/Store">Newegg</a> have webpages dedicated to these lower-priced options with discounts on open box laptops ranging from 10% to 40%. Apple also offers refurbished MacBooks and iPads, so always check these options before you buy.</p> <p><em>Are you heading into your freshman year of college, or have a kid who's starting their freshman year? How are you saving on supplies and other essentials? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below.</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-freshman-shopping-tips-to-cut-college-costs">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-money-saving-hacks-every-college-student-should-try">8 Money-Saving Hacks Every College Student Should Try</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-college-students-can-save-money-before-class-starts">8 Ways College Students Can Save Money Before Class Starts</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/upromise-world-mastercard-credit-card-review">Upromise World MasterCard Credit Card Review</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/should-you-borrow-student-loan-money-from-amazon-prime">Should You Borrow Student Loan Money From Amazon Prime?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-places-to-buy-or-rent-textbooks">20 Places to Buy or Rent Textbooks</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Education & Training Shopping back-to-school classes clothes college discounts dorms freshmen roommates students supplies textbooks Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:30:07 +0000 Mikey Rox 1773246 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Smart Scales http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-smart-scales <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-smart-scales" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_digital_scale_31160596.jpg" alt="Woman using best smart scale to determine weight" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether your goal is to lose weight, maintain your weight, or bulk up, a smart scale can get you to where you want to be in no time. By automatically syncing your weight and taking advantage of free online graphs, mobile features, and motivational tools, you can stay on track with less effort.</p> <h2>What Is a Smart Scale?</h2> <p>A smart scale can measure your weight, body fat, and more. It can then wirelessly sync to your fitness devices, desktop, and smartphone. This will allow you to seamlessly monitor your progress to ensure you are on track to meet your weight management goals.</p> <h2>Top 5 Smart Scales</h2> <h3>Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bC9Y94"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/fitbit.jpg" width="220" height="219" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in body fat monitors, you can count on the <a href="http://amzn.to/2bC9Y94">Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale</a> to accurately track your weight, BMI, lean mass, and body fat percentage. It is easy to set up and automatically recognizes up to eight users. You can upload your results through Wi-Fi so that you can easily track your progress. You can also set goals, log food and activities, earn badges, compete with friends, and share progress through the free app, allowing you to stay motivated and better manage your weight. It also syncs with your Fitbit tracker and other popular apps, so you can track your progress however you prefer. It has a sleek appearance and the polished glass surface resists condensation.</p> <p>This highly acclaimed scale comes in either black or white. It has exceptional online ratings, including more than 2,300 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also recommended by Men&rsquo;s Fitness, CNET, PC Mag, and Tom&rsquo;s Guide.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bC9Y94"><em>Currently $105.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2b002kP"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/eatsmart.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in digital bathroom scales, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2b002kP">EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale</a> has more than 20,000 Amazon reviews. It offers accurate measurements thanks to four high precision sensors. It is easy to use and features &quot;Step-On&quot; Technology, auto calibration, and auto shut-off. It features a slim design, thick tempered glass top, and an extra large 3.5-inch backlit LCD display with large numbers.</p> <p>This digital bathroom scale is recommended by ConsumerSearch and Good Housekeeping, and has nearly 18,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also backed by outstanding customer service and a satisfaction guarantee. If this one doesn&rsquo;t work for you, then ConsumerSearch also recommends the <a href="http://amzn.to/2b1P9zu">EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2b002kP"><em>Currently $22.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Withings Smart Body Analyzer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2btm7tC"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/withings.jpg" width="245" height="136" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2btm7tC">Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer</a> can collect a lot of data for up to eight different users. It accurately measures weight, body fat percentage, and heart rate. The free app can help you visualize trends and set goals so that you can easily track your progress over time. The smart body analyzer also offers details on the daily weather report, indoor air quality, and temperature. It is easy to use, easy to setup, and easy to read. It has an attractive design and features a personalized online dashboard. It offers automatic wireless syncing and can connect via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to the Withings app and other third-party mobile and web apps. It is compatible with iOS and Android devices, Apple Watch, and Apple Health.</p> <p>This impressive scale is available in black or white. It is recommended by ConsumerSearch, Consumer Reports, Men&rsquo;s Fitness, PCMag, CNET, The SweetHome, and Tom&rsquo;s Guide. It also has more than 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2btm7tC"><em>Currently $118.79 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Weight Gurus Bluetooth Smart Connected Body Fat Scale</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2b5arhj"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/weight%20gurus.jpg" width="197" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2b5arhj">Weight Gurus Bluetooth Smart Connected Body Fat Scale</a> measures weight, body fat, BMI, muscle mass, hydration, and bone mass. The high accuracy sensors offer precision measurements and the scale calibrates itself automatically. It features auto-off and auto user detection for up to eight different users. It is easy to use and features built-in Bluetooth. It seamlessly integrates with the Weight Gurus app, as well as with other popular fitness services and apps. It has a large 3.25-inch backlit LCD display with oversize numbers, housed in a sleek, low profile body.</p> <p>This scale comes from the #1 U.S. smart scale brand. It is recommended by ConsumerSearch and The SweetHome, and has nearly 700 five-star reviews on Amazon. It comes with outstanding customer support, a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and a five-year warranty. A portion of each sale is also donated to charity, so you can feel good about your purchase.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2b5arhj"><em>Currently $59.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Garmin Index Smart Scale</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2b59Ko7"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/garmin.jpg" width="245" height="213" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2b59Ko7">Garmin Index Smart Scale</a> measures weight, BMI, body fat, hydration, bone mass, and skeletal muscle mass for up to 16 people. It has quick, easy setup and syncs automatically via Wi-Fi to the free Garmin Connect online fitness community, which will allow you to seamlessly track your progress. It has a big display with bright, large numbers, allowing easy visibility.</p> <p>This smart scale comes in either black or white. It is recommended by Men&rsquo;s Fitness, CNET, Digital Trends, and Tom&rsquo;s Guide.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2b59Ko7"><em>Currently $149.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best smart scales. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-smart-scales">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-mountain-bikes">The 5 Best Mountain Bikes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-facial-masks">The 5 Best Facial Masks</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-manual-toothbrushes">The 5 Best Manual Toothbrushes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hydrating-shampoos">The 5 Best Hydrating Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-shampoos-for-frizzy-hair">The 5 Best Shampoos for Frizzy Hair</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best digital scales Health losing weight product reviews shopping smart scales Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:30:33 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1774633 at http://www.wisebread.com The 10 Coolest Things That Come in a Can http://www.wisebread.com/the-10-coolest-things-that-come-in-a-can <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-10-coolest-things-that-come-in-a-can" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_16276533_MEDIUM.jpg" alt="cool things that come in a can" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The humble can is making a comeback, and with good reason. When it comes to storing food, the aluminum can not only keeps out air, but also light, which can degrade the product within. It's also lightweight, and easier to recycle, with the average aluminum can containing three times more recycled content than either plastic or glass bottles (plastic bottles contain only 3% recycled materials). That all adds up to great sustainability, and less impact on the environment. So it's hardly surprising that so many cool things in cans are popping up on shelves. Here are 10 of the most noteworthy&hellip; which have you tried? (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-delicious-and-easy-ways-to-enjoy-canned-peaches?ref=seealso">15 Delicious and Easy Ways to Enjoy Canned Peaches</a>)</p> <h2>1. Wine</h2> <p>There was a time when only wine that came in a bottle, with a cork, was acceptable. Times have certainly changed. In fact, many wine experts now believe that wines that are meant to be consumed at an earlier age (drunk young) should be sealed with a screw top to prevent oxygen from entering the bottle. And boxed wine is no longer a stigma, either.</p> <p>So, enter canned wine. It's a relatively new market, with sales of $16.4 million last year, but it's growing at a rapid rate. Americans in particular are jumping onto the canned wine trend, saying it is way easier to store, cool, transport, and hold. No more need for wineglasses, just grab a four-pack and share with friends. Next time you pop into the local liquor store, don't be surprised to see canned wine right next to the bottles on the shelf.</p> <h2>2. Bacon!</h2> <p>Yes&hellip; bacon. The smoky, delicious treat that comedians like Jim Gaffigan cannot get enough of. You've had bacon in the usual deli packaging, and in boxes ready to be microwaved. Now, bacon comes in a can, and it has a 10-year shelf life! For instance, you can opt for Yoder's Canned Bacon, a 9-oz can containing 50-60 fully cooked slices of bacon, for around $20. The price drops if you order a case of 12, but still, $20 for 50-60 slices of bacon is a bargain. Of course, the big question is: is it any good? With 64 customer <a href="http://amzn.to/2bxcwDd">reviews on Amazon</a>, it's got a 4.5/5 rating. So, yeah, people seem to think so.</p> <h2>3. Spray-On Fabric</h2> <p>This is not simply a T-shirt or pair of boxer shorts in a cute little can. This is actually fabric that can be sprayed onto your body, out of an aerosol can, which then sets and becomes wearable fabric. It seems like the stuff of a science-fiction movie, but it's real, and it has many useful applications.</p> <p>British company <a href="http://www.fabricanltd.com/">Fabrican</a> states that the innovative spray-on fabric can be used in fashion, the medical field, spill management, the automotive industry, and anyplace else that requires the use of an instant fabric that molds to any surface. From casts and bandages, to T-shirts that cling precisely to your own curves, it's set to make a huge difference in many different industries. You could even cover your dashboard or car seats in a brand-new coat of fabric, and it will look like it was custom-made.</p> <h2>4. Whisky</h2> <p>If you thought wine was adventurous, wait until you get a load of canned whisky. A company called Scottish Spirits produces a three-year old single grain scotch whisky, and it's something of a bargain. The company website boasts that you will can buy a <a href="http://www.scottishspirits.com/news.html">can of whisky</a> for just $5, and it contains eight shots of a whisky that has been aged in oak casks. It's 80% proof, and the company is said to be working on a can that can also close after being opened. Check with your local liquor store for availability.</p> <h2>5. Snow</h2> <p>If you live in one of the colder parts of the nation, this is probably not all that cool for you (no pun intended). But if you live in warmer climates, and rarely, if ever, get to see snow, then this product may be just what you're looking for. Available on Amazon, and other online retailers, <a href="http://amzn.to/2aTAFX0">Instant Snow in a Can</a> is just what it sounds like. You open the can, add water, and voilà &mdash; snow. In fact, as the description states, it's &quot;white cold snow at your fingertips any time you want to add some sparkle. It doesn't melt or go soggy and can be hoovered away easily when it's finally time to clean up.&quot; The product description also states that it can be reused, but clearly not if it's inside the vacuum cleaner. You may have to buy a few cans to experiment, but at over $8 a pop, it's not exactly the bargain that real snow is.</p> <h2>6. Remote Controlled Cars</h2> <p>Cars in a can? Why not?! The craze for tiny remote-control cars (called micro-cars) caught on a few years ago, and someone decided to sell one in a can. These mini-racers come in many different varieties, and some (<a href="http://amzn.to/2aZCD3H">like this one</a>) even come with a little set of traffic cones; very helpful for practicing your sick swerving skills. Even better, most are under $10 including shipping, which means you don't have to break the bank to have some miniature fun.</p> <h2>7. Fresh Herbs</h2> <p>The price of fresh herbs from the grocery store can often force you into the dried herbs and spices aisle. After all, fresh herbs quickly go bad, and that means waste. But if you pick them directly from a living plant, you never have to worry about that. That's why herbs in a can is such a great idea. At Back to the Roots, you can pick up a&nbsp;<a href="https://backtotheroots.com/products/gardeninacan">Garden-In-A-Can</a> four-pack for under $24, featuring a can of basil, cilantro, sage, and dill. It comes with everything you need, including organic seeds and nutrient-rich soil. No drainage holes are needed. Just pop the top, add water, and wait.</p> <h2>8. Unicorn Meat!</h2> <p>And you thought unicorns didn't exist. Well, it's a gag gift brought to you by <a href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e5a7/">ThinkGeek,</a> but as silly gifts go, it's really cool. Advertised as an &quot;excellent source of sparkles,&quot; Unicorn Meat comes in a can that would be right at home next to Spam and vienna sausages. But don't worry, there's no actual meat inside. Instead, when you open it up, you get a mini stuffed unicorn that has been sliced into bite-sized inedible pieces. The can opens from the bottom, so it always looks new. If you've got a white elephant party coming up, bring a can of unicorn.</p> <h2>9. Uranium Ore</h2> <p>Planning to build your own nuclear reactor, or maybe a time machine like the one Doc Brown made in <em>Back to the Future</em>? Well, this won't get you very far, but it is genuine. The <a href="http://amzn.to/2aTDKGx">uranium in this can</a> is called NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials) and is useful for science labs, and for testing Geiger counters. As it has low radioactivity, it's safe, and gives off alpha, beta, and gamma radiation types. Once again, if you're looking to find a gift for someone who has everything, it's certainly unique.</p> <h2>10. Bread</h2> <p>No more panicked trips to the grocery store for bread next time bad weather is on the way. You can actually get <a href="http://amzn.to/2bzoBKv">bread in a can</a>, and it will stay on the shelf for years. It's never going to take the place of a real loaf, but in a pinch it will do the job. Right now Amazon has a 12-pack on special for around $34, which works out at less than $3 a can. The reviews are great, although it's definitely more of a sweet bread than something you'd make a sandwich with.</p> <p><em>Any other cool things come in a can? Share with us!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-10-coolest-things-that-come-in-a-can">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/blergh-could-you-eat-these-strange-canned-foods">Blergh! Could you eat these strange canned foods?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Groceries</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/breaking-the-bread-code-how-to-get-the-freshest-loaf">Breaking the Bread Code: How to Get the Freshest Loaf</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-big-at-these-4-discount-supermarkets">Save Big at These 4 Discount Supermarkets</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-frugal-food-changes-you-can-make-today">25 Frugal Food Changes You Can Make Today</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Shopping canned food canned goods canned wine cans Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:00:06 +0000 Paul Michael 1774331 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Never Pay Full Price for These 20 Items http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-never-pay-full-price-for-these-20-items <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-never-pay-full-price-for-these-20-items" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_shopping_jeans_77092175.jpg" alt="Woman not paying full price for 20 things" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on items you should never buy at full price, how to prioritize your financial goals, and ways to impress your boss and get that promotion.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0812/Twenty-things-you-should-never-buy-full-price-and-where-to-get-them-for-less">Twenty things you should never buy full price (and where to get them for less)</a> &mdash; These items go on sale so frequently that you have no reason to pay full price for them, ever. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="https://www.listenmoneymatters.com/how-to-prioritize-your-financial-goals/">How to Prioritize Your Financial Goals</a> &mdash; Use a quadrant system to figure out which tasks are urgent and important. [Listen Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://www.terrystarbucker.com/2016/08/14/want-to-be-a-leader-10-ways-to-impress-your-boss-and-get-that-promotion/">Want To Be a Leader? 10 Ways To Impress Your Boss And Get That Promotion</a> &mdash; Keep your promises and over-deliver on them! It's crucial that your boss feels he or she can trust you. [Terry St. Marie]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Pack-Using-KonMari-Method-42201940">This Is Hands Down the Most Efficient Way to Pack</a> &mdash; When packing for a trip, store your clothes side-by-side horizontally so that you can see what you're bringing in an instant. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.biblemoneymatters.com/18-ways-to-save-when-building-the-home-of-your-dreams/">18 Ways To Save When Building The Home Of Your Dreams</a> &mdash; Shop around and find the materials you want before you need them. This way, if something needs to be installed earlier than you expected, it'll be ready to go. [Bible Money Matters]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://fitzvillafuerte.com/9-mistakes-people-commit-building-emergency-fund.html">9 Mistakes People Commit When Building an Emergency Fund</a> &mdash; Many people put off saving to pay off debt, but it's important to do both at the same time. [Ready To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="http://everythingfinanceblog.com/18122/adults-without-children-back-to-school-sales.html">7 Ways Adults Without Children Can Benefit From Back to School Sales</a> &mdash; The college section of a back-to-school sale will have items that non-students can use, including storage and organization options electronics. [Everything Finance]</p> <p><a href="https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/11-reasons-why-your-relationship-with-money-is-keeping-you-poor/">11 Reasons Why Your Relationship With Money Is Keeping You Poor</a> &mdash; Money serves you, not the other way around! If you believe you're a slave to money, you'll carry a lot of unnecessary resentment. [Pick the Brain]</p> <p><a href="https://timemanagementninja.com/2016/08/5-ways-to-increase-your-productivity-in-creative-work/">5 Ways to Increase Your Productivity in Creative Work</a> &mdash; When you need to come up with new ideas fast, it can help to step away from the blank computer screen and just write or draw with a pen and pencil. [Time Management Ninja]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bestkeptself.com/2016/08/16/five-hacks-managing-energy-better/">Five hacks to managing your energy better</a> &mdash; Getting notifications on your phone can be really distracting. Turn your phone on sleep mode and check it only when you're ready to. [Best Kept Self]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-never-pay-full-price-for-these-20-items">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Groceries</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-millennials-can-learn-about-saving-money-from-gen-x">5 Things Millennials Can Learn About Saving Money From Gen-X</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-brands-with-the-best-warranties">6 Brands With the Best Warranties</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-gaming-mice">The 5 Best Gaming Mice</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-freshman-shopping-tips-to-cut-college-costs">9 Freshman Shopping Tips to Cut College Costs</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping bes money tips full price Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:00:08 +0000 Amy Lu 1773834 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Mountain Bikes http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-mountain-bikes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-mountain-bikes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple_mountain_bikes_42795676.jpg" alt="Couple buying best mountain bikes" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A quality mountain bike can help you explore tough terrain. Every riding style requires a different bike style, so it&rsquo;s important to find the right type of bicycle that will allow you to ride the way you want to.</p> <p>Mountain bikes are heavier than road bikes, so they aren&rsquo;t suited for road riding. They are ideal when you want to go off-roading and need something to bear the rough road conditions ahead. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-road-bikes?ref=seealso">The 5 Best Road Bikes</a>)</p> <h2>What Is a Mountain Bike?</h2> <p>A mountain bike is designed for off-road biking on a variety of surfaces and obstacles, like gravel, rocks, roots, sand, and dirt. Mountain bikes have unique features, like suspension on the frame and fork, more durable heavy-duty wheels, more powerful brakes, and lower gear ratios. They also usually have wider deep-treaded tires for better grip and traction, enhanced durability, higher clearance, and better performance in rough terrain. They have a light, sturdy, upright frame and multiple gears for enhanced comfort and control.</p> <h2>Top 5 Mountain Bikes</h2> <h3>Mongoose Impasse Dual Full Suspension Bicycle</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2byx0xE"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/mongoose.jpg" width="245" height="151" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2byx0xE">Mongoose Impasse Dual Full Suspension Bicycle</a> offers a smooth ride. The solid aluminum full-suspension frame maximizes comfort and performance. It features quick release tires, 29-inch wheels, 21 speeds, Shimano rear derailleur with SRAM twist shifters, and alloy front and rear disc brakes. The Element Suspension fork rolls over tough terrain with ease, evens out bumps, and increases control. Consumer Reports considers Mongoose to be one of the best brands of mountain bikes. It is available in two colors, has rave reviews online, and is recommended by a number of mountain bike retailers and review sites.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2byx0xE"><em>Currently $278.27 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Diamondback Bicycles Sorrento Hard Tail Complete Mountain Bike</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2aXsWCl"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/diamondback.jpg" width="245" height="219" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2aXsWCl">Diamondback Bicycles Sorrento Hard Tail Complete Mountain Bike</a> has a heat-treated aluminum alloy frame. It has features like a seven-speed rear derailleur, three-speed front derailleur, 21 different gear combinations, and 27.5-inch wheels for easier rolling and better traction. It has full suspension, Shimano shifters, and linear pull brakes for more effortless braking. It comes in various sizes, ranging from 16-22 inches, so you can find the perfect size. This comes from the popular Sorrento line and has outstanding online reviews.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2aXsWCl"><em>Currently $340.83 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Schwinn Protocol Men's Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2aZtbzV"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/schwinn.jpg" width="245" height="149" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2aZtbzV">Schwinn Protocol 1.0 Men's Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike</a> has an aluminum dual-suspension frame with a steel rear triangle, making it lightweight and more capable of handling bumps. It has 26-inch wheels, 24 speeds, front suspension, Promax front disc brakes, and rear alloy linear pull brakes. The red aluminum bike has impressive features, like a rear derailleur, Shimano EF-50 trigger shifters, three-piece cranks, double-walled alloy rims, a Suntour suspension fork, an MTB handlebar, alloy high profile rims, and metal pedals with rugged metal rims to prevent your feet from slipping. Schwinn is the &ldquo;oldest and most trusted name in bikes in America.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2aZtbzV"><em>Currently $292.98 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Merax Finiss Aluminum 21 Speed Mountain Bike</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2aYLPFi"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/merax.jpg" width="238" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2aYLPFi">Merax Finiss 26&quot; Aluminum 21-Speed Mountain Bike</a> has a heat-treated aluminum mountain frame for a lightweight mountain bike. The aluminum bike features 21-speed derailleurs, smooth gear shifters, and 26-inch double wall aluminum-rimmed wheels for easier rolling and better traction. It has suspension fork alloy 80mm travel, which ensures smooth bumps and easy control. It also has front and rear mechanical disc brakes, which offers great stopping power. This consistently ranks as one of the best bikes for the money and has outstanding reviews online.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2aYLPFi"><em>Currently $289.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Kent Thruster Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bltXrS"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/kent.jpg" width="245" height="209" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2bltXrS">Kent Thruster Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike</a> is the least expensive option on our list, but that doesn&rsquo;t make it any less impressive. It is a well-built aluminum bike with 21-speed shifters, rear tourney derailleur, and 26-inch wheels. It features full-suspension, a floating beam suspension design that is mated to a suspension fork, alloy wheel rims, and disk brakes on the front and rear. It comes in various colors and has outstanding reviews online.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bltXrS"><em>Currently $175.27 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best mountain bikes. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-mountain-bikes">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-smart-scales">The 5 Best Smart Scales</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-facial-masks">The 5 Best Facial Masks</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-men-s-running-shoes">The 5 Best Men’s Running Shoes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hand-lotions">The 5 Best Hand Lotions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-exercise-mats">The 5 Best Exercise Mats</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best bikes fitness mountain bikes mountain biking product reviews shopping Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:31:11 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1773909 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Get the Most Savings From Clearance Sales http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-get-the-most-savings-from-clearance-sales <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-get-the-most-savings-from-clearance-sales" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/women_shopping_bags_68760517.jpg" alt="Women getting the most savings from clearance sales" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to get the most out of clearance sales, ways to save money on your cellphone bill, and delicious ways to upgrade instant ramen.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0812/Six-ways-to-get-the-most-out-of-end-of-season-clearance-sales">Six ways to get the most out of end-of-season clearance sales</a> &mdash; Get more use out of seasonal clear-outs by buying items that you will serve you year-round. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://moneypantry.com/lower-cell-phone-bill/">20 Ways You Can Save Money on Your Cell Phone Bill Starting Today</a> &mdash; Only call toll-free numbers from a landline. These calls are not free for cellphones, and the cost for just one call can be pretty hefty if you&rsquo;re put on hold for a few minutes. [Money Pantry]</p> <p><a href="http://smartycents.com/lists/10-cheap-ramen-recipes/">10 Ways to Upgrade Ramen Instant Noodles</a> &mdash; Instant ramen is the ultimate budget pantry staple. Use these recipes to step up your ramen game! [Smarty Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Kitchen-Cleaning-DIYs-40671966#photo-40671966">18 Kitchen Cleaning DIYs</a> &mdash; These homemade cleaners are friendlier for the environment, your health, and your wallet! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.experian.com/blogs/news/about/pay-off-student-loans-faster/">Ways to Pay Off Student Loan Debt Faster</a> &mdash; Paying back student loans is a lot of work, especially if you're a new grad living paycheck to paycheck.&nbsp; Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on how to manage and pay off student loans. [Experian]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/08/short-term-rent.html">8 Smart Tips for an Amazing Short-Term Rental Experience</a> &mdash; Location is everything! Is your rental near the establishments you want to check out? Is it accessible via public transportation? What is within walking distance? [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/lifestyle/careers/four-ways-guarantee-not-get-dream-job-want/70864">Four Ways to Guarantee You Do Not Get that Dream Job You Want</a> &mdash; Leave the negativity at the door when you're walking into an interview. Saying that you won't work holidays, overtime, or early work days will make the hiring manager think that you aren't a team player. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.experian.com/blogs/news/about/pay-off-student-loans-faster/">Olympic Victories and 8 Other Surprising Things That Are Taxable</a> &mdash; The prize money received by U.S. athletes for their Olympic victories is taxable, although some of that can be deducted if the athlete can show that their participation in sports is a business. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://shopperstrategy.com/2016/08/15/6-tips-to-trim-your-household-budget/">6 Tips to Trim Your Household Budget</a> &mdash; Check your bills. Are you paying for extra services that you can live without? [Shopper Strategy]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-ways-to-get-your-kid-to-love-brushing-their-teeth">7 Ways to Get Your Kid to Love Brushing Their Teeth</a> &mdash; Schedule regular cleanings by pediatric dentist to catch potential problems early on. Your child will also be less scared of the dentist's office if they visit regularly. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-get-the-most-savings-from-clearance-sales">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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