TV shows http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/1845/all en-US 6 Tricks for a Better Netflix Experience http://www.wisebread.com/6-tricks-for-a-better-netflix-experience <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-tricks-for-a-better-netflix-experience" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_streaming_video_000024578966.jpg" alt="Woman learning tricks for better netflix experience" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>While the recent price increase of the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-employer-benefits-that-can-leave-more-spending-money-in-your-pockets">Netflix standard plan</a> by $1 a month ($8.99 to $9.99) might not seem like a big deal, it certainly can be if you feel you're not using your subscription to its fullest potential. Here are some way to greatly improve your Netflix experience.</p> <h2>1. Access the &quot;Hidden&quot; Stream Manager</h2> <p>One of the most frustrating aspects of Netflix is you're often at the mercy of the quality and speed of your Internet connection. Fortunately, there is a trick to change the quality of your stream to avoid any buffering issues. When streaming Netflix content from a desktop or laptop, access the little-known&nbsp;<a href="http://qz.com/261426/the-hidden-commands-for-diagnosing-and-improving-your-netflix-streaming-quality/">stream manager</a> and use the following keyboard shortcuts to your advantage.</p> <h3>Control + Alt + Shift + S</h3> <p>This will allow you to access the control panel for your video. You can then change the bitrate and CDN (Content Delivery Network) of the stream you're watching. If you're having buffering issues, select the lowest bitrate. Or at the very least, select both available bitrates and your video will stream in-between both selections.</p> <h3>Control + Alt + Shift + D</h3> <p>This allows you to view important statistics about your stream. Things like bitrate, buffering speed, and framerate are displayed. Check out these stats after you change your bitrate to see how it impacts overall performance.</p> <h3>Control + Alt + Shift + L</h3> <p>This will display a record of all the changes you've made to your settings so you can easily track your progress in getting a stream speed that works for you.</p> <h2>2. Reactivate App to Kill Buffering</h2> <p>If you view Netflix via a Smart TV, game console, or Blu-ray player, and are having recurring buffering issues, try deactivating the Netflix app, and then reactivate it again. According to the folks at Netflix, a handy little trick to quickly make this happen is to <a href="https://help.netflix.com/en/node/13815">press the following sequence</a> on your device's controller or remote: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up.</p> <p>After pressing this sequence select, &quot;Sign Out&quot; or &quot;Deactivate,&quot; then simply follow the on-screen instructions to sign back into your Netflix account. In many cases this should solve your buffering issues, especially if you're receiving the &quot;AIP-701&quot; connection error.</p> <h2>3. Know the Right Time to Watch</h2> <p>If you can wait and do your binge watching late in the evening, or in the early morning, your streaming experience will be noticeably better, according to Digital Trends. From their in-depth research, they &quot;discovered that the biggest factor influencing stream quality is <a href="http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/getting-hd-netflix/">time of day</a>, and whether that time falls under typical peak hours for watching.&quot;</p> <h2>4. Rate Everything You Watch</h2> <p>By getting into the habit of rating everything you watch on Netflix, the service can better understand the programming that you enjoy. Also, it's worth the effort to complete your &quot;<a href="https://help.netflix.com/en/node/9898">Taste Profile</a>&quot; to better help Netflix make selections that interest you.</p> <h2>5. The Best Netflix Viewing Guide&hellip; EVER</h2> <p>Another one of the complaints that Netflix users have is trying to figure out which programs come and go each month, along with weeding through the large amount of content. I recently discovered a fantastic solution to this problem via an amazingly thorough Reddit forum titled<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/netflixbestof"> NetflixBestOf</a>. It currently has over 287,000 readers and is chock full of information to make your viewing experience more enjoyable.</p> <h2>6. Consider a Netflix Unblocker</h2> <p>While this tip might be not be for everyone, if you're the techy-type, it could be right up your alley. Did you know that Netflix offers different content to different countries? You can tap into that content by using a free Netflix unblocker service like&nbsp;<a href="https://tvunblock.com/">TVUnblock.com</a> or&nbsp;<a href="https://hola.org/">Hola!</a>, which helps you change the DNS address settings of your device to point to their servers. Once this is done, some of your web browsing will be routed to a proxy server which modifies your location and gives you access to Netflix content beyond your borders.</p> <p><em>How are you getting the most out of your Netflix subscription? Is the $1/month increase going to be a deal-breaker for you?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kyle-james">Kyle James</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-tricks-for-a-better-netflix-experience">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-3"> <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/you-own-your-finances-how-much-people-spend-to-watch-movies">You Own Your Finances: How Much People Spend to Watch Movies</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/netflix-pricing-changes-what-now">Netflix Pricing Changes: What Now?</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/5-dramatic-vacation-spots-for-tv-and-film-fanatics">5 Dramatic Vacation Spots for TV and Film Fanatics</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-8-best-ways-to-stream-tv-and-movies-for-free">The 8 Best Ways to Stream TV and Movies for Free</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-great-movies-about-money">25 Great Movies About Money</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment hacks movies netflix streaming TV shows Thu, 05 Nov 2015 17:15:33 +0000 Kyle James 1605756 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 17 Places to Watch Movies and TV for Free http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-17-places-to-watch-movies-and-tv-for-free <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-17-places-to-watch-movies-and-tv-for-free" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple_watching_tv_000046474944.jpg" alt="Couple finding places to watch movies and TV for free" 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 some great articles on where you can download or stream movies and TV shows for free, ways to make your home eco-friendly, and how to brew coffee without a coffee maker.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/17-online-services-that-offer-free-movies-and-shows/">17 Places You Can (Legally) Download or Stream Free Movies and TV</a> &mdash; You can find full episodes of your favorite shows on their network's website. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://naturemoms.com/blog/2015/06/16/3-ways-to-help-make-your-home-eco-friendly/">3 Ways to Help Make Your Home Eco-Friendly</a> &mdash; Be smart about your water usage. Wash your car over the lawn, buy a hose nozzle that restricts water flow, or set a timer in the bathroom to make sure your showers are short. [Nature Moms Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.artofmanliness.com/2015/06/18/how-to-brew-coffee-without-a-coffee-maker/">How to Brew Coffee Without a Coffee Maker</a> &mdash; No coffee maker? No problem! You can still make a great cup of joe with a few easy-to-find items. [The Art of Manliness]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Relaxation-Ideas-28158788">You Deserve It: 12 Ideas For Taking a Mental Health Day</a> &mdash; Get a massage! It improves your mood and soothes anxiety. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Bite/2015/0618/Supersize-chain-is-shrinking-The-beginning-of-the-end-for-McDonald-s">Supersize' chain is shrinking: The beginning of the end for McDonald's?</a> &mdash; McDonald's is the biggest burger chain the US, but this year, the company will close more restaurants than it opens. [The Monitor]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/bounce-back-from-a-busted-budget">5 Ways to Bounce Back from a Busted Budget</a> &mdash; If you had to overspend on an emergency recently, you can recoup the funds over time by cutting back on things like groceries, cable TV, and entertainment spending. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/home-organizing/15-things-will-cleaning/58403">15 Things That Will Do the Cleaning For You</a> &mdash; Cleaning floors just got more fun with the remote control mop! [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mightybargainhunter.com/six-hacks-get-things-cheap-free/">Six hacks to get things cheap or free</a> &mdash; If you're at a yard sale and can't find what you're looking for, just ask! The seller might have just what you need, even if it isn't set out. [Mighty Bargain Hunter]</p> <p><a href="http://www.goodfinancialcents.com/happy-retirement">15 Tips for a Happy Retirement</a> &mdash; Say active with a part time job! It's a great way to keep you socially involved and your mind sharp; the bit of extra income doesn't hurt, either. [Good Financial Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/19-kids-activities-made-possible-by-a-cardboard-box">19 Kids&rsquo; Activities Made Possible By a Cardboard Box</a> &mdash; Unfold a large box or tape several flattened boxes together to make a cardboard slide! [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-17-places-to-watch-movies-and-tv-for-free">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/6-tricks-for-a-better-netflix-experience">6 Tricks for a Better Netflix Experience</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/you-never-need-to-pay-to-watch-movies-heres-why">You Never Need to Pay to Watch Movies — Here&#039;s Why</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/5-dramatic-vacation-spots-for-tv-and-film-fanatics">5 Dramatic Vacation Spots for TV and Film Fanatics</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/your-guide-to-frugal-reality-tv">Your Guide to Frugal Reality TV</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/are-you-getting-these-5-things-for-free">Are You Getting These 5 Things for Free?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment best money tips free movies TV shows Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:00:11 +0000 Amy Lu 1464468 at http://www.wisebread.com Get Paid to Watch Your Favorite TV Show Live http://www.wisebread.com/get-paid-to-watch-your-favorite-tv-show-live <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/get-paid-to-watch-your-favorite-tv-show-live" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_on_tv_000021453219.jpg" alt="Woman getting paid to be on TV" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lights! Cameras! Cue audience applause! You know those TV shows? The ones taped in front of a live studio audience? The ones that air daily and seem to be on all of the time with no reruns? Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes or how people get to be in the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-get-people-to-listen-when-you-talk">audience</a>? How do they fill their seats every single day? Especially the, well, not so good shows. The answer is surprisingly simple.</p> <p>TV shows pay people to attend. No, not all of them, but many, and some are very well-known shows at that. Take <em>The People's Court</em> for instance. You could earn $70 for sitting in their courtroom. How about the <em>Beat Bobby Flay</em> cooking competition? Folks can earn $54 just for attending, and probably get a tasty sample to boot. Interested? It's not hard to do. Here's what you need to know.</p> <h2>1. Pay Rates Vary by Show</h2> <p>As you can see from the examples above, the amount that you can earn as a paid audience member can vary. Some shows pay a set fee and others pay an hourly rate. The amount of time involved can differ too. Some shows will pay for one taping, and for other shows audience members participate in two, three, or more tapings in a day. Payment is received on the same day and is almost always in cash.</p> <h2>2. Some Shows Provide Transportation</h2> <p>For example, a number of shows that used to tape in New York City moved to Stamford, Connecticut, presumably to save money on production costs. Since it's easier to find public transportation to NYC than Connecticut, these shows offer transportation to keep the seats full. In this case, audience members meet at a location pre-determined by the show. A bus picks everyone up, takes them to the show, and returns them to the original location.</p> <h2>3. Sometimes You'll Be Fed</h2> <p>One time I attended a show with my mom and we received pre-taping breakfast pastries, coffee and juice, and pizza for lunch after the taping. Many shows do this. Many do not. You most likely won't know in advance. Think of it as a welcome surprise if it does happen.</p> <h2>4. It's Easier to Get Paid Audience Gigs if You Reside on the Coasts</h2> <p>The reality is that most shows are taped on the East or West coast, so if you don't have easy access to the New York or Los Angeles areas, you won't have as many options. This could still work for you if you're visiting the area and plan for it in advance. It would be a fun and unique vacation experience.</p> <h2>5. Some People Audience-Sit as a Job</h2> <p>Not a formal job, mind you. But if you live in the vicinity of a lot of tapings like Los Angeles, you can earn as much as, or more than, minimum wage for a day's sitting. This is appealing to a variety of people like actors trying to break in, students, or anyone really who wants to earn some cash while keeping a flexible schedule. There is of course no guarantee that audience-sitting gigs will be available exactly when you want them, but there are a lot of opportunities available for folks who hustle.</p> <h2>6. So How Do I Find the Shows That Pay?</h2> <p>There are a variety of ways to find paid seat-filling gigs from checking the Craigslist &quot;talent,&quot; &quot;gigs,&quot; or &quot;TV&quot; sections, to subscribing to newsletters that typically target actors. The easiest way to find paid audience-sitting opportunities is to go to the companies that specialize in them. Below are two of the most well-known companies that fit the bill:</p> <h3>Onset Productions</h3> <p>Here you will find opportunities to be&nbsp;<a href="https://onsetproductions.com/">paid audience members</a>, get cast as a performer for product endorsements, or just score free tickets to TV shows like, <em>MTV Catfish Aftershow</em>, or the <em>Bridezilla's Reunion Aftershow</em>. The paid audience member opportunities are mostly lump sums, like $50&ndash;$70 (sometimes more, sometimes less). Some shows provide transportation to the tapings. Interested parties complete a free online profile which includes age, gender, and ethnicity. Once your profile is created, you can request tickets from the numerous shows available. You'll be notified if you've been chosen to receive tickets, and if it's a show that indicated that it is paying, you'll enjoy a show and walk out with some extra cash.</p> <h3>Standing Room Only</h3> <p>This process of finding paid seat-filling opportunities is similar to Onset Productions in that you fill out a profile before requesting tickets to a show. Though their game shows and political talk shows&nbsp;<a href="http://www.standingroomonly.tv/">pay an hourly rate</a> as opposed to a lump sum.</p> <p>There are other companies out there, like&nbsp;<a href="http://www.auditionsfree.com/">Auditions Free</a>, that primarily focus on casting extras and actors for movies, that occasionally offer paid audience-sitting gigs as well. But if experiencing a TV show from behind the camera while getting paid is your primary objective, it's easier to stick with the two companies above.</p> <p><em>Is audience-sitting something you'd try? Let me know below.</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kim-owens">Kim Owens</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/get-paid-to-watch-your-favorite-tv-show-live">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/how-to-make-money-like-the-guys-on-american-pickers">How to Make Money Like the Guys on &quot;American Pickers&quot;</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/10-great-side-jobs-for-extroverts">10 Great Side Jobs for Extroverts</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/5-best-cash-back-credit-cards">5 Best Cash Back Credit Cards</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/22-websites-that-will-pay-you-to-write-for-them">22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them</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/cool-convenient-cash-11-easy-ways-to-make-money-online">Effortless Ways to Make Money Online That Don&#039;t Require Skills</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income audience entertainment TV shows Mon, 01 Jun 2015 09:00:07 +0000 Kim Owens 1437236 at http://www.wisebread.com 5 Dramatic Vacation Spots for TV and Film Fanatics http://www.wisebread.com/5-dramatic-vacation-spots-for-tv-and-film-fanatics <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-dramatic-vacation-spots-for-tv-and-film-fanatics" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/breaking_bad_grafitti.jpg" alt="Breaking Bad fan graffiti art " title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Having a hard time deciding on your next vacation destination? Try looking through your DVR or Netflix queue! These are some of the five cheapest TV and film fanatic <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-great-cheap-summer-vacations">vacation spots</a>.</p> <h2>1. <em>Breaking Bad</em>: Albuquerque, NM</h2> <p>Got a hankering for an action-packed road trip on the cheap? Heisenberg-hat wearing fans of <em>Breaking Bad</em> will want to pack up and drive to Albuquerque, New Mexico for a few days. Not only are there tons of real-life standing locations where Vince Gilligan and crew shot <em>Breaking Bad</em>, but there are even <a href="http://www.visitalbuquerque.org/albuquerque/film-tourism/breaking-bad/">self-guided and guided tours</a>!</p> <p><strong>Key Costs</strong>: Your biggest will likely be gasoline for driving to and from your place of origin, and prices vary across the U.S. Accommodations are cheap and plentiful in Albuquerque &mdash; try staying in the <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60933-d92752-Reviews-Hotel_Andaluz-Albuquerque_New_Mexico.html">well-priced Hotel Andaluz</a>. Meals at <a href="http://www.today.com/food/breaking-bad-fans-flock-albuquerque-restaurant-1C8896426">Los Pollos Hermanos</a> are very cheap!</p> <h2>2. <em>Best Exotic Marigold Hotel</em>: Jaipur, India</h2> <p>This smash-hit movie (and sequel) has inspired lots of empty-nesters to visit India. While you may not be flush enough to retire there, you can probably afford a two-week trip to Jaipur, one of the most beautiful cities in India.</p> <p><strong>Key Costs</strong>: The biggest expense will be airfare from your nearest international airport to the Jaipur airport, which could be approximately $1,600. However, once you are in India, one can live quite comfortably for $20 a day, and extremely well for $50 a day. Food and entertainment are cheap enough so you can splurge on plush accommodations.</p> <h2>3. <em>Game of Thrones</em>: Northern Ireland</h2> <p>Addicted to the racy, bloody, and exciting land of Westeros? Much of <em>Game of Thrones</em> is shot in Northern Ireland, where they shoot much of &quot;The North,&quot; from The Haunted Forest to Winterfell. Come to Ireland for <a href="http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/gameofthrones/">gorgeous, scenic tours</a> of the misty moors, then stay for nice B&amp;Bs and authentic Irish food and drink. While you're there, soak in some real history by touring Belfast and seeing the <a href="http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/downloads/Itineraries-Belfast-TimeTogether.pdf">birthplace of the Titanic</a> and famous prison Crumlin Road Gaol.</p> <p><strong>Key Costs</strong>: Airfare will the the lion's share of the costs, approximately $1500 per person. This is a great time to visit anywhere in Europe because the euro is not as strong against the dollar: one euro is about $1.12. This means if you stay thrifty, lodging, food, and entertainment will be about as much as they would be in America.</p> <h2>4. <em>The Hangover Part II</em>: Thailand</h2> <p>One of the highest grossing films to have shot in Thailand, <em>The Hangover Part II</em> might inspire those looking for a raucous, indulgent trip. While a <a href="http://bangkokhangovertours.com/">Hangover-themed tour</a> is certainly possible, Thailand is also a great destination for nature exploring. Visit <a href="http://www.elephantnaturepark.org/">beautiful elephant reserves</a>, enjoy the beaches, and hike a rainforest.</p> <p><strong>Key Costs</strong>: Your biggest expense here will also be airfare, as it can run approximately $1,200. Once you arrive, though, it's a bargain. One can live very comfortably for under $40 a day if staying on the mainland where the prices are generally cheaper than the surrounding islands.</p> <h2>5. <em>James Bond</em>: Mexico City</h2> <p>So many great films were shot in Mexico: from <em>Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid</em> to <em>Y Tu Mama Tambien</em>. The James Bond franchise has shot several of its films in Mexico, including <em>License to Kill</em>, <em>Tomorrow Never Dies</em>, <em>Quantum of Solace</em>, and <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/movies/spectre-james-bond-mexico-behind-the-scenes-first-116031156967.html">the upcoming <em>Spectre</em></a>. The new movie highlights the Zocalo in historic and beautiful Mexico City, where the Aztecs once ruled and where one can now find very <a href="http://nymag.com/travel/features/mexico-city-entertainment-2012-2/">hip shopping and entertainment</a>. If you travel to the coast, you can even enjoy a <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g150807-d2392342-r182051277-Jungle_Tour_Adventure-Cancun_Yucatan_Peninsula.html">James Bond speedboat tour</a>!</p> <p><strong>Key Costs</strong>: Mexico makes for a great, cheap vacation with its beautiful beaches (where many movies shoot instead of the Bahamas!), cheap hotels, and great food. Flights can be upwards of $700, but those living on west coast and southwest regions can manage an easy road trip. One dollar <a href="http://www.visitmexico.com/en/mexico-currency-and-exchange">equals about 15 pesos</a>, so your money will go very far.</p> <p><em>Have you ever traveled to scratch your film or TV fandom itch? where'd you go?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amanda-meadows">Amanda Meadows</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-dramatic-vacation-spots-for-tv-and-film-fanatics">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/25-great-movies-about-money">25 Great Movies About Money</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-affordable-amusement-parks-that-are-just-as-fun-as-disney">8 Affordable Amusement Parks That Are Just as Fun As Disney</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-tricks-for-a-better-netflix-experience">6 Tricks for a Better Netflix Experience</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/travel-resources">40 Most Useful Travel Websites That Can Save You a Fortune</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-watch-movies-in-the-theater-for-free">How to Watch Movies in the Theater for Free</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment Travel film movies television TV shows vacations Mon, 18 May 2015 13:00:11 +0000 Amanda Meadows 1421642 at http://www.wisebread.com How to Make Money Like the Guys on "American Pickers" http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-like-the-guys-on-american-pickers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-to-make-money-like-the-guys-on-american-pickers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/wisebread_pickers.jpg" alt="Barn Sale" title="Barn Sale" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&quot;American Pickers&quot; is one of the most popular shows on cable TV. But how do Mike and Frank make picking look so easy and the picking life so darn sexy? After 22 years of picking barn sales, thrift stores, rural auctions, and alleyways, I&rsquo;ve learned there are a few key rules of the road that all pickers follow. If you&rsquo;d like to venture down a country road and do a bit of freestylin&rsquo; yourself, here&rsquo;s how to make sure you come away with a pocket full of profit. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/simple-living-lessons-i-learned-from-hoarders">Simple-Living Lessons I Learned From&nbsp;&quot;Hoarders&quot;</a>)</p> <h2>1. Know How to Move Your Inventory</h2> <p>Even before you begin buying, you have to be fairly sure you can sell your items at a decent profit. It helps to have a working knowledge of how to sell online and/or a network of active antique dealers, collectors, or interior decorators. Knowing there&rsquo;s a group of willing buyers can help inform your purchases and give you confidence about what to buy and how much to pay.</p> <h2>2. Do Your Research</h2> <p>For pickers, luck accounts for about 20% of our success. The other 80% comes from diligent, never-ending research. Knowing what to buy, what to pay for it, and understanding the cycles of the collectibles and antiques market is absolutely essential. Researching sites like <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-i-still-make-money-with-ebay">eBay</a> is a quick and relatively painless way to get started. Searching by category and keyword and then refining your search by completed sales will give you a general idea of current market prices for particular items.</p> <h2>3. Generalize</h2> <p>As with most businesses, in picking it helps to have broad knowledge of many categories of collectibles and hot items. I&rsquo;ve sold everything from vintage suits to mid-century furniture, from industrial tables to old Monopoly games. Generalizing will improve your chances of discovering a great piece in nearly any environment.</p> <h2>4. Get Dirty</h2> <p>Picking is hard, sometimes dangerous work. When you fully commit to hardcore picking, you need to channel your inner Indiana Jones. Get used to cobwebs, spiders, bad smells, sweat, and backaches. Just remember, sometimes the very best items are undiscovered because they&rsquo;re hard to reach.</p> <h2>5. Know Your Minimum Profit Margin</h2> <p>Many times when picking, you&rsquo;ll come across an undervalued item, but it doesn&rsquo;t make sense to simply buy everything that&rsquo;s undervalued. Smart pickers ignore the items that have too small a return. Decide the minimum profit you&rsquo;re willing to make on any single item you buy. Is it $10? $15? $50? When you factor in your time spent picking, cleaning, photographing, listing, and shipping or delivery, making less than $10 per item might not be worth it.</p> <h2>6. Negotiate Like a Master</h2> <p>Shows like &quot;American Pickers&quot; and &quot;Antiques Roadshow&quot; have brought antiquing to the masses and helped a whole new generation appreciate and preserve items from our past. But the downside is that everyone now thinks they&rsquo;ve got a basement full of priceless treasures. This makes the picker&rsquo;s job a bit more challenging and makes some basic negotiation know-how more valuable than ever. Brush up on your <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-7-laws-of-negotiation">haggling skills</a> and don&rsquo;t be afraid of a little friendly push back on prices.</p> <h2>7. Don&rsquo;t Buy Emotionally</h2> <p>Falling in love with the items you pick is the quickest way to kiss your profits goodbye. Before you buy, make sure you&rsquo;re calculating your potential profit objectively and afterwards, fight the urge to keep everything that appeals to you.</p> <p>So if you&rsquo;re ready to profit from picking, pack your work gloves, a flashlight, some hand-sanitizer, and cash. Hit the road and explore what&rsquo;s selling at auctions, <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/tips-for-shopping-at-estate-sales">estate sales</a>, and on the roadsides all across America. With a little luck and a lot of research, you can give Mike and Frank a run for their money. Happy picking!</p> <p><em>Have you ever gone picking? What's your best score, and where did you find it?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kentin-waits">Kentin Waits</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-like-the-guys-on-american-pickers">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/get-paid-to-watch-your-favorite-tv-show-live">Get Paid to Watch Your Favorite TV Show Live</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/reselling-antiques-the-five-principles-of-power-picking">Reselling Antiques: The Five Principles of Power Picking</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/5-best-cash-back-credit-cards">5 Best Cash Back Credit Cards</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/10-great-side-jobs-for-extroverts">10 Great Side Jobs for Extroverts</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/22-websites-that-will-pay-you-to-write-for-them">22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income antiques learn to be a picker TV shows Wed, 05 Dec 2012 10:48:34 +0000 Kentin Waits 955795 at http://www.wisebread.com Simple-Living Lessons I Learned From "Hoarders" http://www.wisebread.com/simple-living-lessons-i-learned-from-hoarders <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/simple-living-lessons-i-learned-from-hoarders" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/2195176341_558469c3f5_z_0.jpg" alt="clutter" title="clutter" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Give me a strong cup of coffee and a marathon of the TV show &quot;Hoarders,&quot; and I will get my house cleaned. It seems there&rsquo;s nothing quite so motivating as a caffeine-fueled, hoarding-motivated cocktail to whip my house in shape and restore my sense of simplicity and balance.</p> <p>Without making light of the very real journey each of the featured guests are on, there are some quiet truths I always take away from that show. &quot;Hoarders,&quot; and shows like it, are commentaries on American consumerism and reminders (in the extreme) of what&rsquo;s important in life. What follows are a few simple-living lessons I learned from &quot;Hoarders&quot; &mdash; lessons that are timeless and universal; lessons that go well beyond the shock and awe of what viewers see on the show. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-things-to-throw-out-today">25 Things to Throw Out Today</a>)</p> <h3>Things Are Only Valuable If They&rsquo;re Used</h3> <p>The value of anything we own lies in the beauty, joy, or usefulness it brings. Though, arguably, hoarders may get some satisfaction out of possessing things, each thing is rendered useless because of the sheer quantity of competing items, their condition, and their inaccessibility. If I have 15 dustpans, how can know where they all are? How can I use each one? Why would I need to? What is an unused dustpan besides conceptual art?</p> <h3>There Is an Inverse Relationship Between Quantity of Things and Joy</h3> <p>This is an important and hard-won lesson. We all need a basic level of material items to live a convenient and comfortable life. But after a certain point, objects crowd us out, require too much maintenance, monopolize our time, and require near-constant labor to pay for. Over time, the chase for newer, better, bigger, different, and more things saps our joy. Recognizing this, simplifying our needs, and embracing our own optimal level of &quot;stuff&quot; is liberating.</p> <h3>Objects Become More Useful When They Are Shared</h3> <p>As mentioned earlier, hoarding objects renders most of them useless. That&rsquo;s because the value of an object typically lies in its utility. Hoarding so much that there&rsquo;s no way to use it all takes the worth out of objects. But putting stashed items we don&rsquo;t or can&rsquo;t use back into the consumer cycle takes them out of the abstract. Isn&rsquo;t it wonderful to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-10-items-to-borrow">give an item to a friend</a>, donate it charity, sell it in a yard sale, or set in on the curb, knowing it will be used? An old lawn mower mows again; a great book has new reader; a rusty bike gets a new lease on life.</p> <h3>Possessions Reflect Our Inner World</h3> <p>Whether we like it or not, the things we choose to surround ourselves with reflect our inner world. Sometimes, it&rsquo;s a literal reflection; sometimes, it&rsquo;s artificial. But things always have way of displaying our priorities, confessing our fears, and betraying our secrets. People who struggle with hoarding are stark examples, but maybe no starker than the rest of us.</p> <h3>It&rsquo;s a Fine Line Between Acceptable and Not-Acceptable Shopping</h3> <p>Our modern consumer world can be a confusing place. Shopping, spending, saving, and storing is beyond a national pastime &mdash; it&rsquo;s downright patriotic. It seems to me that the line between a typical consumer and hoarder is sometimes drawn quite arbitrarily. Maybe hoarding shows strike such a chord with audiences because we all see a bit of ourselves on the screen.</p> <h3>Objects Tend to Distance Us From One Another</h3> <p>Not only is there a declining return on joy once we reach a certain level of material comfort, there&rsquo;s also a decline in intimacy and connectedness to one another. Maybe a bigger house isolates us from our neighbors, the expense of a new car forces us to work 10 hours more per week, or a smartphone kills the family dinner conversation. New toys can be wonderful, but without mindful use, they can intrude upon and interfere with our most important relationships. Watch any random episode of &quot;Hoarders&quot; to see the havoc that unchecked accumulation has on friends and families.</p> <p>My hat goes off to each of guests featured on the show. The lessons they&rsquo;re learning so publicly are lessons we can all take to heart in large and small ways. <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/frugality-simplicity-and-sustainability">Simplify</a>. Simplify. Simplify.</p> <p><em>Are you a fan of &quot;Hoarders&quot;? How do you react to shows like it and how has it changed your behavior or attitude about what&rsquo;s enough?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kentin-waits">Kentin Waits</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/simple-living-lessons-i-learned-from-hoarders">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/book-review-wabi-sabi-simple">Book review: Wabi Sabi Simple</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-4-types-of-clutterers-which-one-are-you">The 4 Types of Clutterers: Which One Are You?</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/17-things-you-are-missing-out-on-for-spending-too-much">17 Things You Are Missing Out on for Spending Too Much</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-ways-to-get-junk-gone">5 Ways to Get Junk Gone</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/everyday-noise-the-ignored-pollution">Everyday Noise: The Ignored Pollution?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Lifestyle declutter hoarding simplicity TV shows Tue, 08 May 2012 10:24:10 +0000 Kentin Waits 927598 at http://www.wisebread.com Your Guide to Frugal Reality TV http://www.wisebread.com/your-guide-to-frugal-reality-tv <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/your-guide-to-frugal-reality-tv" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/tv_and_remote.jpg" alt="Remote and TV" title="Remote and TV" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There&rsquo;s no shortage of reality television on the airwaves &mdash; but which of your guilty pleasures can help you save money?</p> <p>This comprehensive guide to frugal reality TV will identify which shows you should be watching, on what networks you can find them, and the days and times you can learn how to spend wiser from the comfort of your couch.</p> <h3>Extreme Couponing</h3> <p>This runaway hit follows regular people who take coupon clipping to a whole new level. Many of the subjects cut hundreds of coupons a week in order to stock up on everything from soaps and shampoos to cleaning products to canned goods, all well below retail value; savings are typically about 90% off. Their homes are packed to the brim with their best buys &mdash; sometimes hundreds of pieces of a particular item. The most altruistic subjects donate the surplus to needy organizations, while the others are simply stockpiling to prepare for the apocalypse. Two episodes air on TLC on Mondays from 10 to 11 p.m. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/extreme-couponing-5-reasons-why-i-ll-pass">Extreme Couponing? 5 Reasons Why I'll&nbsp;Pass.</a>)</p> <h3>$40 a Day</h3> <p>Talk-show host and self-proclaimed cook (not chef) Rachael Ray travels the country &mdash; with only two twenties in her pocket &mdash; in search of the most delicious and affordable foods. From gnocchi in Napa Valley to handmade munchies in Maui, <em>$40 a Day</em> teaches travelers how to eat great even on a budget. Airs on the Food Network on Wednesdays at 4:30 a.m.</p> <h3>19 Kids and Counting</h3> <p>Over the years, the title of this show has changed to accommodate additions to the growing Duggar brood (when it premiered in 2008, there were only 17 kids). Frugal life lessons are abundant, from living a credit-free lifestyle to purchasing clothes from thrift shops to making the kids cut their own hair. Other ways they save include shopping for groceries at <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-frugal-lessons-i-learned-from-aldi">Aldi</a> (a discount supermarket chain), growing vegetables, chopping firewood to heat their home, and making their own laundry detergent. Season eight is scheduled to start airing on Sept. 27 at 9 p.m.</p> <h3>Ten Dollar Dinners With Melissa d&rsquo;Arabian</h3> <p><em>Food Network Star</em> season five winner Melissa d&rsquo;Arabian shows viewers how to make healthy meals for the whole family without breaking the bank. Her recipes include sophisticated upgrades to table staples like chicken and pork as well as dishes with international flair from Parisian and Moroccan menus. With the motto &ldquo;Four people, ten bucks, infinite possibilities,&rdquo; it&rsquo;s hard to go wrong with d&rsquo;Arabian&rsquo;s money-saving tips and tricks. Airs on the Food Network on Sundays at 9 a.m.</p> <h3>Downsized</h3> <p>Todd and Laura Bruce &mdash; and their seven children &mdash; star in this docu-series about making ends meet. With two homes in foreclosure, a failed contracting business, and a daily struggle to make rent, the heads of the household resort to dire measures &mdash; like dumpster diving &mdash; to ensure that their family has what it needs to survive this tumultuous time in their lives. Airs on WE tv on Tuesdays at 9 p.m.</p> <h3>Design on a Dime</h3> <p>In this series, designer Casey Noble shares her secrets for turning lackluster spaces into stylish sanctuaries all while dispelling the notion that redecorating has to cost a fortune. She stretches the decorating dollar by combining cost-saving solutions with clever DIY ideas to take entire rooms from drab to fab. Airs on Saturdays at 3 p.m. on HGTV.</p> <h3>Clean House</h3> <p>Hoarders get a chance to clear the clutter and make a few bucks by emptying the contents of their home onto the lawn for others to purchase during a <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-mistakes-that-can-ruin-your-yard-sale">yard sale</a>. Whatever isn&rsquo;t bought is taken away and donated to charity. Meanwhile, the show&rsquo;s team (some episodes feature host Niecy Nash, while newer eps have Tempestt Bledsoe at the helm) redecorate the home with repurposed pieces and new purchases bought with the money made at the sale. Airs almost every day of the week at various times on Style Network; check your local listings.</p> <p><em>Did I miss a frugal reality TV show? Let me know your favorites in the comments section 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/your-guide-to-frugal-reality-tv">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/6-tricks-for-a-better-netflix-experience">6 Tricks for a Better Netflix Experience</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-dramatic-vacation-spots-for-tv-and-film-fanatics">5 Dramatic Vacation Spots for TV and Film Fanatics</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/reality-tv-does-it-pay-to-apply">Reality TV: Does It Pay to Apply?</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-audiobooks-about-money-you-need-to-hear">5 Audiobooks About Money You Need to Hear</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-122-scrumptious-super-bowl-party-snack-ideas">Flashback Friday: 122 Scrumptious Super Bowl Party Snack Ideas</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment cheap recipes reality tv TV shows Wed, 14 Sep 2011 10:24:22 +0000 Mikey Rox 705696 at http://www.wisebread.com The Only Tool You'll Ever Need To Buy http://www.wisebread.com/the-only-tool-youll-ever-need-to-buy <div><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/1077_mcgyvermultitool.jpg" alt="MacGyver" title="Tool" width="236" height="279" /></div> <p>Hey, it&#39;s Friday. I thought I&#39;d post this one to give you all a chuckle into the weekend. And I seriously want one of these. Not the paperclip, the packaging. How cool is this? Ahh, MacGyver...the things that guy could do with chewing gum and string would make James Bond feel inadequate. Happy Friday folks.</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-only-tool-youll-ever-need-to-buy">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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