Technology http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/8130/all en-US 12 Better Ways to Spend $1,000 Than on the New iPhone http://www.wisebread.com/12-better-ways-to-spend-1000-than-on-the-new-iphone <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/12-better-ways-to-spend-1000-than-on-the-new-iphone" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_choosing_a_new_mobile_phone_in_a_shop.jpg" alt="Woman choosing a new mobile phone in a shop" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Recently I bought the iPhone X, and immediately had buyer's remorse. I'd reconciled the $1,000 price tag with my budget and bank account, but while purchasing the phone through my provider, the extra charges started to rack up. After the upgrade and other fees plus taxes and insurance, the bill came to over $1,400. The phone has since arrived, but it's still in the box because I can't decide whether or not I really want it (because I definitely don't <em>need</em> it) &mdash; especially after all the horror stories about how fragile it is and the very high costs to replace it.</p> <p>Meanwhile, I'm over here thinking about how I can better spend that money if I return the darn thing. If you're in the same boat, let me suggest a few ideas. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-sites-that-will-pay-for-your-old-iphone?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Sites That Will Pay for Your Old iPhone</a>)</p> <h2>1. Buy an alpaca</h2> <p>You may have seen a meme on social media suggesting that you buy an alpaca instead of an iPhone X. It's cute, yeah, but it makes sense. For as low as $500, you can <a href="https://www.openherd.com/alpacas-for-sale/" target="_blank">purchase a darling alpaca</a> from livestock-auction site Openherd. This isn't just a pet, either; it's an investment. Savvy alpaca owners can turn a profit on sheared alpaca fleece, like the folks at Prairie Fields Farm in Columbus, Ohio, which sells its natural alpaca fiber to my fashion-designer pal Celeste Malvar-Stewart who, in turn, creates stunning couture dresses and other pieces from her studio, Hangar 31.</p> <p>Of course, you'll need to learn how to care for your alpaca properly (make sure you have the space, obviously), but because the internet has an answer to almost anything, you're in luck with this <a href="https://modernfarmer.com/2015/09/raising-alpacas/" target="_blank">how-to on raising alpacas</a> from Modern Farmer.</p> <h2>2. Fix whatever needs fixing</h2> <p>Does your vehicle need repairs? Washer and dryer on the fritz? Do you need dental work? Use the grand you planned to spend on the iPhone X to solve these problems that in the long run, will cost you even more money if not addressed. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-simple-household-repairs-every-frugal-person-should-master?ref=seealso" target="_blank">10 Simple Household Repairs Every Frugal Person Should Master</a>)</p> <h2>3. Open or contribute to an IRA or 401(k)</h2> <p>If you don't already have an IRA, use the $1,000 to open one.</p> <p>&quot;Go straight to an investment banker,&quot; advises personal finance expert Brian Davis, co-founder of the real estate rental site SparkRental.com. &quot;I personally use Charles Schwab because they're easy and cheap, but use whoever you like.&quot; IRAs come with great tax benefits &mdash; contributions are tax-deductible &mdash; and they're extremely easy to set up.</p> <p>If you already have an IRA or a 401(k), get closer to maxing it out &mdash; hopefully with employer matching &mdash; so you're not leaving free money on the table. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/401k-or-ira-you-need-both?ref=seealso" target="_blank">401(k) or IRA? You Need Both</a>)</p> <p>Save yourself hassle and management fees by investing in a low-fee index fund or target date fund, advises Ian Atkins, managing editor of Small Business Finance section of Fit Small Business. &quot;Putting $1,000 in a tax-advantaged retirement account now can mean big value in 30 years,&quot; he says. &quot;Alternatively, a used iPhone X will be almost worthless in three years.&quot;</p> <h2>4. Cross off a bucket-list item</h2> <p>Is there something on your bucket list you've been dying to do? Sky-dive, maybe? Finally taking that trip to Europe? Cross these items off by forgoing the iPhone X. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/where-to-do-9-popular-bucket-list-items-on-a-budget?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Where to Do 9 Popular Bucket List Items on a Budget</a>)</p> <h2>5. Spend it on your health and wellness</h2> <p>Your health and wellness should be worth more to you than a phone. It's priceless, actually.</p> <p>Schedule a spa day, invest in products that will provide a better night's sleep, hire a personal trainer to get your fitness back on track, or jet off on a relaxing retreat to nourish your mind, body, and soul.</p> <h2>6. Take a class to learn or enhance skills</h2> <p>If you're between jobs or just want to make a change, invest in yourself by learning new skills or enhancing skills you already have. Look into classes at your local community college or find a specialty online. For example, you might consider the <a href="https://hbx.hbs.edu/courses/entrepreneurship-essentials/" target="_blank">Entrepreneurial Essentials</a> course to advance your career with a certification from Harvard Business School's online program, <a href="https://hbx.hbs.edu/" target="_blank">HBX</a>. This particular option is only $950, leaving you $50 to celebrate your smart decision with cocktails. Holla!</p> <h2>7. Pay off a credit card that's compounding daily interest</h2> <p>I'm gonna be straight with you: If you have existing credit card debt that's compounding daily interest, you can't afford the iPhone X. No if, ands, or buts about that.</p> <p>M.A. Haley, author and founder of RichestMom.com, is with me on this, especially when it comes to cards with high interest rates. She points out that if you put the $1,000 iPhone on a credit card with an APR of 30 percent or more, then only pay the minimum balance every month, it will take you more than five years to clear the balance and will cost you more than $1,000 in interest payments.</p> <p>Bottom line: Don't go deeper into debt to keep up with the Joneses. You know better than that. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-day-debt-reduction-plan-pay-it-off?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5-Day Debt Reduction Plan: Pay It Off</a>)</p> <h2>8. Invest in artwork</h2> <p>I've invested in artwork for the past 10 years, but not because I want to make money off it. I enjoy looking at the pieces I've purchased from up-and-coming artists &mdash; like my buddy Julian Rapp; his Love Robot is the heart of my collection &mdash; but I do keep my fingers crossed that one day what's hanging on my walls will pay for my retirement. If you research what you're buying and make smart purchases, it may pay off for you, too &mdash; like the lucky ducks who bought an original Banksy without knowing it. No promises, but it's a path to pursue.</p> <h2>9. Put it aside for an emergency</h2> <p>Life throws us curve balls all the time, and sometimes (OK, <em>most</em> of the time) they're expensive. If you don't already have an emergency fund &mdash; which should be between six and nine months' of your usual expenses &mdash; walk straight out of the Apple Store and put your iPhone X money in a safe place for when you need it most. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-easy-ways-to-build-an-emergency-fund-from-0?ref=seealso" target="_blank">7 Easy Ways to Build an Emergency Fund From $0</a>)</p> <h2>10. Make home improvements</h2> <p>The great thing about home improvements is that they can add resale value to your home, well beyond the upfront cost of the actual improvements. Take a look around to identify areas that could use updating. This is especially timely if you're planning to sell in the near future. You'll attract buyers much more easily with a home that's clean, modern, and move-in ready without the new owners having to put in too much time or extra money on the back end. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-easy-home-improvements-that-add-thousands-to-your-listing?ref=seealso" target="_blank">9 Easy Home Improvements That Add Thousands to Your Listing</a>)</p> <h2>11. Invest in blue chip stocks</h2> <p>Did you know that if you invested $1,000 in Amazon 20 years ago you'd be a millionaire by now? Shoulda, coulda, woulda, right? Still, it's not too late to invest in the <em>next </em>Amazon with blue chip stocks.</p> <p>&quot;Blue chip stocks are stocks of well-established companies that are most likely a household name,&quot; explains Ogechi Igbokwe, founder of the savings site OneSavvyDollar. &quot;Fortunately, new investors can download the <a href="https://www.robinhood.com/" target="_blank">Robinhood</a> [free stock trading] app, which charges 0 percent commissions for trades and has no minimum balance requirements to get started. This is an app I use, and so far so good.&quot;</p> <h2>12. Improve the life of someone less fortunate</h2> <p>If there's no part of your life that can benefit from saving $1,000 on a new phone, let your generosity shine. I'm not a proponent of donating to national charities &mdash; some of them seem like they are nothing more than profit-turning business with tax exemptions &mdash; but I've provided loans to <a href="https://www.kiva.org/" target="_blank">Kiva</a> borrowers in the past, which helps low-income entrepreneurs and students realize their dreams.</p> <p>If I do donate to charity, I usually focus on my local community, and even then I do my research. I want to make sure my money will help the person or people in need and not a CEO sitting behind his desk counting the cash. So if you'd like to make a donation to someone or an organization directly, you should do the same and get all the details before donating. Once you know where your money is going, you can rest easy knowing that you just made someone else's life easier, safer, or more comfortable, and that will provide way more joy than a phone ever could.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F12-better-ways-to-spend-1000-than-on-the-new-iphone&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F12%2520Better%2520Ways%2520to%2520Spend%2520%25241%252C000%2520Than%2520on%2520the%2520New%2520iPhone.jpg&amp;description=12%20Better%20Ways%20to%20Spend%20%241%2C000%20Than%20on%20the%20New%20iPhone"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/12%20Better%20Ways%20to%20Spend%20%241%2C000%20Than%20on%20the%20New%20iPhone.jpg" alt="12 Better Ways to Spend $1,000 Than on the New iPhone" width="250" height="374" /></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/12-better-ways-to-spend-1000-than-on-the-new-iphone">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-10-best-couponing-apps">The 10 Best Couponing Apps</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/how-smart-shoppers-will-save-at-amazons-whole-foods">How Smart Shoppers Will Save at Amazon&#039;s Whole Foods</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/10-innovative-but-obscure-sites-that-put-money-in-your-pocket">10 Innovative But Obscure Sites That Put Money In Your Pocket</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-classic-impulse-buys-we-need-to-stop-falling-for">10 Classic Impulse Buys We Need to Stop Falling For</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/now-or-later-how-to-decide-the-right-time-to-buy-almost-anything">Now or Later: How to Decide the Right Time to Buy Almost Anything</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping Technology apple products iPhone new phone saving money shopping tips the new iphone Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:00:06 +0000 Mikey Rox 2068113 at http://www.wisebread.com How to Make Money by Creating YouTube Videos http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-by-creating-youtube-videos <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-by-creating-youtube-videos" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/healthy_lifetyle_vlog.jpg" alt="Healthy lifestyle vlog" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;ve ever lost an afternoon to watching videos on YouTube, you know how easy it is to find videos on just about anything you can imagine. This wildly successful video platform has revolutionized the way people consume media, and has provided people who have no previous media connections the opportunity to make money by creating and uploading their own content.</p> <p>Sure, you&rsquo;ve probably heard of YouTube megastars who have vast numbers of subscribers and are making millions of dollars each year through their channels. But did you know that there are also people out there who aren&rsquo;t well-known, but are still making a solid living via YouTube? (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-social-media-stars-who-earn-way-more-than-you?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Social Media Stars Who Earn Way More Than You</a>)</p> <p>Though it&rsquo;s unlikely you&rsquo;ll make it into the upper echelons of YouTube superstardom, it&rsquo;s good to have an idea of just how lucrative this platform can be. In 2016, YouTube&rsquo;s top 10 earners all made over $5 million. The top earner, controversial Swedish online gamer and prankster, PewDiePie, single-handedly raked in over $15 million. Here&rsquo;s how you, too, can earn money by creating YouTube videos.</p> <h2>1. Choose a niche</h2> <p>This is possibly the single most important step to making money from YouTube videos because it&rsquo;s going to determine your audience. It will have a huge bearing on your earnings as it&rsquo;s your audience who will ultimately attract paying advertisers. It&rsquo;s essential that you pick a niche that&rsquo;s narrow enough for you to be able to make an impact in. A small niche is easier to target and monetize, and they&rsquo;re more likely to be engaged. Yet, you want a niche that&rsquo;s popular enough that lots of people search for it.</p> <p>The best place to start when you&rsquo;re trying to find your niche is with your own interests and pastimes. If you&rsquo;re not passionate about the subject you choose, then you&rsquo;ll soon lose interest and it will come across to your audience in your videos. Choosing something that you&rsquo;re knowledgeable about and have a real interest in will make creating videos far easier and more enjoyable for you.</p> <p>Popular niches that some of the most successful YouTubers are active in include gaming, comedy, beauty and fashion, pets and animals, and music. Keep in mind that it&rsquo;s possible to pick a niche within a niche &mdash; so, rather than starting a general fitness channel, you could make videos on weight loss through running for beginners. It&rsquo;s still about running, but your audience is far more targeted within that subject. The more well-defined your niche, the better. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-surprising-ways-social-media-stars-make-money?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Surprising Ways Social Media Stars Make Money</a>)</p> <h2>2. Create great content</h2> <p>Initially, setting up your channel is a simple process of providing your personal details and deciding your channel name. From here, it&rsquo;s time to get the camera out and start making great content, because the ultimate aim is to get the most views possible. You&rsquo;ve probably heard the phrase &ldquo;content is king,&rdquo; and nowhere is that more relevant than on YouTube. The only way to get lots of eyes on your videos is to make them informative, engaging, and on subjects that people will find interesting.</p> <h2>3. Grow your audience</h2> <p>Once you have created a few videos, you should start trying to grow your audience. Though this will happen organically if your videos are on searchable subjects, there are some easy ways to give it a kick-start. Try doing a shoutout on social media to tap into your existing contacts there, asking them to check out your channel. Also, ask people to subscribe to your channel in your videos. The more subscribers you have, the more likely they are to return and watch more.</p> <p>Another great way to grow your channel is to be consistent and post your videos at regular intervals. This will teach your audience to know when to expect your latest video, and potentially even encourage them to look forward to and follow it like a regular TV show. Check out more ideas for growing your audience on YouTube&rsquo;s Creator Academy.</p> <h2>4. Monetize your channel</h2> <p>There are two main forms of advertising that will allow you to make money directly from YouTube&rsquo;s platform. These are display ads along the bottom of the video, and the video ads that play at the beginning of a video and can be skipped by clicking &ldquo;Skip Video&rdquo; after a few seconds. To be able to have your videos display these, you&rsquo;ll need to apply to the <a href="https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/72851?hl=en" target="_blank">YouTube Partner Program</a>. For your application to be reviewed, your channel needs to have already had 10,000 public channel views, so it may be a while before you can actually apply. And if you don't get approved, you can reapply after 30 days.</p> <p>To access your payments once they start coming in, you&rsquo;ll need to have an AdSense account. AdSense is Google&rsquo;s advertising program across its whole network of content sites. If you already have an AdSense account, you can use that. The AdSense account is where all of your payments will be processed, so it&rsquo;s an absolute necessity.</p> <p>Next, you need to set your monetization preferences by selecting the type of ads you want shown, and on which videos they should appear. To maximize your earnings, it&rsquo;s best to set them to be shown on all videos that have already been uploaded, plus future videos you upload. Alternatively, you can choose videos individually on which to display ads.</p> <p>The amount that people make through YouTube varies greatly. It all depends on your audience and value of ads shown on your videos. Luckily, <a href="https://socialblade.com/youtube/youtube-money-calculator" target="_blank">Social Blade has a useful tool</a> to help you estimate what you may be able to earn from your own channel. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-to-make-passive-income-online?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Ways to Make Passive Income Online</a>)</p> <h2>5. Expand your reach</h2> <p>Ads are not the only way of making money on YouTube. There are also indirect ways to make money from your videos. Once you have an established audience and a high number of views for your content, lots of other doors may open up. Brands love to work with popular YouTube creators to help show off their products in sponsored campaigns, and if you&rsquo;ve chosen your niche well, you don&rsquo;t necessarily need millions of subscribers. Companies are eager to speak directly to their target audience. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-turn-your-instagram-account-into-a-paying-gig?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Turn Your Instagram Account Into a Paying Gig</a>)</p> <p>In addition, lots of creators use merchandise as a way to earn extra cash by selling anything from T-shirts to posters. YouTube makes it possible for you to link directly to external sites in your videos, so viewers can easily purchase the products you promote.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fhow-to-make-money-by-creating-youtube-videos&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FHow%2520to%2520Make%2520Money%2520by%2520Creating%2520YouTube%2520Videos.jpg&amp;description=How%20to%20Make%20Money%20by%20Creating%20YouTube%20Videos"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/How%20to%20Make%20Money%20by%20Creating%20YouTube%20Videos.jpg" alt="How to Make Money by Creating YouTube Videos" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/nick-wharton">Nick Wharton</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-by-creating-youtube-videos">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-4"> <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-surprising-ways-to-earn-money-online">7 Surprising Ways to Earn Money Online</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/how-to-earn-extra-income-with-twitter">How to Earn Extra Income With Twitter</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/4-creative-remote-jobs-that-can-supplement-your-retirement-income">4 Creative Remote Jobs That Can Supplement Your Retirement Income</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-you-can-earn-18-to-25-an-hour-with-amazon-flex">How You Can Earn $18 to $25 an Hour With Amazon Flex</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/17-part-time-jobs-to-do-while-your-kids-are-at-school">17 Part-Time Jobs to Do While Your Kids Are at School</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income Technology content creator extra cash how to influencer side hustle side job YouTube youtube videos Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:30:10 +0000 Nick Wharton 2057049 at http://www.wisebread.com How to Turn Your Instagram Account Into a Paying Gig http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-turn-your-instagram-account-into-a-paying-gig <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-to-turn-your-instagram-account-into-a-paying-gig" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/share_the_moment.jpg" alt="Share the moment" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When it comes to digital marketing, Instagram is at the top of the heap. With 800 million users as of September 2017, the visually-driven platform is a big moneymaker for brands who are savvy about social media marketing.</p> <p>So how can you leverage that marketing power to make some money off your own Instagram account? Assuming that you're just a regular individual who has built an engaged following, there are certainly ways to make an extra buck or two, or even support yourself, using your Instagram account. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-social-media-stars-who-earn-way-more-than-you?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Social Media Stars Who Earn Way More Than You</a>)</p> <h2>1. Create sponsored posts</h2> <p>If you have a lifestyle or product-driven Instagram account, doing a few sponsored posts can provide a neat little side stream of income. Once your account has amassed a few thousand followers, you can start reaching out to brands (or they'll reach out to you) about doing a paid post. How much you'll be compensated varies greatly depending on the brand, how specialized your niche is, how engaged your followers are, and whether you'll include other services, like writing a blog post or hosting a giveaway.</p> <p>Be wary of fatiguing your followers with constant sponsored posts, however. The whole reason why Instagram marketing is so popular is because it seems more authentic and engaged with its audience than traditional forms of marketing. Too many sponsored posts could make you look like you're just a brand mouthpiece.</p> <h2>2. Create content</h2> <p>With the growing importance of Instagram marketing, many brands are focusing more of their ad budget on creating content for social media channels, and often they hire freelancers for this rather than employ full-time staff. With this comes a whole new job category, the content creator &mdash; someone who is paid to create photos and written content for Instagram posts.</p> <p>You don't need to have a huge following to sell your services as a content creator, but you do need creative photos and captions. Many brands are finding that it is less expensive to hire a content creator than to hire a professional photography studio &mdash; the photos don't need to be as detailed or as formal-looking, and can often be taken with natural light. You can also sell your Instagram photos through services like Snapwire, Foap, and Lobster Media. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/earn-extra-income-with-your-smartphone-camera?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Earn Extra Income With Your Smartphone Camera</a>)</p> <p>For written content, instead of going through a marketing firm, some brands (especially smaller ones) are hiring freelance copywriters instead. What this means is that Instagram users with clever captions and descriptions are able to find work in content creation by using their Instagram accounts as an online portfolio.</p> <h2>3. Turn free products into paid work</h2> <p>Influencers, even small ones with just a few thousand followers, are often inundated with offers of free products in exchange for an Instagram post, a review, or a shoutout. While free products can be fun, they don't pay the bills.</p> <p>What you can do, however, is turn these offers of free product into paying gigs. For products that I'm interested in, I'll often create an Instagram post using the free products. If the brand reacts favorably, I might email my contact at the brand offering freelance writing or photography services. Quite often, pitching brands for paid work turns into an opportunity to blog for them, create a set of product photos, or for long-term collaboration. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/heres-how-one-social-media-micro-star-gets-lots-of-free-stuff?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How I Scored Tons of Free Stuff By Building a Small Social Media Audience</a>)</p> <h2>4. Become a brand ambassador</h2> <p>Becoming a brand ambassador can set you up for steady income every month. Brand ambassador programs can vary greatly in compensation, from free products and an affiliate incentive, to monthly paid partnerships. Here, your status as an influencer will play a large role &mdash; the more engaged your followers are, the better a package you can negotiate. It's always best to work with a brand you truly believe in, so that you are authentic to your followers when you promote it on a consistent basis.</p> <h2>5. Do brand consulting</h2> <p>Once you have amassed a good number of followers who respect your opinion, some brands recognize that you may have good feedback to give them on how they market their brand. They may be willing to pay for that feedback. I personally know a few bloggers/Instagrammers who have been paid to spend a few hours chatting with a company about their products and how they can improve their brand image. There's also a whole category of Instagram consultants who help small or new accounts and brands polish their social media strategy and their Instagram feed.</p> <h2>6. Earn through affiliate networks</h2> <p>Earning money through an affiliate network means that every time someone makes a purchase based on your influence (by clicking an affiliate link with your unique code attached to it), you gain a commission. Affiliate sales can be a great way for influencers to earn income, but they tend to be more effective if you have a large following or if the product you're marketing is super popular. Nevertheless, affiliate sales can be another way to diversify your income stream, and for some influencers they can be extremely lucrative.</p> <p>Because personal accounts on Instagram allow only one live URL (the link in your profile bio), and do not allow direct linking through Instagram photos, affiliate marketing on Instagram is different from blogs or other forms of social media. Some influencers have turned to third-party apps like <a href="https://www.liketoknow.it/" target="_blank">LIKEtoKNOW.it</a>, which send subscribed users an email with links to buy the products when users click &quot;like&quot; on an influencer's photo. You can also send users to your blog or another website where you have your affiliate links available.</p> <h2>7. Adhere to federal requirements</h2> <p>It's important to remember that the Federal Trade Commission notes that all Instagram posts (even the temporary posts on Instagram Stories) should fully <a href="https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/ftcs-endorsement-guides-what-people-are-asking#SocialNetworkingSites" target="_blank">disclose if the creator received compensation</a> in any form for the post. This applies to free products as well as to monetary compensation. On Instagram, you can use the hashtags #ad, #sponsored, or an explanation in the caption. If you're going to be making money off your Instagram account, you must be upfront about it with your followers.</p> <p>You must also be responsible for reporting your income and paying taxes on it, so you will want to factor that into your asking rates. Brands who pay you are reporting their expenses on their end, so you must also report them when you file your income taxes to avoid a potential penalty.</p> <p>If you've spent time building a following on Instagram, why not make it work for you financially? You might be surprised at how our growing social media use has resulted in a growing industry where you could earn some extra money, or even start an unconventional new career.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fhow-to-turn-your-instagram-account-into-a-paying-gig&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FHow%2520to%2520Turn%2520Your%2520Instagram%2520Account%2520Into%2520a%2520Paying%2520Gig.jpg&amp;description=How%20to%20Turn%20Your%20Instagram%20Account%20Into%20a%20Paying%20Gig"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/How%20to%20Turn%20Your%20Instagram%20Account%20Into%20a%20Paying%20Gig.jpg" alt="How to Turn Your Instagram Account Into a Paying Gig" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/camilla-cheung">Camilla Cheung</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-turn-your-instagram-account-into-a-paying-gig">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/these-6-instragrammers-are-getting-rich-by-traveling-the-world">These 6 Instragrammers Are Getting Rich by Traveling the World</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/earn-extra-income-with-your-smartphone-camera">Earn Extra Income With Your Smartphone Camera</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/how-to-earn-extra-income-with-twitter">How to Earn Extra Income With Twitter</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/heres-how-one-social-media-micro-star-gets-lots-of-free-stuff">How I Scored Tons of Free Stuff By Building a Small Social Media Audience</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/dont-get-audited-how-your-side-gig-needs-to-handle-taxes">Don&#039;t Get Audited! How Your Side Gig Needs to Handle Taxes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income Technology advertising affiliates brand deals consulting content creation freelance instagram photography side jobs social media sponsorships Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:30:10 +0000 Camilla Cheung 2054956 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Travel Cable Organizers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-travel-cable-organizers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-travel-cable-organizers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/phone_cables_836084902.jpg" alt="Organizing travel cables" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Make life easier, organize your bag, and save time when you&rsquo;re looking for the cable you need. A travel cable organizer allows you to find what you need quickly and efficiently, without having to sort through tons of tangled cables and accessories.</p> <h2>What is a travel cable organizer?</h2> <p>A travel cable organizer can store and protect small items like cables, cords, hard drives, flash drives, and wires. It is a packing and organization must-have. It&rsquo;s ideal for travel and is the perfect addition to your laptop bag, backpack, or suitcase. It also protects your items from scratches, tangles, dust, and damage, and can even help prevent you from leaving items behind.</p> <h2>Top 5 travel cable organizers</h2> <h3>AmazonBasics Universal Travel Case</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hA5V1y" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/amazon_0.jpg" width="138" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in GPS cases, the versatile <a href="http://amzn.to/2hA5V1y" target="_blank">AmazonBasics Universal Travel Case</a> protects small electronics, cords, cables, GPS units, and other electronic accessories. It has a molded-EVA plastic exterior, soft interior lining, two interior stretch-mesh pockets, and a removable wrist strap. It&rsquo;s Amazon&rsquo;s Choice for travel cable organizers and part of Amazon&rsquo;s Electronics Gift Guide. It also has outstanding online reviews, including more than 3,500 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also backed by a one-year limited warranty.</p> <p><em><a href="http://amzn.to/2hA5V1y" target="_blank">Currently $10.49 on Amazon</a></em></p> <h3>Grid-It Organizer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hvQ28B" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/grid%20it.jpg" width="245" height="187" align="right" alt="" /></a>The versatile double-sided <a href="http://amzn.to/2hvQ28B" target="_blank">Grid-It Organizer</a> can organize everything from survival items to small travel items, but is especially useful for storing and organizing cables, cords, chargers, thumb drives, wires, and even an iPad. The backside even doubles as a mouse pad. The rubberized woven elastic object retention system holds items firmly in place, wherever you place them, ensuring endless configurations. It's available in various sizes and shapes, and it&rsquo;s recommended by various online publications, such as Lifehacker.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hvQ28B" target="_blank"><em>Currently $10.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>BUBM Double Layer Travel Gear Organizer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2AMicou" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/bubm.jpg" width="245" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2AMicou" target="_blank">BUBM Double Layer Travel Gear Organizer</a> is a versatile organization system with mesh pockets and elastic loops. It can securely hold cables, flash disks, USB drives, cords, and even an iPad Mini. The zippered case has a heavy-duty, double layer, waterproof nylon interior compartment, and padded semi-flexible covers. It is available in various sizes and colors to meet your needs. It&rsquo;s recommended by various online publications, including The Wirecutter, and has over 500 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2AMicou" target="_blank"><em>Currently $14.59 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Skooba Design Cable Stable DLX</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hrjJb3" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/skooba.jpg" width="245" height="168" align="right" alt="" /></a>The zippered <a href="http://amzn.to/2hrjJb3" target="_blank">Skooba Design Cable Stable DLX</a> case houses cords, cables, USB drives, adapters, batteries, and other accessories for your favorite electronics. It includes a floating elastic hold-down grid with 15 flexible spaces and a large neoprene pocket. It is recommended by various online publications, including The Wirecutter, and has outstanding online reviews.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hrjJb3" target="_blank"><em>Currently $22.79 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>BAGSMART Travel Universal Cable Organizer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hvQZxH" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/bagsmart.jpg" width="236" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The versatile <a href="http://amzn.to/2hvQZxH" target="_blank">BAGSMART Travel Universal Cable Organizer</a> is ideal for storing chargers, cables, headphones, hard drives, SD cards, thumb drives, and other accessories. The lightweight, durable, water-repellent zippered hard case features elastic loops and various sizes of pockets and pouches. It is available in various colors and is backed by outstanding online reviews.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hvQZxH" target="_blank"><em>Currently $18.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best travel cable organizers. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar" target="_blank">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fthe-5-best-travel-cable-organizers&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FThe%25205%2520Best%2520Travel%2520Cable%2520Organizers.jpg&amp;description=The%205%20Best%20Travel%20Cable%20Organizers"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/The%205%20Best%20Travel%20Cable%20Organizers.jpg" alt="The 5 Best Travel Cable Organizers" width="250" height="374" /></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-travel-cable-organizers">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-pet-cameras">The 5 Best Pet Cameras</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-gaming-mice">The 5 Best Gaming Mice</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-smart-alarm-clocks">The 5 Best Smart Alarm Clocks</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-home-security-systems">The 5 Best Home Security Systems</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-drones-for-beginners">The 5 Best Drones for Beginners</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping Technology 5 best iphone cords phone cords product reviews shopping tech gadgets travel cable organizers Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:00:07 +0000 Andrea Cannon 2054456 at http://www.wisebread.com 12 Podcasts Bookworms Will Love http://www.wisebread.com/12-podcasts-bookworms-will-love <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/12-podcasts-bookworms-will-love" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/schoolgirl_with_headphones_and_book_resting_on_bench.jpg" alt="Schoolgirl with headphones and book resting on bench" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I have been known to read while cooking, showering, walking the dog, and on one memorable occasion, at a concert. On more than one occasion when I have been behind the wheel, I have seriously considered whipping a book out at stoplights to continue a story that has gripped me.</p> <p>Unfortunately, even though I have tested the limits of where one can responsibly and comfortably read, you can't read books all the time. And even though audiobooks can scratch the reading itch for many of those instances when it's simply impossible to bury your nose in a book, there can be times when readers need something a little different.</p> <p>There's where reading and book-related podcasts come in. With these podcasts, not only can you listen to people talking about your favorite subject, but you can also get some great suggestions for what to read next and get some new insight into stories, authors, books, and subjects that you hadn't thought of before.</p> <p>If you are looking for your next great book-related listen, consider one of these 12 podcasts for bookworms. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-great-apps-for-book-lovers?ref=seealso" target="_blank">11 Great Apps for Book Lovers</a>)</p> <h2>1. Book Club Appetizer</h2> <p>This show describes itself as a &quot;snackable podcast to help kick off book club meetings or enhance solo reading.&quot; Each episode of <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/book-club-appetizer/id1059532301?mt=2" target="_blank">Book Club Appetizer</a> focuses on a single title. The hosts, Abbe and Emma from the book blog <a href="http://www.readitforward.com/" target="_blank">Read It Forward</a>, recap the chosen book, talk about some of the big ideas, questions, and details of the story, and then invite the book's author into the studio for an interview and a brief reading from the book.</p> <h2>2. All the Books!</h2> <p><a href="https://bookriot.com/" target="_blank">Book Riot</a> covers all book and literature-related news, reviews, commentary, and advice for diverse readers. The site hosts a number of book-related podcasts that are sure to tickle any reader's fancy.</p> <p><a href="https://bookriot.com/listen/shows/allthebooks/" target="_blank">All the Books!</a> is one of Book Riot's outstanding weekly podcasts. It has recommendations and discussions about the most interesting and exciting new releases for the week. The hosts of <em>All the Books!</em> have a great chemistry and banter and their love of all the books they are reading very clearly shines through. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-easiest-ways-to-score-free-ebooks?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Easiest Ways to Score Free eBooks</a>)</p> <h2>3. Book Riot: The Podcast</h2> <p>Another podcast from Book Riot, this weekly show focuses on what's new and interesting in the world of books and reading. <a href="https://bookriot.com/listen/shows/thepodcast/" target="_blank">Book Riot: The Podcast</a> is where you can go to learn about everything from upcoming movie adaptations of your favorite books to news about major literary awards to reports about the publishing industry.</p> <h2>4. Hey YA</h2> <p>Young adult literature gets the love and elevation it deserves in this brand-new weekly podcast from Book Riot. <a href="https://bookriot.com/listen/shows/heyya/" target="_blank">Hey YA</a> discusses everything from new titles to classic reads in the YA genre, as well as news about film adaptations and opinions about which traditional writers should attempt YA lit.</p> <h2>5. Read or Dead</h2> <p>If you love mystery and thriller novels, the <a href="https://bookriot.com/listen/shows/readordead/" target="_blank">Read or Dead</a> podcast is for you. This twice monthly show from Book Riot includes discussions about mystery and suspense tropes as well as recommendations for future reading.</p> <h2>6. SFF Yeah!</h2> <p>Science fiction and fantasy fans get their own twice monthly podcast with <a href="https://bookriot.com/listen/shows/sffyeah/" target="_blank">SFF Yeah!</a> from Book Riot. This show covers all aspects of the sci-fi and fantasy genres (with some discussions touching on horror), and offers great book recommendations and deep discussions about the genre.</p> <h2>7. KCRW's Bookworm</h2> <p>Michael Silverblatt, host of <a href="http://www.npr.org/podcasts/381444882/k-c-r-w-s-bookworm" target="_blank">Bookworm</a>, was once called <a href="https://www.believermag.com/issues/201006/?read=interview_silverblatt" target="_blank">the best reader in America by Norman Mailer</a>, and listening to this show will help you to read deeply and ask big questions of the books you read. Each week, Silverblatt interviews writers of both fiction and poetry to talk about their work. You can do a deep dive into the archives of this show, since it has been airing for over 20 years.</p> <h2>8. The Myths and Legends Podcast</h2> <p>Human beings have been telling stories for far longer than we've been writing them down. The <a href="https://www.mythpodcast.com/" target="_blank">Myths and Legends Podcast</a> introduces you to stories from myths, legends, and folklore from long ago &mdash; retelling these ancient stories with a modern sensibility and a dash of humor. Listening to this podcast can help you better understand the roots of your favorite tales.</p> <h2>9. The New Yorker: Fiction</h2> <p>In this podcast, host and <em>New Yorker</em> fiction editor Deborah Treisman invites an author with a published story in the <em>New Yorker </em>to choose a piece of fiction from the <em>New Yorker</em> archives to read and discuss. When you tune into the monthly <a href="https://www.newyorker.com/podcast/fiction" target="_blank">New Yorker: Fiction</a> podcast, you get to hear some of the best short stories ever written being discussed by some of today's best writers. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-great-side-jobs-for-book-lovers?ref=seealso" target="_blank">6 Great Side Jobs for Book Lovers</a>)</p> <h2>10. Overdue</h2> <p>Every reader has a stack of books in their &quot;to be read&quot; (TBR) pile that they just haven't gotten around to. <a href="http://overduepodcast.com/" target="_blank">Overdue</a> is the podcast that plunges into all of those older books that you've been meaning to read but just haven't opened yet. Each week, the hosts tackle one book from their backlog of &quot;overdue&quot; books, covering everything from classic literature to best sellers of bygone years to obscure works that you may not have heard of. The podcast posts its upcoming titles so you can read along with the hosts and listen after you have checked the book off your &quot;overdue&quot; list.</p> <h2>11. Smart Podcast, Trashy Books</h2> <p>Romance readers, rejoice! The hilarious writers behind the subversive romance fiction blog <a href="http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/" target="_blank">Smart B*tches, Trashy Books</a> have a weekly podcast to discuss what's new, what's funny, and what's truly weird about romance novels. <a href="http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/podcast/" target="_blank">Smart Podcast, Trashy Books</a> offers everything from author interviews to book recommendations to feminist discussion of romance tropes. If you know what a &quot;glittery hoo-ha&quot; is, then this is the podcast for you.</p> <h2>12. What Should I Read Next</h2> <p>Every reader knows the dreaded feeling of falling into a book rut. After finishing a great read, you might feel adrift trying to determine what book you should pick up next. Anne Bogel, host of <a href="https://modernmrsdarcy.com/what-should-i-read-next/" target="_blank">What Should I Read Next</a> and the blogger behind <a href="https://modernmrsdarcy.com/" target="_blank">Modern Mrs. Darcy</a>, interviews a new guest reader with every weekly podcast. Together, they discuss the books the guest loves, the books he or she hates, and what they are reading now. From there, Anne makes three book recommendations for what the guest can read next. Ultimately, every episode will give you some excellent ideas for new books to check out.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F12-podcasts-bookworms-will-love&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F12%2520Podcasts%2520Bookworms%2520Will%2520Love.jpg&amp;description=12%20Podcasts%20Bookworms%20Will%20Love"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/12%20Podcasts%20Bookworms%20Will%20Love.jpg" alt="12 Podcasts Bookworms Will Love" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/emily-guy-birken">Emily Guy Birken</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-podcasts-bookworms-will-love">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/7-fun-podcasts-for-kids-that-parents-love-too">7 Fun Podcasts for Kids (That Parents Love, Too)</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/11-great-apps-for-book-lovers">11 Great Apps for Book Lovers</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-podcasts-for-travel-lovers">6 Podcasts for Travel Lovers</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-get-netflix-and-hulu-to-play-on-your-tv">How to Get Netflix and Hulu to Play on Your 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/17-cool-jobs-for-book-lovers">17 Cool Jobs for Book Lovers</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment Technology best books book lovers bookworms free books free podcasts new podcasts podcasts Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:05 +0000 Emily Guy Birken 2049406 at http://www.wisebread.com 6 Surprising Places Your Personal Info Is Shared http://www.wisebread.com/6-surprising-places-your-personal-info-is-shared <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-surprising-places-your-personal-info-is-shared" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/tired_stressed_business_woman_using_a_laptop.jpg" alt="Tired stressed business woman using a laptop" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>More than any other time in our lives, our identities are under attack. Identity theft is a multi-billion dollar illegal industry, and it's all made possible because of the widespread availability of our personal information. While most of us safeguard things like passports, driver's licenses, Social Security cards, and bank account details, we pay no mind to some of the items that thieves rely upon to make a healthy living. Make sure you do everything you can to keep this potentially life-damaging information out of their hands.</p> <h2>1. Junk mail offers</h2> <p>It's just junk mail, right? And we all get so much of it that we barely take notice. We sort the real mail from the ads, throw the junk in the recycling bin, and go on with our day. Well, not so fast. Some of this junk mail is created using data that can reveal a lot about you. In some instances, it's enough to give an identity thief ample information to make your life hell.</p> <p>For example, many credit card companies will send out application forms for new cards, with dazzling offers. Trash it without shredding it and an identity thief could use your personal information, including address and phone number, to start an application for a new card. After refinancing a home, you will get flooded with offers from other loan companies. They all want your business, and if those offers fall into the wrong hands, they could pose a serious threat to your financial security. This threat was discovered a few years ago, but has only increased in severity over time. So don't get blasé about shredding your junk mail. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-does-your-junk-mail-say-about-you?ref=seealso" target="_blank">What Does Your Junk Mail Say About You?</a>)</p> <h2>2. ATM receipts</h2> <p>The humble ATM receipt is not as harmless as it seems. In fact, to an identity thief, it can be the start of a breadcrumb trail that leads to a pot of gold, and a major headache for you. The ATM receipt usually replaces most of the account number information with an X. However, the last four digits of your account and card number, plus the balance, the most recent transaction, and the name and location of the ATM withdrawal remain. That may not seem like a lot, but to a smart thief, it can be enough to expose your info.</p> <p>Rob Douglas, of IdentityTheft.info, told <a href="http://hillsdalecollegian.com/2016/03/25794/" target="_blank">The Collegian</a>, &quot;the more information I have, the more likely I am going to be able to contact the bank and do what's called 'account takeover.'&quot;</p> <p>This is a process that results in a stranger using minimal information to close accounts, open new ones, change phone numbers and addresses, and withdraw money. And it's all down to human error. &quot;If you get a very helpful customer service representative, they'll fill in the blanks,&quot; Douglas continued. So, next time you're at the ATM, get an on-screen receipt, or take the paper one with you and shred it at home. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-big-ways-atms-are-changing?ref=seealso" target="_blank">6 Big Ways ATMs Are Changing</a>)</p> <h2>3. Boarding passes</h2> <p>How many discarded boarding passes have you seen over the years? They're everywhere. They are used as bookmarks in those in-flight magazines. They're left on airport seats. They're thrown casually into trash cans. Let's be honest, we've all done it. Once you're on the flight, the boarding pass is worthless. Well, not to an ID thief.</p> <p>The <a href="https://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/10/whats-in-a-boarding-pass-barcode-a-lot/" target="_blank">information contained on a boarding pass</a> can be valuable to a thief, as digital security expert Brian Krebs reported. Not only is your name and flight number on there, but a barcode that can be easily deciphered using any number of tools available online. The information contained within that code, coupled with some basic phishing and social engineering, gives a would-be thief plenty of ways to hack into an account or steal an identity. And then there's the simple matter of knowing your name, and where you have just flown from. A bit of searching on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social sites could lead someone right to your empty home. Hang onto your boarding pass until you can shred it at a hotel or your home office. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-paper-shredders?ref=seealso" target="_blank">The 5 Best Paper Shredders</a>)</p> <h2>4. Prescription receipts and old pill containers</h2> <p>Almost <a href="https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/nearly-7-in-10-americans-take-prescription-drugs-mayo-clinic-olmsted-medical-center-find/" target="_blank">seven out of every 10 Americans</a> are on some kind of prescription medication, according to Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center researchers. While that figure alone can be cause for concern, another worrying problem is the fact that most people simply discard old prescription receipts and bottles without thinking twice about them. That's a big mistake.</p> <p>The receipts usually contain your full name and telephone number, your address, the name of your doctor, the drug name, the drug strength, what you paid for it, and the name and address of the pharmacy that filled it. You may not know what to do with that kind of information, but to anyone with a basic knowledge of phishing and identity theft, it's more than enough to get started. With just a few calls and a little charm, the thief could easily get access to your medical records, order new medications, and have them delivered to a different address. And you will pay, of course. This could put your allowed number of refills way out of whack, and lead to some horrible consequences. Shred your prescription receipts, and black out information on old pill bottles before tossing them in the trash. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/18-surprising-ways-your-identity-can-be-stolen?ref=seealso" target="_blank">18 Surprising Ways Your Identity Can Be Stolen</a>)</p> <h2>5. Your &quot;wiped&quot; PC or laptop</h2> <p>When it's time to upgrade your computer, most people wipe the contents of the hard drive and reset it to factory defaults. Or they will dump any personal files in the digital trash can, hit delete, and call it a day.</p> <p>In either case, your personal information may still be on there. In fact, there are almost certainly significant chunks of recoverable information on that hard drive. Anything from tax returns and medical records, to scans of personal identification, old bills, and emails can be brought back from the dead by someone who knows what they're doing. Simply deleting files or resetting the machine is not going to protect you, and if you sell or donate that machine without taking the proper precautions, you may as well hand over a filing cabinet full of sensitive information to your local thrift store.</p> <p>So, what's the best way to protect yourself? Most experts agree that the only real secure way to dispose of old tech is to take a hammer to the hard drive. That's right. Smash it. Take it apart. Scratch it up. Do whatever you can to make the disc surface unreadable. If it's a solid state drive, <a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-securely-erase-hard-drives-hdds-and-solid-state-drives-ssds/" target="_blank">hammer a six inch nail through it</a> a few times. Seriously.</p> <p>It may seem like a waste of equipment and money, but you really don't want to deal with the aftermath of identity theft.</p> <h2>6. Social media profiles</h2> <p>We have all become so used to sharing information on our social channels that we don't think about the consequences. And while you may be quite sure that you've never shared anything sensitive or useful to a thief, you should take another look at your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat handles and see what other people are seeing. For starters, you should never list your full name. Have a nickname or social identity. Don't list addresses, phone numbers, schools, colleges, workplaces, or other personal information. You would be amazed what someone can do with those items if they have experience with phishing and social engineering. They can also probe to see what your mother's maiden name is, which is a default security password on many accounts.</p> <p>Look into your privacy settings. Can anyone access your photos and posts? You should only give access to those people you really trust. And also, scan the photos you have shared. Do any of those photos contain sensitive information? Are you letting people know that you're going on vacation, or are out of the country right now? Because that's an open invitation to a burglar. Even showing multiple pictures of your home is giving a would-be thief an accurate layout of your house. In some ways, Facebook in particular should be renamed &quot;Open Book,&quot; because that's exactly what you are if you share too much. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-keep-social-media-from-ruining-your-vacation?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Keep Social Media From Ruining Your Vacation</a>)</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F6-surprising-places-your-personal-info-is-shared&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F6%2520Surprising%2520Places%2520Your%2520Personal%2520Info%2520Is%2520Shared.jpg&amp;description=6%20Surprising%20Places%20Your%20Personal%20Info%20Is%20Shared"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/6%20Surprising%20Places%20Your%20Personal%20Info%20Is%20Shared.jpg" alt="6 Surprising Places Your Personal Info Is Shared" width="250" height="374" /></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/6-surprising-places-your-personal-info-is-shared">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/when-is-it-okay-to-share-your-social-security-number">When Is It Okay to Share Your Social Security Number?</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/12-better-ways-to-spend-1000-than-on-the-new-iphone">12 Better Ways to Spend $1,000 Than on the New iPhone</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-solar-power-banks">The 5 Best Solar Power Banks</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-smart-alarm-clocks">The 5 Best Smart Alarm Clocks</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-9-volt-batteries">The 5 Best 9 Volt Batteries</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping Technology fraud alert identity theft personal info personal information protect your data protect your identity ssn Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:30:20 +0000 Paul Michael 2049405 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Drones for Beginners http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-drones-for-beginners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-drones-for-beginners" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man_flying_drone_590165002.jpg" alt="Man flying drone for beginner" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Drones are more than just a fun toy; they can provide photographers with a new perspective on the world. Drones are becoming increasingly popular because they are now more affordable and easier to use than ever before. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-extra-income-with-a-drone?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Earn Extra Income With a Drone</a>)</p> <h2>What is a drone for beginners?</h2> <p>A drone is a flying instrument that can be controlled with a remote control. Drones often have a camera to help you capture images that you couldn&rsquo;t have otherwise.</p> <h2>Top 5 drones for beginners</h2> <h3>Syma FPV Explorers2 Quadcopter Drone</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2xQboZ2" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/syma.jpg" width="245" height="161" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2xQboZ2" target="_blank">Syma FPV Explorers2 Quadcopter Drone</a>, equipped with an HD camera is easy to fly, assemble, and maintain. The six-axis gyro stabilization system ensures maximum stability and flexibility when flying. It has a modular design, and is capable of doing 360-degree rolls. It has about seven minutes of flying time and 90-120 minutes charging time. It is wind-resistant and can be used indoors or outdoors.</p> <p>The remote control offers left-hand control, and four channels to ensure a secure and fast flight. It has outstanding online reviews, including more than 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2xQboZ2" target="_blank"><em>Currently $42.48 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>UDI Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2yx5wkr" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/udi.jpg" width="245" height="196" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2yx5wkr" target="_blank">UDI RC Quadcopter</a> takes photos and videos. The camera drone offers 360 eversion, 360-degree flips and rolls, and various control options. The strong motors offer six to nine minutes of flying time and 120 minutes charging time. The six-axis gyro with posture control guarantees precise positioning, while the four-channel function provides longer, more efficient, stable flying.</p> <p>The modular design makes it ready to fly right out of the box. The Amazon best-seller comes with a high capacity battery and remote control with up to 30-meter distance. It is recommended by Digital Trends, Gizmodo, and Tom&rsquo;s Guide and has nearly 4,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2yx5wkr" target="_blank"><em>Currently $43.85 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Hubsan X4 RC Quadcopter</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2zyNazD" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/hubsan_0.jpg" width="245" height="133" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2zyNazD" target="_blank">Hubsan X4 RC Quadcopter</a> is very easy to fly, ready to use right out of the box, and rechargeable through USB. The six-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity includes a four-channel digital proportional RC system for stable flying. The durable, lightweight drone offers four-way flips and has great camera quality with a 0.3 MP video recording module included.</p> <p>This is available in different color options. It has more than 1,500 five-star reviews on Amazon and is recommended by Digital Trends, Gizmodo, National Geographic, Business Insider, and CNET.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2zyNazD" target="_blank"><em>Currently $38.70 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Holy Stone Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2xRjb9d" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/holy%20stone.jpg" width="245" height="164" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2xRjb9d" target="_blank">Holy Stone Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone</a> is a good choice for drone training. It offers headless mode, 3D flip and roll, three different speed modes, ultra-responsive motors, and colorful LED lights for night flying. It uses a six-axis gyro stabilization system and low-interference 2.4GHz technology for six to eight minutes of flying time and 60-80 minutes charging time. It is also wind-resistant, has a control range of 30-50 meters, and can be used indoors or outdoors.</p> <p>This is an Amazon best-seller, Amazon&rsquo;s Choice for drones for beginners, and has more than 3,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. The <a href="http://amzn.to/2gRXHhP" target="_blank">Holy Stone RC Quadcopter Drone </a>is another highly reviewed option from the brand.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2xRjb9d" target="_blank"><em>Currently $39.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>DBPOWER MJX X400W FPV Drone</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2gQkpGV" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/dbpower.jpg" width="245" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in airplane model kits, the durable <a href="http://amzn.to/2gQkpGV" target="_blank">DBPOWER MJX X400W FPV Drone</a> does 360-degree 3D flips and rolls and takes photos and videos. It has first-person view 720P HD real-time transmission, headless mode, plug-in interface replacement motors, LED lights for night flying, and an updated 3D split screen function that&rsquo;s compatible with a 3D VR headset. The six-axis gyro with posture control has an integrated design for better stability and better photos. It has eight to nine minutes flying time and 120 minutes of charging time. It can be controlled from 100 meters away with the high capacity volume battery.</p> <p>This is easy to use, chargeable by USB, and compatible with 3D VR headsets. It has more than 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2gQkpGV" target="_blank"><em>Currently $72.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best drones for beginners. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar" target="_blank">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fthe-5-best-drones-for-beginners&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FThe%25205%2520Best%2520Drones%2520for%2520Beginners.jpg&amp;description=The%205%20Best%20Drones%20for%20Beginners"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/The%205%20Best%20Drones%20for%20Beginners.jpg" alt="The 5 Best Drones for Beginners" width="250" height="374" /></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-drones-for-beginners">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-3d-scanners">The 5 Best 3D Scanners</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-alarm-clocks">The 5 Best Smart Alarm Clocks</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-travel-cable-organizers">The 5 Best Travel Cable Organizers</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-home-security-systems">The 5 Best Home Security Systems</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-3d-printers">The 5 Best 3D Printers</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping Technology 5 best drones drones for beginners product reviews shopping tech toys Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:00:09 +0000 Andrea Cannon 2039353 at http://www.wisebread.com 14 Smartphone Apps That Make Self-Care a Snap http://www.wisebread.com/14-smartphone-apps-that-make-self-care-a-snap <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/14-smartphone-apps-that-make-self-care-a-snap" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/morning_exercise_in_megacity.jpg" alt="Morning exercise in megacity" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Who has time for self-care these days? Whether our days are full of work or caring for family members, it's legitimately hard to find the time to prioritize our most basic needs. And while constant smartphone use is not known for being a healthy habit, our phones can make self-care a whole lot easier. Here are some apps that can help you unwind and take better care of your body throughout your busy day. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-simple-acts-of-self-care-for-the-sandwich-generation?ref=seealso" target="_blank">9 Simple Acts of Self-Care for the Sandwich Generation</a>)</p> <h2>1. MyFitnessPal</h2> <p><a href="https://www.myfitnesspal.com/" target="_blank">MyFitnessPal</a> is one of the best food/exercise/hydration tracker apps out there. It has a massive food database to input your meals, and you can also add your own recipes and nutrition info. The app also helps you set goals for better rest, water intake, and weight loss. The best part, though, is that you can connect with friends to set up challenges or keep each other accountable. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-apps-that-pay-you-to-workout?ref=seealso" target="_blank">6 Apps That Pay You to Workout</a>)</p> <h2>2. Yoga Studio</h2> <p>Not up for leaving the house, but still need to fit in a workout? Use <a href="http://www.yogastudioapp.com/" target="_blank">Yoga Studio</a> to get your sweat on. You can pick your level and the length of the class, or choose a class by instructor. The videos are beautiful and simple, and the app offers a free two-week trial to test before you buy. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-yoga-can-teach-you-about-money?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Things Yoga Can Teach You About Money</a>)</p> <h2>3. Headspace</h2> <p><a href="https://www.headspace.com/" target="_blank">Headspace</a> is one of the most popular guided meditation apps out there. This will teach you how to meditate effectively. Headspace is designed for all levels of meditators, so you can use it and benefit from it even if you've never done it before. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-meditation-can-make-you-a-money-master?ref=seealso" target="_blank">6 Ways Meditation Can Make You a Money Master</a>)</p> <h2>4. Calm</h2> <p><a href="https://www.calm.com/" target="_blank">Calm</a> is another meditation app, but this one is specifically designed to help you decrease your anxiety and get better sleep. Follow guided meditations, learn to focus on your breathing, and you should feel better and rest easier.</p> <h2>5. Insight Timer</h2> <p><a href="https://insighttimer.com/" target="_blank">Insight Timer</a> is a free meditation app, although unlike Headspace, it is designed more for those who have meditated before. Follow guided meditations, track your progress, and meditate alone or with groups. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/treat-yourself-with-these-7-free-self-care-routines?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Treat Yourself With These 7 Free Self-Care Routines</a>)</p> <h2>6. Breathing Zone</h2> <p>This app helps you slow and control the pace of your breathing for mindful meditation. <a href="http://www.breathing.zone/" target="_blank">Breathing Zone</a> offers a simple graphic that you can breathe along with to help you visualize the breaths leaving and entering your body. The app also analyzes your breathing rate, so you can see where you start and where you finish. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/you-might-be-breathing-wrong-heres-what-you-should-do-instead?ref=seealso" target="_blank">You Might Be Breathing Wrong &mdash; Here's What You Should Do Instead</a>)</p> <h2>7. Acupressure: Heal Yourself</h2> <p>If you are stressed, anxious, or not sleeping well, acupressure may be able to help. The <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/acupressure-heal-yourself/id429680650?mt=8" target="_blank">Heal Yourself</a> app shows you the different pressure points that you can massage, and how to do it right. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-self-care-can-actually-save-you-money?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Ways Self Care Can Actually Save You Money</a>)</p> <h2>8. Start Stretching</h2> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/start-stretching/id827568897?mt=8" target="_blank">Start Stretching</a> is another great how-to app for deep relaxation. If you are feeling tight, or that something isn't right in your body, stretching can instantly help you feel better. You will learn stretches associated with specific muscle groups and types of pain with this app. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-easy-ways-to-work-stretching-into-your-daily-routine?ref=seealso" target="_blank">10 Easy Ways to Work Stretching Into Your Daily Routine</a>)</p> <h2>9. SleepBot</h2> <p><a href="https://mysleepbot.com/" target="_blank">SleepBot</a> is marketed as an alarm, but it actually tracks your sleep for you so it can wake you at the best time, based on your sleep cycles. It also tracks your sleep debt (how short you are on sleep) and will note or record any sounds above a certain level, so you can determine if you are snoring or talking in your sleep. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/get-better-sleep-with-these-5-great-sleep-tracking-apps?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Get Better Sleep With These 5 Great Sleep-Tracking Apps</a>)</p> <h2>10. Sleep Cycle</h2> <p><a href="https://www.sleepcycle.com/how-it-works/" target="_blank">Sleep Cycle</a> is similar to SleepBot, though it doesn't track sleep debt or record sounds. It does, however, offer more in-depth charts of your sleep patterns. Try them both and see what works best for you.</p> <h2>11. Relax Melodies</h2> <p>If you struggle to fall asleep, <a href="https://www.ipnos.com/apps/relax-melodies/" target="_blank">Relax Melodies</a> can help. It offers all sorts of different sounds that you can play individually or combine into a set of sounds that will help you sleep. Choose everything from rain forest sounds to a binaural beat, and play your mix alongside a guided meditation. You can set a timer, too, so your mix doesn't play all night. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-white-noise-machines?ref=seealso" target="_blank">The 5 Best White Noise Machines</a>)</p> <h2>12. Lumosity</h2> <p><a href="https://www.lumosity.com/" target="_blank">Lumosity</a> is free to start, and it exercises and trains your brain so it can function at a higher level. It takes your baseline, then offers you games and exercises to help your mind work better. As you go on in the program, some of the exercises do come with an extra cost. The designers work with scientists to make sure you are getting the best brain training out there to keep you mentally sharp into your golden years.</p> <h2>13. Gratitude Journal</h2> <p><a href="http://welovemojo.com/" target="_blank">Gratitude Journal</a> provides a place to note five things a day that you are grateful for. Since being grateful is supposed to make us happier and healthier, this app can help us achieve those goals. It's easy to use and lets you go back to see what you've been grateful for in the past, too. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-a-mindfulness-journal-can-fix-your-life?ref=seealso" target="_blank">7 Ways a Mindfulness Journal Can Fix Your Life</a>)</p> <h2>14. Happify</h2> <p><a href="https://my.happify.com/" target="_blank">Happify</a> provides you with games and activities to help you learn to control your thoughts and feelings, based on scientific research. This is called building resilience, and is key to feeling confident, competent, and in control of your life. You learn your initial happiness score, then participate in activities designed to raise that. You can track your happiness over time and learn what helps and what doesn't. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-stress-relief-items-you-need-in-your-life-that-are-under-20?ref=seealso" target="_blank">8 Stress Relief Items You Need in Your Life That Are Under $20</a>)</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F14-smartphone-apps-that-make-self-care-a-snap&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F14%2520Smartphone%2520Apps%2520That%2520Make%2520Self-Care%2520a%2520Snap.jpg&amp;description=14%20Smartphone%20Apps%20That%20Make%20Self-Care%20a%20Snap"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/14%20Smartphone%20Apps%20That%20Make%20Self-Care%20a%20Snap.jpg" alt="14 Smartphone Apps That Make Self-Care a Snap" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sarah-winfrey">Sarah Winfrey</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/14-smartphone-apps-that-make-self-care-a-snap">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/11-easy-ways-to-fix-your-whole-life-this-summer">11 Easy Ways to Fix Your Whole Life This Summer</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-surprising-health-benefits-to-growing-a-garden">6 Surprising Health Benefits of Growing a Garden</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-apps-that-pay-you-to-workout">6 Apps That Pay You to Workout</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-ways-to-age-well-for-0">10 Ways to Age Well for $0</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-earn-extra-money-with-a-healthy-lifestyle">5 Ways to Earn Extra Money With a Healthy Lifestyle</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Health and Beauty Technology exercise healthy eating healthy lifestyle healthy living apps meditation apps self-care self-care apps smartphone apps Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:00:07 +0000 Sarah Winfrey 2037242 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Home Security Systems http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-home-security-systems <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-home-security-systems" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_ipad_home_security_637697736.jpg" alt="Woman using best home security systems" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A home security system can help you sleep safer knowing that your home or business is secure, no matter where you may be. Some security systems will even allow you to observe your property in recorded footage or real time so you can make an informed decision on what steps to take in an emergency situation.</p> <h2>What is a home security system?</h2> <p>A home security system is some type of security hardware installed on a property for personal protection. It&rsquo;s useful for deterring criminal activities at a range of residential and business locations.</p> <p>While some home security system specialists will offer installation specials, the total initial costs can total over $1,000. Most also have monthly monitoring costs that can really add up every year. Instead, consider one of the following subscription or non-subscription security systems to protect your home without breaking the bank.</p> <h2>Top 5 home security systems</h2> <h3>SimpliSafe Wireless Home Security Command Bravo</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2xSUTbv" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/simplisafe.jpg" width="226" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The durable <a href="http://amzn.to/2xSUTbv" target="_blank">SimpliSafe Wireless Home Security Command Bravo</a> allows you to monitor your home or business from anywhere. You&rsquo;ll have access to advanced system control from your smartphone or laptop or you can get SMS text and email alerts. The wireless security camera offers crystal clear 720p HD video from anywhere. The entry sensor can be placed on all types of doors and windows to detect when they&rsquo;re opened or closed. The motion sensor detects motion within 30 feet.</p> <p>The eight-piece bundle is easy to install and program. You can also choose to add 24/7 security monitoring for $14.99/month. It has more than 12,000 five-star reviews on Amazon and is recommended by PC Mag and The Wirecutter. It is also one of the best-rated home alarm and security systems on Consumer Affairs.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2xSUTbv" target="_blank"><em>Currently $288.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Canary All-in-One Home Security Device</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2ynrJEv" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/canary.jpg" width="136" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2ynrJEv" target="_blank">Canary All-in-One Home Security Device</a> has an HD camera, siren, and air monitor. It can provide the information you need to decide whether you want to call the authorities or sound the alarm. It also offers intelligent real-time alerts and emergency options, unlimited exports and shares, data encryption and privacy mode, and automatic arming and disarming. Monitor your property with 1080p HD camera, 147-degree wide-angle lens, automatic night vision, high-quality audio, motion detection, and temperature, humidity, and air-quality sensors. The 90-decibel siren lasts about 20 seconds after motion is detected. It will also begin recording when it senses motion.</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll also have easy one-touch access to emergency services from the app. It will begin working right away upon plug-in. You can access the last 12 hours of recorded video for free or you can subscribe to a premium cloud storage plan for more. This has more than 2,500 five-star reviews on Amazon and is recommended by PC Mag and Tom&rsquo;s Guide.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2ynrJEv" target="_blank"><em>Currently $149.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Fortress Security Store Wireless Home and Business Security Alarm System</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2xXQtBJ" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/fortris.jpg" width="245" height="202" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2xXQtBJ" target="_blank">Fortress Security Store Wireless Home and Business Security Alarm System</a> is the ideal starter kit because it includes everything you need for home security. You can call the system and listen from your phone. The auto-dialer function can also call up to six designated phone numbers in case of a security breach. It is fully programmable and you can easily deactivate the device using the keypad or one of the keyfobs.</p> <p>This is easy to set up. The kit includes a fully programmable main control panel featuring auto-dialer and sensors, five door/window contacts, two passive motion detectors, 110-decibel alarm, two keyfobs, panic alarm, and four alarm warning stickers. It has outstanding online reviews, including more than 1,300 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2xXQtBJ" target="_blank"><em>Currently $95.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Amcrest 960H Video Security System</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2xfQQcg" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/amcrest.jpg" width="245" height="162" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2xfQQcg" target="_blank">Amcrest 960H Video Security System</a> offers professional grade security. The system features night vision, long distance transmit range, intuitive system controls, long continuous recording and backup, and motion detection and alerts. The four high-resolution, heavy duty metal, weatherproof cameras offer excellent video quality and clarity. The four-channel security system DVR preinstalled 500GB hard drive allows you to view and record in widescreen with remote viewing through the included app.</p> <p>This is easy to set up and has a USB backup feature for peace of mind. It is backed by a one-year warranty and lifetime support. It also has outstanding online reviews, including more than 3,500 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2xfQQcg" target="_blank"><em>Currently $179.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>GE Personal Security Alarm Kit</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2xg6zIs" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/ge_1.jpg" width="179" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you want something cheap that can alert you of intruders, consider the <a href="http://amzn.to/2xg6zIs" target="_blank">GE Personal Security Alarm Kit</a>. The kit includes a deluxe door alarm with a four-digit keypad and three window/door alarms. The 120-decibel alarms offer maximum protection from would-be intruders. Each window alarm offers three modes: On, Off, and Chime. The door alarm features an alarm delay and &ldquo;Away&rdquo; mode.</p> <p>This is easy to use and install with the included double-sided tape or screws. The batteries are included and last up to a year. The kit has outstanding online reviews, including more than 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2xg6zIs" target="_blank"><em>Currently $17.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best home security systems. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar" target="_blank">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fthe-5-best-home-security-systems&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FThe%25205%2520Best%2520Home%2520Security%2520Systems.jpg&amp;description=The%205%20Best%20Home%20Security%20Systems"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/The%205%20Best%20Home%20Security%20Systems.jpg" alt="The 5 Best Home Security Systems" width="250" height="374" /></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-home-security-systems">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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However, the only way to create accurate, reliable 3D objects is by first digitizing the item with a 3D scanner.</p> <h2>What is a 3D scanner?</h2> <p>A 3D scanner can quickly turn real-world objects into digital 3D models that are ready to edit or print. In years past, they were too expensive for home use, but they are now available in a range of prices, so you can enjoy the benefits from home.</p> <h2>Top 5 3D scanners</h2> <h3>Matter and Form 3D Scanner</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2fSAueK" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/matter%20and%20form.jpg" width="231" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The high-resolution <a href="http://amzn.to/2fSAueK" target="_blank">Matter and Form 3D Scanner</a> was a successful Indiegogo project. It is compact, portable, and easy to use right out of the box. It can provide accurate, detailed color scans that rival those of more expensive scanners in as little as seven minutes. The Adaptive Scanning technology makes it easy to scan any objects that fit on the scanner bed. This is an Amazon best-seller and is one of the &ldquo;Most Wished For&rdquo; items on Amazon. It is also recommended by PCMag, TechCrunch, and Nerd Techy.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2fSAueK" target="_blank"><em>Currently $433.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2yamo3n" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/makerbot_0.jpg" width="245" height="208" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2yamo3n" target="_blank">MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner</a> connects through USB to easily scan objects in as little as 12 minutes. The MakerBot MultiScan Technology allows you to scan objects from multiple angles so you can create the best 3D model possible, optimized for 3D printing. It is an Amazon best-seller and is recommended by Consumer Reports, Tom&rsquo;s Guide, and PCMag.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2yamo3n" target="_blank"><em>Currently $819.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>XYZprinting Handheld 3D Scanner 1.0 Pro</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2xH1hEb" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/xyz_0.jpg" width="168" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2xH1hEb" target="_blank">XYZprinting Handheld 3D Scanner 1.0 Pro</a> is easy to use and works quickly. The lightweight, compact design will allow you to seamlessly move it around the object. It features head, object, and full body scanning modes, so you can easily scan objects of all sizes. It also has a wide scanning distance and high resolution. This is an Amazon best-seller and one of the top new releases on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2xH1hEb" target="_blank"><em>Currently $195.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>3D Systems iSense for iPad Air 2</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2yHTBzY" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/ipad.jpg" width="245" height="170" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2yHTBzY" target="_blank">3D Systems iSense for iPad Air 2</a> is perfect if you need something portable and compact. It offers full color, high-resolution images in less time. It scans both large and small items with great detail and easily connects to the iPad Air 2 with the included bracket. It is an Amazon best-seller and is recommended by Tom&rsquo;s Guide. The <a href="http://amzn.to/2xDfwYW" target="_blank">3D Systems Sense2 3D Scanner</a> is another frequently recommended option.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2yHTBzY" target="_blank"><em>Currently $79.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>EINSCAN-S 3D SCANNER</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2yIXncv" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/einscan.jpg" width="245" height="132" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2yIXncv" target="_blank">EINSCAN-S 3D SCANNER</a> is easy to use, even for beginners. The lightweight, portable device utilizes safer white light 3D scanning technology. It is capable of scanning both large and small objects, along with the object&rsquo;s shape, color, and texture. It has high scan accuracy and features automatic scan and free scan modes. It is quiet and takes less than three minutes to scan. This is an Amazon best-seller and is recommended by Nerd Techy. It is also backed by a one-year warranty.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2yIXncv" target="_blank"><em>Currently $995.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best 3D scanners. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar" target="_blank">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" data-pin-save="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fthe-5-best-3d-scanners&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FThe%25205%2520Best%25203D%2520Scanners.jpg&amp;description=The%205%20Best%203D%20Scanners"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/The%205%20Best%203D%20Scanners.jpg" alt="The 5 Best 3D Scanners" width="250" height="374" /></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-3d-scanners">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-5-best-drones-for-beginners">The 5 Best Drones for Beginners</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-alarm-clocks">The 5 Best Smart Alarm Clocks</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-travel-cable-organizers">The 5 Best Travel Cable Organizers</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-home-security-systems">The 5 Best Home Security Systems</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-3d-printers">The 5 Best 3D Printers</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping Technology 3d printer 3d printing 3d scanner 5 best product reviews shopping tech toys Thu, 28 Sep 2017 08:01:07 +0000 Andrea Cannon 2028023 at http://www.wisebread.com Who Really Owns Your Digital Assets? http://www.wisebread.com/who-really-owns-your-digital-assets <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/who-really-owns-your-digital-assets" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/sporty_woman_taking_a_break_after_running_outdoors.jpg" alt="Sporty woman taking a break after running outdoors" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Throughout your life, you accumulate a wide variety of assets, including cash, real estate, and vehicles. But you've also probably been collecting assets of the digital kind &mdash; whether that be music downloads, frequent flyer miles, or cryptocurrency. When you put so many of your hard-earned dollars into virtual goods, there are some important considerations to keep in mind if you want to pass them on to your heirs.</p> <h2>What are digital assets?</h2> <p>Many people think of digital assets as digital copies of things that you purchase online, such as music or ebooks, but there are other types of digital assets. They include things that you store in virtual storage systems, such as Dropbox or iCloud. Some examples are photographs in your Flickr account, financial documents in your Box account, and bitcoins in your Coinbase account.</p> <p>Social media accounts are also digital assets. Even if they don't have any monetary value, the contents may be something you want to bequeath to your heirs.</p> <p>It can be easy to assign a dollar value to some digital assets, and difficult for others. The dollar value of an online-only savings account, for example, is as straightforward as it gets. On the other hand, a photo collection of the first 10 years of your son's life could be worth several thousands of dollars to you and nothing to the average Joe.</p> <h2>Taking care of your digital assets</h2> <p>Here are some best practices for taking care of your digital assets once you're no longer in the picture.</p> <h3>1. Read the fine print of your user agreement</h3> <p>Just because you hit the &quot;Buy now&quot; button for a digital file doesn't really mean that it's yours. Unlike physical books, CDs, DVDs, or vinyl records, purchasing digital works grants you no ownership rights. Most companies just license you the right to access and use the song or video.</p> <p>For example, if you read Amazon's Conditions of Use, you'll find that &quot;Amazon or its content providers grant you a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, non-sublicensable license to access and make personal and noncommercial use of the Amazon Services.&quot; In Amazon's Music Terms of Use, it also notes that your account can't be shared or transferred: &quot;You may not share your Amazon.com username and password with others or use anyone else's Amazon.com username and password.&quot;</p> <p>In other words, you don't own the asset and you can't get around that fact by giving your account password to anyone else.</p> <h3>2. Double check if digital assets can be in your will</h3> <p>If you haven't already, you need to create a last will and testament. But whether you can include a particular digital asset in the will depends. Not only must you actually own the digital asset, but also you must be able to transfer it.</p> <p>Every company treats digital assets differently. For example, let's take a look at three cases of transferring airline frequent flyer miles upon death:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Air Miles Canada allows you to transfer ownership of air miles at no charge when an account holder has passed away.</p> </li> <li> <p>American Airlines' AAdvantage program indicates that &quot;mileage credit is not transferable&quot; even to estates, successors, or assigns. However, American Airlines includes a clause that it may make exemptions upon its sole discretion and payment of any applicable fees.</p> </li> <li> <p>Delta SkyMiles clearly outlines that &quot;Miles are not the property of any member&quot; and may not be transferred under any circumstances, including death.</p> </li> </ul> <h3>3. Store a repository of all passwords</h3> <p>This is key. While your executor (the person executing your estate after your die) will need your login credentials to access your digital assets, they will have no legal authority to access your passwords under most state jurisdictions.</p> <p>So, plan to leave a letter to your executor with the usernames and passwords of the accounts that you would like to pass on to beneficiaries. While a simple letter containing the account information can do the trick, there are also several digital alternatives. Some digital services that allow you to pass on digital assets are Password Box's <a href="https://www.passwordbox.com/legacylocker" target="_blank">Legacy Locker</a> and <a href="https://www.youdeparted.com" target="_blank">YouDeparted.com</a>.</p> <h3>4. Take advantage of existing programs</h3> <p>Some companies are already taking steps to plan your digital afterlife.</p> <ul> <li> <p>Google's <a href="https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/account/inactive" target="_blank">Inactive Account Manager</a> allows you to instruct Google to transfer data from several services, including Google+, Picasa Web Albums, and YouTube to specific individuals after three to 12 months of inactivity.</p> </li> <li> <p>Facebook can &quot;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/help/150486848354038" target="_blank">memorialize</a>&quot; an account after its owner has passed away.</p> </li> </ul> <h3>5. Designate a beneficiary for all financial accounts</h3> <p>All types of banking and investment accounts provide you the option to designate a beneficiary. Without a beneficiary, your account will most likely end up in probate. While some states may grant your family some protection, designating a beneficiary well in advance is the best way to make sure that your digital moneys reach the right person(s).</p> <p>You can change the beneficiary of your account as many times as you need. Every time that you go through a major life change, such as marriage, birth of a child, or retirement, you should revisit who your beneficiaries are.</p> <h3>6. Check your local and state legislation</h3> <p>In 2014, Delaware became the first state to sign legislation (<a href="http://www.dehousedems.com/press/rep-scotts-first-nation-digital-assets-bill-becomes-law" target="_blank">House Bill 435</a>) granting families the right to the digital assets of loved ones who become incapacitated or pass away. The law includes a wide rage of digital assets, including computer programs, audio files, images, and more. It's reasonable to expect similar legislation to appear in other states.</p> <h3>7. Instruct your beneficiaries to still give it a shot</h3> <p>Even when the company has a reputation of not budging and an airtight user agreement, tell your beneficiaries to try anyway. You never know when a company may make an exception. Airlines, in particular, are often willing to work with survivors who want access to a spouse's frequent flyer miles.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" data-pin-save="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fwho-really-owns-your-digital-assets&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FWho%2520Really%2520Owns%2520Your%2520Digital%2520Assets-.jpg&amp;description=Who%20Really%20Owns%20Your%20Digital%20Assets%3F"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/Who%20Really%20Owns%20Your%20Digital%20Assets-.jpg" alt="Who Really Owns Your Digital Assets?" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/damian-davila">Damian Davila</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/who-really-owns-your-digital-assets">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-times-you-need-to-update-your-will">6 Times You Need to Update Your Will</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/9-end-of-life-cost-savings-your-survivors-will-thank-you-for">9 End-of-Life Cost Savings Your Survivors Will Thank You For</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-fair-way-to-split-up-your-familys-estate">The Fair Way to Split Up Your Family&#039;s Estate</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/dont-make-these-5-common-mistakes-when-writing-a-will">Don&#039;t Make These 5 Common Mistakes When Writing a Will</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-4-smartest-things-to-do-with-an-inheritance">The 4 Smartest Things to Do With an Inheritance</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance Technology bitcoin books cryptocurrency digital assets downloads estate planning frequent flyer miles heirs last will and testament music rewards video Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:30:12 +0000 Damian Davila 2025920 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best 3D Printers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-3d-printers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-3d-printers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_3D_printer_494955695.jpg" alt="Woman using best 3d printer" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>3D printing is being used for all sorts of unique purposes now &mdash; creating everything from concept cars to human limbs, and so much more. It works in various industries because it can easily recreate missing or damaged parts.</p> <h2>What is a 3D printer?</h2> <p>A 3D printer is a machine that creates 3D objects from digital files. It can replace a factory production line by printing different types of items on a variety of materials. In years past, they were too expensive for home use, but they are now available in a range of prices, so you can enjoy the benefits from home. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-surprising-ways-a-3d-printer-can-save-you-money?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Surprising Ways a 3D Printer Can Save You Money</a>)</p> <h2>Top 5 3D printers</h2> <h3>FlashForge 3D Printer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2wq0SSG" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/finder.jpg" width="245" height="231" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2wq0SSG" target="_blank">FlashForge 3D Printer</a> offers quiet, safe usage, even for beginners. The user-friendly features ensure it is ready to use right away. It has a slide-in, non-heated build plate, assisted bed-leveling, and color touch-screen to ensure you get the best results every time. It can connect through Wi-Fi, USB, and flash drive.</p> <p>This includes a roll of PLA filament, power cable, USB cable, filament guide tube, and USB stick. It is built to last and is an Amazon best-seller. It is also recommended by PCMag.</p> <p><em><a href="http://amzn.to/2wq0SSG" target="_blank">Currently $399.00 on Amazon</a></em></p> <h3>MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2f57CTx" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/makerbot.jpg" width="245" height="236" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2f57CTx" target="_blank">MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer, 5th Generation, Firmware Version 1.7+</a> allows you to create high-resolution prototypes and complex models from your desk. It features a full-color display, onboard user interface, intuitive dial, and remote monitoring from the onboard camera feed. The large build volume and onboard utilities will help you print more in less time. It offers a preview of your 3D model files and automatically takes reference pictures of final prints to save to the Cloud.</p> <p>This is meant to print for over 700 hours and can connect through Wi-Fi, USB, Ethernet, or the Cloud. It is recommended by PCMag (which also recommends the <a href="http://amzn.to/2fjt7gl" target="_blank">MakerBot Replicator+</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2f57CTx" target="_blank"><em>Currently $1,299.97 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>XYZprinting Da Vinci Mini 3D Printer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2xzweLC" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/xyz.jpg" width="226" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;re just looking for a small 3D printer for home use, then the <a href="http://amzn.to/2xzweLC" target="_blank">XYZprinting Da Vinci Mini 3D Printer</a> should work for you. It uses an intuitive auto-calibration system that automatically adjusts to give you the best possible prints. It also has updated slicing precision and computing efficiency, so there&rsquo;s less prep time required. The compact, lightweight design has a large aluminum print bed, autoloading filament system, and colored LED indicator lights.</p> <p>This can connect wirelessly to your local network and streamlines its printing through a single-button design. It is available in two colors. It is an Amazon best-seller and won the 2017 Family Choice Award. It is also recommended by Tom&rsquo;s Guide and PCMag. CNET also recommends the <a href="http://amzn.to/2f6pBsO" target="_blank">XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro. 3D Printer</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2xzweLC" target="_blank"><em>Currently $259.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>LulzBot Mini Desktop 3D Printer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2h3HBRh" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/lulzbot.jpg" width="245" height="214" align="right" alt="" /></a>The award-winning <a href="http://amzn.to/2h3HBRh" target="_blank">LulzBot Mini Desktop 3D Printer</a> is fast, accurate, and easy to use, even for beginners. The premium desktop 3D printer is ready to use right out of the box. It starts each print with a nozzle cleaning and probing sequence for a level first layer, with no manual adjustments required. It also features a low maintenance heated PEI print surface, all-metal Hexagon hot end, and easy carry handle. The modular tool head carriage design allows plug-and-play with different print heads to suit different printing filament materials.</p> <p>This is recommended by Tom&rsquo;s Guide, Computer World, PCMag, Digital Trends, CNET, and Tech Radar. It is built to last and backed by a one-year warranty.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2h3HBRh" target="_blank"><em>Currently $1,250.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2fiNPwB" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/monoprice.jpg" width="211" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in 3D printers, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2fiNPwB" target="_blank">Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer</a> is perfect for desktop use. The compact open frame design has a small footprint and is ready to print right out of the box. The affordable printer has great features, like a quick-release steel gear filament feeder and easy-to-read color LCD. The heated aluminum build plate nozzle cooling fan offers support for all filament types.</p> <p>The complete kit includes a filament rack, AC power adapter, Micro USB cable, MicroSD card, bed scraper, and bed leveling hex wrench. It is Amazon&rsquo;s Choice for 3D printers and one of the &ldquo;Most Wished For&rdquo; items on Amazon. It is also recommended by Digital Trends and has more than 500 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also backed by a one-year replacement warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee. The Wirecutter also recommends the <a href="http://amzn.to/2xyWKF1" target="_blank">Monoprice 13860 Maker Select 3d Printer V2</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2fiNPwB" target="_blank"><em>Currently $220.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best 3D printers. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar" target="_blank">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" data-pin-save="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fthe-5-best-3d-printers&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FThe%25205%2520Best%25203D%2520Printers.jpg&amp;description=The%205%20Best%203D%20Printers"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/The%205%20Best%203D%20Printers.jpg" alt="The 5 Best 3D Printers" width="250" height="374" /></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-3d-printers">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-alarm-clocks">The 5 Best Smart Alarm Clocks</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-travel-cable-organizers">The 5 Best Travel Cable Organizers</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-home-security-systems">The 5 Best Home Security Systems</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-drones-for-beginners">The 5 Best Drones for Beginners</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-usb-powered-fans">The 5 Best USB-Powered Fans</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping Technology 3d printers 5 best new printer printers product reviews shopping Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:00:08 +0000 Andrea Cannon 2020224 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Battery Phone Cases http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-battery-phone-cases <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-battery-phone-cases" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_holding_phone_490751802.jpg" alt="Woman using best battery phone cases" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There&rsquo;s nothing worse than being stuck with a dead phone battery. You can&rsquo;t always get to a charger, so having a smart battery case ensures you can bring your phone back from the dead and keep it fully charged, no matter where you are. They are ideal when you&rsquo;re traveling or on-the-go because they can provide extra usage time or even double your battery life.</p> <h2>What is a battery phone case?</h2> <p>A reliable smart battery case can provide incredible peace of mind. That&rsquo;s because it can protect your phone from bumps, scratches, and drops, while providing additional battery life. Most of the phone cases below are available in a range of sizes, so you can find the perfect one for your phone. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-iphone-6-covers?ref=seealso" target="_blank">The 5 Best iPhone 6 Covers</a>)</p> <h2>Top 5 battery phone cases</h2> <h3>Anker Ultra Slim Extended Battery Case for iPhone 6/6s</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2wgVAMJ" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/anker_0.jpg" width="107" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in cellphone battery charger cases, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2wgVAMJ" target="_blank">Anker Ultra Slim Extended Battery Case for iPhone 6/6s</a> has 2,850mAh capacity for 120 percent extra battery life, or up to an additional 60 hours audio, 17 hours 3G talk time, 13 hours video, 12 hours internet, or three hours 3D gaming. The sleek, ultra-slim, compact design features a deluxe matte finish for a secure grip and soft touch feel. It is Apple MFi certified for hassle-free charge and sync compatibility. It uses advanced technology to provide faster charging and has an LED battery power indicator. The two-piece design is easy to put on and remove. It allows full access to your audio and has a unique sound chamber to further enhance the audio.</p> <p>This includes a short micro USB cable and audio jack extender. Anker claims to be America's leading USB charging brand and the media&rsquo;s #1 pick. They also claim to have more than 20 million happy users. This case is recommended by Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Forbes, Digital Trends, CNET, The Wirecutter, and 9to5Mac. It also has outstanding online reviews, including nearly 2,500 five-star reviews on Amazon, and is backed by an 18-month warranty.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2wgVAMJ" target="_blank"><em>Currently $55.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Mophie Juice Pack Helium for iPhone 5/5s/5se</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2vI1e77" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/mophie.jpg" width="98" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The lightweight <a href="http://amzn.to/2vI1e77" target="_blank">Mophie Juice Pack Helium for iPhone 5/5s/5se</a> is a rechargeable ultrathin 1500mAh lithium ion polymer battery and protective case in one. It provides nearly twice the battery life for up to an additional five hours of talk time on 4G and LTE, six hours on 3G, 30 hours of audio playback, or seven hours of video playback. It has a quick one-amp recharging speed and an LED light battery level indicator. You can flip the standby switch when you&rsquo;re ready to recharge your phone on-the-go. It features a sleek soft touch finish, edge-to-edge protection, and enhanced forward-ported acoustics to redirect the audio toward you, optimizing playback and audio performance.</p> <p>This is available in a range of colors and includes a micro USB cable. It is recommended by Consumer Reports, Digital Trends, PC Advisor, and CNET. It has outstanding online reviews, including more than 1,200 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also backed by a one-year limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2vI1e77" target="_blank"><em>Currently $19.98 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2vqs7Rz" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/apple.jpg" width="119" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2vqs7Rz" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case</a> is made exclusively for the iPhone. While it is more expensive than any of the other options on our list, reviewers tend to agree that it&rsquo;s worth the higher price. The slim, compact silicone case protects, while providing up to an additional 26 hours talk time, 24 hours video playback, or 22 hours LTE internet. The smart battery case integrates with iOS so you can see the battery level on the lockscreen and notification center. The lightning pass-through keeps the lightning port accessible for charging, headphones, and docking. The one-piece design is easy to put on and has a soft microfiber lining inside to protect your phone.</p> <p>This is available in three colors. Not everyone likes the bulbous design, but some reviewers prefer it, stating that it makes the phone easier to hold and manage. It is recommended by CNET, Business Insider, The Wirecutter, Gizmodo, and MacWorld. It is also commonly recommended and highly reviewed online.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2vqs7Rz" target="_blank"><em>Currently $87.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>UNU Power DX External Protective Battery Case for iPhone 4s/4</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2wHtmeW" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/unu.jpg" width="208" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2wHtmeW" target="_blank">UNU Power DX External Protective Battery Case for iPhone 4s/4</a> is a protective Apple certified case that can charge and sync your phone without having to remove it from the case. It provides up to 10 hours of additional talk time or eight hours of additional 3G web browsing. It recharges your phone more quickly so it&rsquo;s ready to go in no time. It has a tough, durable protective shell and integrated LED power display.</p> <p>This includes a micro USB charging cable. It is recommended by PCMag, MacWorld, Digital Trends, and PC Advisor. It also has outstanding online reviews, including more than 1,500 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2wHtmeW" target="_blank"><em>Currently $19.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Lenmar iPhone 6/6s Battery Case</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2vquq7i" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/lenmar.jpg" width="245" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2vquq7i" target="_blank">Lenmar iPhone 6/6s Battery Case</a> provides an additional 3,000mAh of battery (or double the battery life). It is powered by a lithium-polymer battery and utilizes the latest technology. The portable charger case is Apple MFi Certified, so you can charge and sync to your computer without removing the case. The lightweight, ergonomic design features a sleek, slim casing, a rubber coating for grip, raised edges for added protection, and eight coats of paint for vibrant color. It has forward facing speaker channels to redirect sound outward for a premium audio experience. It features an integrated power button, LED battery indicator, and cutouts around the buttons, charging port, and camera.</p> <p>This is available in a range of colors and includes a micro USB cable and headphone extender. It is recommended by PC Advisor, Digital Trends, Forbes, and Business Insider, and has outstanding online reviews. It is also backed by a one-year hassle-free manufacturer's warranty.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2vquq7i" target="_blank"><em>Currently $14.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best battery phone cases. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar" target="_blank">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" data-pin-save="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fthe-5-best-battery-phone-cases&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FThe%25205%2520Best%2520Battery%2520Phone%2520Cases.jpg&amp;description=The%205%20Best%20Battery%20Phone%20Cases"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/The%205%20Best%20Battery%20Phone%20Cases.jpg" alt="The 5 Best Battery Phone Cases" width="250" height="374" /></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-battery-phone-cases">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-waterproof-phone-cases">The 5 Best Waterproof Phone Cases</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-alarm-clocks">The 5 Best Smart Alarm Clocks</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-travel-cable-organizers">The 5 Best Travel Cable Organizers</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-home-security-systems">The 5 Best Home Security Systems</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-drones-for-beginners">The 5 Best Drones for Beginners</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping Technology 5 best Android battery phone cases iPhone phone batteries phone cases product reviews shopping Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:00:08 +0000 Andrea Cannon 2012109 at http://www.wisebread.com 10 Smartphone Apps That Can Help You in an Emergency http://www.wisebread.com/10-smartphone-apps-that-can-help-you-in-an-emergency <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-smartphone-apps-that-can-help-you-in-an-emergency" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/afro_american_woman_calling_911.jpg" alt="Afro American woman calling 911" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>They say there's an app for everything, but the best ones are the apps that'll get you out of a bind when emergency strikes. From video doctors that can diagnose a condition over the phone, to help finding a bathroom when you've <em>really</em> gotta go, these 10 apps have your back in your time of need. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/organize-8-key-areas-of-your-life-with-these-17-smart-apps?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Organize 8 Key Areas of Your Life With These 17 Smart Apps</a>)</p> <h2>1. First Opinion</h2> <p>If you have a medical condition that needs an expert opinion but doesn't necessarily warrant a visit to your primary care physician or a trip to the hospital, <a href="https://firstopinionapp.com/" target="_blank">First Opinion</a> can help. This chat app allows you to talk to a doctor and send photos for free &mdash; with no insurance required. In some states, an extended plan is available for $39/month that provides prescriptions, labs, diagnoses, and doctor's notes.</p> <p>&quot;There have been many times over my three years using the app that it has come in clutch, but none more so than after I developed acid reflux and started having chest pain,&quot; said one user. &quot;I was able to message my doctor within minutes and get triage that helped me make decisions about whether the pain required the ER, urgent care, or just some R&amp;R. There have been several occasions where this app has saved me money and guided me towards healthier options.&quot;</p> <h2>2. Keeper Security</h2> <p>This password manager app can ease the stress of your incapacitation or death by allowing a trusted friend and/or family member access to your important digital information &mdash; should it be required &mdash; by providing them the passwords to your important accounts. With <a href="https://keepersecurity.com/" target="_blank">Keeper Security</a>'s Emergency Access feature, you can add or remove anyone at any time and adjust the waiting period for access to the vault (you'll probably want to make sure you're not coming back any time soon before you let someone rummage through your online life; just my humble opinion), all while maintaining the highest level of privacy and encryption.</p> <h2>3. LifeSite Vault</h2> <p>You'll have all your important documents at your fingertips &mdash; insurance policies, health information, and more &mdash; via the <a href="http://www.lifesite.co/" target="_blank">LifeSite Vault app</a>, which features categorization, collaboration, and document scanning functionality. Just point and shoot to capture, organize, store, and share your important info. Like Keeper Security, users can grant access to people they trust in case they need to access information on your behalf.</p> <p>LifeSite founder and CEO put it to practice when his own dad suffered a heart attack and the hospital needed medical information in the ER. He was able to access it immediately, which saved a ton of time &mdash; and his father's life.</p> <h2>4. Visual 911+</h2> <p>Juan Cienfuegos invented <a href="http://www.triagelights.com/visual-911/" target="_blank">Visual 911+</a> after witnessing Katrina survivors signaling for help from their rooftops and wondering how anyone would see them at night.</p> <p>At its most basic, this free app serves as a flashing-light device that is not dependent on network connectivity or power from the grid. If power/networks are up, however, it will transmit an email to your &quot;lifelines&quot; &mdash; people you designate to alert when you're in peril &mdash; letting them know you are in alert status. The email includes a link to Google Maps showing your general GPS location along with instructions to hone in on you by searching for the visual signal coming from your phone. Visual 911+ features several different color-coded emergency modes for various situations, like red for children, green for people with special needs, blue for adults, yellow for pets, and white for general help.</p> <h2>5. OrthoNOW</h2> <p>Got a bum foot that renders you unable to drive yourself to the orthopedist? <a href="https://www.orthonowcare.com/free-new-orthonow-mobile-app/" target="_blank">OrthoNOW</a>, the nation's only orthopedic urgent care franchise, launched an update to its free mobile app last year which included a partnership with Uber, so patients who couldn't drive themselves to the care centers could order a ride. The feature works as an added value to the original On My Way NOW feature that lets patients notify the center that they are en route, the reason for their visit, and expected arrival time. Patients can also send photos of their injury before arrival, so doctors at the center will be prepared when they get there. They currently have centers in Florida and Georgia and soon will be expanding to new states.</p> <h2>6. Manything</h2> <p>If you can't afford an expensive home security system, <a href="https://manything.com/" target="_blank">Manything</a> might solve your problem. This app turns any old recycled smartphone with Wi-Fi capabilities and a working camera into a security device with motion detectors that will alert you via text if anything is amiss at your residence. The basic plan is free, and Cloud Recording plans start at $2.99 for two days, perfect for when you leave town for a weekend. Monthly plans are $5.99 for one camera, and $9.99 for two cameras.</p> <h2>7. Avenza Maps</h2> <p>Have you heard those stories about travelers taking wrong turns in their vehicles in national parks or the desert and getting lost for days on end before being rescued? <a href="http://www.avenza.com/pdf-maps" target="_blank">Avenza Maps</a> doesn't want that to happen to you. The app uploads high-quality maps to your phone, which rely on your phone's GPS signal instead of data or Wi-Fi, so you can access them wherever you are, regardless of signal strength. Some maps are free, while others are typically less than $5, and they're specialized for hiking, recreation, national parks, tourists, transit, and more. Once the map is on your phone, you can drop place markers, record GPS tracks, and find specific coordinates &mdash; like the nearest ranger station or hospital in an emergency.</p> <h2>8. iPee Address</h2> <p>We've all been there before: having to pee so bad it hurts, when there's no public restroom in sight. Instead of getting turned down by every store in the vicinity whose owners have zero compassion for much-needed bathroom breaks, check out the cleverly named <a href="https://www.ipeeaddress.com/" target="_blank">iPee Address</a>. For a 99-cent download fee, the app will locate the nearest available restrooms &mdash; virtually anywhere you are in the world &mdash; so you can relieve yourself in a toilet instead of the sidewalk.</p> <h2>9. Shortcut</h2> <p>&quot;Emergency&quot; is a relative concept, and I often have haircut emergencies. Like, I need to get one <em>now</em>. If you drive by a Great Clips and it's closed hours before you're serving as best man in a wedding, never fear. The <a href="https://www.getshortcut.co/" target="_blank">Shortcut</a> on-demand haircut app connects you with a barber with the flick of a finger so you can get a shape-up lickety-split.</p> <h2>10. EFynch.com</h2> <p>Many home improvement and handyman projects can wait until you identify the right contractor for the job at the right price. Sometimes, however, you need help in a jif &mdash; like when you need a hornet's nest removed or help boarding windows before a big storm.</p> <p>&quot;We have a unique system that not only seeks to find someone that is already working in your neighborhood to provide fast and efficient service, but we have developed a way to contact several available guys and obtain competitive pricing so the homeowner can hire someone who is 'happy to have the work' instead of 'eager to charge an emergency fee,'&quot; says <a href="https://www.efynch.com" target="_blank">Efynch.com</a> founder Teris Pantazes.</p> <p>The app launched in October 2016 and has completed nearly 1,000 projects to date.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" data-pin-save="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F10-smartphone-apps-that-can-help-you-in-an-emergency&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F10%2520Smartphone%2520Apps%2520That%2520Can%2520Help%2520You%2520in%2520an%2520Emergency.jpg&amp;description=10%20Smartphone%20Apps%20That%20Can%20Help%20You%20in%20an%20Emergency"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/10%20Smartphone%20Apps%20That%20Can%20Help%20You%20in%20an%20Emergency.jpg" alt="10 Smartphone Apps That Can Help You in an Emergency" width="250" height="374" /></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/10-smartphone-apps-that-can-help-you-in-an-emergency">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-4"> <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/organize-8-key-areas-of-your-life-with-these-17-smart-apps">Organize 8 Key Areas of Your Life With These 17 Smart Apps</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-apps-that-monitor-your-credit-for-you">7 Apps That Monitor Your Credit for 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/6-dumb-places-you-re-leaving-your-money">6 Dumb Places You’re Leaving Your 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/6-apps-that-pay-you-to-workout">6 Apps That Pay You to Workout</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-11-best-parking-apps-for-your-city">The 11 Best Parking Apps for Your City</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Technology 911 apps emergency get help helpful apps smartphone apps Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:00:06 +0000 Mikey Rox 2007636 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways to Protect the Data on Your Smartphone http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-protect-the-data-on-your-smartphone <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-ways-to-protect-the-data-on-your-smartphone" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_holding_phone_615898678.jpg" alt="Woman finding ways to protect the data on her smartphone" 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 prevent smartphone data breaches, how to save money at Lowe&rsquo;s, and things that are worth paying top dollar for.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/business/T048-S014-8-ways-to-prevent-smartphone-data-breaches/index.html">8 Ways to Prevent Smartphone Data Breaches</a> &mdash; Turn off GPS, Bluetooth and wireless features when you're not using them. Leaving them on can make it easier for thieves to pair their Bluetooth device with yours and hack personal information or even track you. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="https://www.morewithlesstoday.com/how-to-shop-at-lowes-like-a-money-saving-pro/">How to Shop at Lowe&rsquo;s Like a Money Saving Pro</a> &mdash; Lowe's has a one-year plant guarantee where they will replace dead trees, shrubs, and perennials that don't survive a year after purchase. All you need to bring in is the dead plant and the receipt. [More With Less Today]</p> <p><a href="http://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/08/21/9-things-pay-top-dollar/">9 Things to Pay Top Dollar For</a> &mdash; A high-quality chef's knife will last decades and is definitely worth the investment. [The Art of Manliness]</p> <p><a href="https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/10-things-introverts-start-today-live-happier-life/">10 Things Introverts Should Start Doing Today to Live a Happier Life</a> &mdash; Introverts only have so much energy for socializing. It's okay to turn down invitations to events that promise little meaningful interaction. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://www.theorderexpert.com/lunch-packing-tips-streamlined-morning/">5 Lunch Packing Tips for a Streamlined Morning</a> &mdash; Get the right containers and supplies for the job. You'll want different sizes, shapes, and types for different foods, but they should all be food-safe, reusable, stain-proof, spill-proof, hand and/or dishwasher safe, and unbreakable. [The Order Expert]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0815/Lightning-injuries-dwindle-with-more-time-spent-indoors-safety-education">Lightning injuries dwindle with more time spent indoors, safety education</a> &mdash; These days, most people know what to do when there's a chance of lightning &mdash; go inside. [The Christian Science Monitor]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Best-US-Cities-Music-43906243">The 12 Best US Cities to Visit If You Love Music</a> &mdash; These cities have long histories with music and the arts, and they're home to unique venues, museums, and attractions dedicated to music. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="https://shebudgets.com/personal-finance/retirement/pension-to-work/65386">10 Ways to Put Your Pension to Work</a> &mdash; Pensions are hard to come by these days. If you're one of the lucky ones who has retired with a pension, it's important to make sure yours is working for you. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2017/08/19/saving-money-composter.html">Saving Money with a Composter</a> &mdash; Using compost as a fertilizer helps your plants retain water, allowing you to save money on water. [Everybody Loves Your Money]</p> <p><a href="http://moneypantry.com/best-baby-registries/">7 Best Baby Registries (Checklist &amp; Tips for Getting More Free Baby Stuff)</a> &mdash; Before you decide on where to create your baby registry, you need to figure what you actually need. Your registry should include big-ticket as well as everyday items. [Money Pantry]</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-ways-to-protect-the-data-on-your-smartphone">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/8-things-you-must-immediately-do-after-losing-your-smartphone">8 Things You Must Immediately Do After Losing Your Smartphone</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/15-ways-to-prevent-your-smartphone-from-wasting-data">15 Ways to Prevent Your Smartphone From Wasting Data</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/earn-extra-income-with-your-smartphone-camera">Earn Extra Income With Your Smartphone Camera</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/7-apps-for-the-tech-challenged-traveler">7 Apps for the Tech-Challenged Traveler</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/5-sites-that-will-pay-for-your-old-iphone">5 Sites That Will Pay for Your Old iPhone</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Technology best money tips smartphone Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:30:10 +0000 Amy Lu 2007956 at http://www.wisebread.com