We've all been there. It's pouring rain, and your umbrella has gone with the wind. Next time don't settle for a drug store, cheap-o umbrella. Look in to investing in one of these quality umbrellas and stay dry!
If keeping up with the news is its own reward, then saving money because you kept up with the news is like getting cash from Grandma for helping her bake cookies. Did you know that Google will soon allow you to send money from your inbox? Or that financial experts are predicting lower smartphone prices on the horizon?
These days, consumers have access to a wide variety of digital music made available by download through a variety of sources. And despite iTunes' popularity over Amazon's MP3 Store and Google Play, our research shows that iTunes music is always more expensive.
By Lindsay Sakraida, dealnews Features Director, with contributions from Louis Ramirez
During the last few weeks of summer, it can be fun to indulge in a happily lazy routine, perhaps lounging poolside with a cold drink in hand. But as appealing as that may sound, don't let that carefree attitude extend to any of your shopping excursions; there are still clear lines in the sand about what you should, and should not, buy this month. From grills to swimwear, here's what's hot in August.
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane rumors about Apple, Gran Turismo, Ryan Gosling, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!
Yesterday Google announced Chromecast, both a software service and a hardware device that has the potential to change the way we stream media on an HDTV. (That is, unless you're familiar with Apple's AirPlay; then it's a lot like something you've used before.) All this, and it will only cost a mere $35.
Amazon has built its reputation around rock-bottom pricing and undercutting the competition, but a recent study suggests that the retailer may be slowly increasing prices on its books. Could the downfall of other booksellers be the culprit?
More often than not, it pays to stay up to date with what's going on in the world of retail and consumer goods. For example, a recent study shows that men get distracted by flashy colors while shopping, which causes them to buy things that aren't actually good deals. Another report from last week suggests that the average price of iPhone apps is steadily dropping — but that might not be a good thing for your wallet in the long run.
Last week, the repair commandos at iFixit.com shared with us their list of the 10 easiest-to-repair electronics. It's a useful list if you want to know which gadgets you can service on your own. But if it's controversy and indignation you want, this is the week you've been waiting for! Here are iFixit's top 10 hardest-to-repair electronics.
It's time for the Steam Summer Sale, those few days out of the year where thousands of bargain-browsing gamers say, "Hey, why not, I'm sure I'll play it sometime." But wait! Stay your pretty hand! Instead of making a purchase that you'll regret, we've gathered the top five games from the sale that collectively come to a neat sum of $25.
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane rumors about Apple, Google, Doctor Strange, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!
They say that money can't buy happiness, but money can buy bacon — and bacon is bliss. But how much bacon is too much? We wanted to see what life would be like if we indulged our every porky whim and incorporated bacon into all aspects of our daily life.
T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon are all about to offer new cell phone plans. These new plans will allow customers to pay a higher monthly rate in exchange for the opportunity to upgrade their smartphones more often. In this brief — yet lively — video discussion, our experts ponder whether or not this is a good thing.
Buying a smartphone isn't as easy as it used to be. Faster processors, sharper screens, and a never-ending line of new releases have made it a lot harder for consumers to make a single purchase without a tinge of regret. Fortunately, this Android and Windows smartphone buying guide is chock full of some of today's best phones at the best prices around.
Using cloud storage allows you to access your files at anytime from anywhere. It's as easy as creating an account and connecting to the internet. And if you utilize your free cloud storage resources wisely, you won't ever have to pay for the privilege!
College is expensive from the get-go, starting with tuition. But there's also the stuff you have to buy college-bound kids before they head off! We can't help you with the cost of school, but here's a list of things that you should not buy your matriculating student, as they head back to school. Your wallet will thank us!
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane rumors about Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!
Jam-packed with cheap toys in bulk quantities, The Oriental Trading Company's catalog was sure to inspire avarice in the average child. What kid wouldn't want 144 toys? And they were so cheap! Now that we're adults, let's reexamine the OTC catalog and see if there's anything in there that still has us itching to buy by the gross. (Hint: There is!)
This summer, 69% of consumers plan to take vacation... and plan on spending $1,000 or less in doing so. We've found that way to stretch that budget is by booking lodging through Airbnb, which can save 46% off the cost of a hotel stay.
Do cable companies make it purposefully difficult to cancel services so customers will choose to stick with the company, rather than put themselves through the hassle of discontinuing membership? In this brief — yet lively — video discussion, our experts reveal what they've stuck with, because canceling was too hard.
Flat-water kayaking is a serene and cooling sport, perfect for summer. All you need is a kayak, a paddle, some provisions, and friends. We've got the deals you'll need for the proper gear, from the boat all the way through to the deck caddy. (However, you'll have to find friends on your own.)
While it's easy to download whatever song that may strike your fancy with just a click of a mouse, filling your library (or even just building a new playlist) in this fashion can become expensive pretty quickly. A smart music fan should thus always be on the lookout for opportunities to get free music.
The KFRC Fantasy Fair & Magic Mountain Music Festival and the Monterey International Pop Festival in June 1967 gave birth to outdoor rock festivals as we know them today. And since then, countless musicians have performed countless songs, but there's more to the summer's festivals. Here's the rundown on stats, spending, and trivia surrounding the summer concert season.
Have you ever wondered if there's more to life than just being really, really, ridiculously good looking? With rumors circulating that the much-anticipated Zoolander 2 is in the works, we thought it was apropos to take a closer look at the models that we comes across every day. As our writers sort through sale after sale, they tend to unearth various photographic gems that seem to embody that Ben Stiller fashion classic.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: life, liberty, and the pursuit of statistics on spending. So whether you're lighting a few sparklers on the front lawn, heading to the nearest beach, or buying flags for the local parade, here's the rundown on stats, spending, and trivia surrounding the Fourth of July.
The Fourth of July is a time to bust out the fireworks, grill up some hot dogs, and celebrate our nation's birth — and, if you find the time, to do some shopping. In fact, Independence Day sales offer a rare opportunity to get discounts on items while they're still in-season!
It's been an interesting few weeks for gamers, particularly Xbox fans. After initially planning a host of seemingly draconian online connectivity requirements and restrictive resale policies, Microsoft announced some big changes to its original Xbox One plans in response to gamers' reactions. But could new and used video games have been cheaper under the Xbox One's original model?