Technology

Four Frugal Technology Recommendations

Readers often contact me asking for recommendations for technology items at a low cost. They have a use in mind and they just want the item that will fulfill that use at the lowest price without any serious negative drawbacks. Four of these requests tend to repeat themselves quite often, so I thought I’d just …

Categories: Frugality, Technology

Meet the New Money, Same as the Old Money

This month, Wired Magazine is running an interesting cover story entitled The Future of Money: It’s Flexible, Frictionless and (Almost) Free. The article was quite thought provoking, but the general focus of the article was pretty deftly summed up in the final paragraph: A generation ago, when people made the choice to switch to plastic, …

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Ten iPhone and iPod Touch Apps for Personal Finance Success

This article has been requested by a small army of readers. For many of you, this article won’t apply much at all – for a few of you, hopefully this article will prove quite useful. As I mentioned a while back, I received an iPod Touch as a Christmas gift this year. An iPod Touch, …

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Five Gadgets That Were Well Worth The Investment

Not too long ago, I was a gadget hound – dropping money on all sorts of stuff, both useful and, well, not useful. I’ve found over the last year or so that some of them I use almost every day, while others I rarely use at all. In hindsight, I don’t regret the money spent …

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Six Things To Do When Shopping For Cell Phones And Service

In addition to our move, we’re about to switch cell phone services from a regional provider to Verizon, primarily because of signal availability in the area we’re moving to. We also happen to be not under a lengthy service plan, so we’re also looking to upgrade our phones as well since our old ones are …

How DRM Directly Costs You Money And Time – And Why Every Consumer Should Care

The debate over digital rights management has been burning wildly in the past few years as large media companies attempt to find ways to distribute their content to users in this brave new world. Unfortunately, paranoia over protecting intellectual property has made an exciting new opportunity for spreading new music, film, and other media forms …

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25 Gadgets That Actually Save Money

I admit it: I’m a gadget addict. I like little devices that do neat things. At the same time, I also like to save money. What is a poor modern man to do with these two conflicting interests? Simple. I buy gadgets that can pay for themselves (and even see a bit of return) over …

Categories: Gifts, Technology