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Pay Bills Like A Boss with These Two Apps

Budget Apps

The only thing I enjoy less than paying bills is getting slapped with a late fee for accidentally paying bills after the due date. That’s why when Becky B. reached out on the blog and asked about bill paying apps, I jumped at the chance to test a few.  Becky B. wrote: “I have looked into both apps to use for bill pay and a more complete up to the moment finance tool to help keep track of what’s available…

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My Mother’s Day Gift Guide with USAToday

Mother's Day Gifts

Mother’s Day comes but once a year, and while mom would probably be happy with a card and a hug, there are so many other ways to say thank you for the countless things she does for us all year. Done right, Mother’s Day gifts can say a whole lot more than, “I thought this shade of lipstick would look cool on you.” When it comes to my kids? I’m a huge fan of the macaroni-noodle-necklace, but I don’t think I’d…

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Smackdown: All-in-One Printers

all-in-one printers

I don’t think I ask too much of my all-in-one printer. I want it to print, scan and copy when I tell it to. I want it to do all that wirelessly, so I don’t have to connect to it. I want it to be easy to set up, easy to maintain, and easy to refill with ink. Oh, and I want it to be so inexpensive, it feels almost criminal to remove it from the store.  Today’s All-in-One printers promise to…

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Amazon Is Killing It with Curating Pretty Things

Amazon Interesting Finds

There’s no denying that Amazon has completely changed the shop-from-home game. You can have pretty much anything delivered to your doorstep within a matter of hours (things are especially sweet if you’re a Prime Member). Amazon is genius if you know what you want, but a little bit of a nightmare if you don’t… their massive product selection is daunting to say the least. Recently encountered this when I was gift shopping… and that’s when I finally clicked on the…

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Amazon’s App Has X-Ray Vision (And Not In A Creepy Way)

Amazon Box

If you’ve ever ordered a bunch of stuff from Amazon and come home to a pile of boxes on the front porch (a common occurrence in my household), there’s something you should know about the retailer’s app: It can see inside your boxes so you know exactly what you’re about to unwrap. The new Package X-Ray option is built into the Amazon iOS app camera function, which you probably already use to snap barcodes and pics of products you want…

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9 products I saw at CES that you’re going to want now

Norton Core: Best of CES

I’m back and still processing the sensory overload that was CES (formerly the Consumer Electronics Show), where brands big and small trot out their biggest and brightest innovations. I saw concept cars and outlandish Virtual Reality spectacles, but there were a handful of things that I’ll be waiting by my mailbox for— things that were beautifully wearable and incredibly useful. Most of these items are not yet available, but here are my best of CES 2017— check them out and…

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