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The Google Nexus One

By (view all posts by GuyCopes)
at 4:21PM Thursday January 14, 2010
under Product Review

Do androids dream of electric sheep or cell phones capable of revolutionizing the way we communicate on the go? If it is the latter, then perhaps they envision something along the lines of the brand new Google Nexus One. The Nexus One is the latest android phone to hit the market. Now available and accompanied by several reviews in print and across the web, the veil has been lifted on Google's first in-house mobile phone utilizing their proprietary Droid technology. Read More »

Off The Wall Workouts

By (view all posts by Yasarh)
at 12:26PM Thursday January 14, 2010
under Stuff We Like

Ever wish you could run up the wall of a building, run across the roof, jump to the next roof, and just roll onto the ground?  Don't lie, I know you have (I know I certainly have!).  The Washington Post recently posted an article on a 40 year old man who has taken up parkour after watching the opening sequence in Casino Royale. 

It got me wondering how one would even begin to learn a sport like this so I did some research and I'm going to let you know exactly how you can get started. Read More »

Globes Fashion, Get Glam for Less

By (view all posts by coupiedoll)
at 3:58PM Wednesday January 13, 2010
under Shop Smarter

Okay, I'll admit, I'm a bit of an awards show junkie, so I'm excited. Awards season has officially begun! And this Sunday I am getting dolled up, planning on sipping champagne, and betting on fashion faux-pas and win-wins with some friends as we plop down for a Golden Globes 2010 fashion and fun extravaganza. Not only are the Globes an interesting primer to Oscar season, but also to fashion season.

While it always takes a bit of time for red carpet glam to trickle down in an affordable form for the masses, that doesn't mean you can't still get in on the red carpet fun. Check out these red carpet predictions and how to easily adapt these looks of your own for your every day life. Read More »

Best Store You've Never Heard Of: Pacific Pillows

By (view all posts by dstearns)
at 1:15PM Wednesday January 13, 2010
under Featured StoreStaff

Who among us does not enjoy lounging in the lap of luxury? We treat ourselves to the occasional massage at a spa, a day of shopping, a relaxing round of golf or a spendy night out with friends. But where do we always end up? That's right! Bundled up in our beds, snoozing and snoring and longing for linens of a higher sort.

That's where this week's Featured Store comes in: Hello, Pacific Pillows... Read More »

Multitaskers for Multitaskers

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by MBones)
at 10:38AM Wednesday January 13, 2010
under Shop Smarter

Look, you're a busy lady.  Right now, while reading this blog, you're also checking your email, trading stocks, watching GMA and making toast.  You know how to multitask--shouldn't your beauty products do the same?  Here are a few fun, affordable multitasking must-haves that promise to do double duty- at least.  Find a few price points to suit every pocketbook/gym bag/briefcase combo.  Even if a little pricier, multi-use beauty buys are still a better value. 

Read on!
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Live Long and Prosper

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 3:25PM Tuesday January 12, 2010
under Money Saving Tips

In a NY Times article, Jane Brody outlines some healthy aging tips--which, as it turns out, can also save you money as well as extend your lifespan.

Yes, the Fountain of Youth isn't found in a magic pill or even a daily swig of Monavie.  So put down your credit card and stock up your shopping cart with items that can help live a longer, healthier life. Read More »

Valentine's Travel Destinations

By (view all posts by HSimas)
at 1:34PM Tuesday January 12, 2010
under Holidays

You heard me right. Sure, it may seem like the holidays just ended. But we've got another biggie right around the corner. Valentine's Day is just a month away, and unless your plan is to stop by the grocery store for a refrigerated bouquet and a Whitman's Sampler the day of, you better get cracking. Especially if your surprise for that special someone includes travel.

Check out my list of Valentine Travel Destinations. They may not read like the most original choices in the world. But trust me, fellas--this stuff does not get old. Read More »

Stack Coupons to Double Your Savings

By DealPro(view all posts by savingwithshellie)
at 11:23AM Tuesday January 12, 2010
under Money Saving Tips

I know many of you use coupons when you grocery shop to save money, but have you ever tried stacking coupons?

There are two types of coupons: manufacturer coupons and store coupons. Many stores will allow you to use one of each on a single item. This will basically double your savings.

Drugstores like Walgreens, CVS and Rite-Aid all allow you to stack coupons. This week BIC Soliel razors are on sale at Walgreens, 2 for $10. Next the weekly in-store flier, Walgreens also offers a monthly coupon book full of store coupons. Inside you'll find a $3/2 Bic Soliel coupon. Use this with the Buy One Get One Free Bic Soliel manufacturers coupon from the January 10th Sunday coupon insert and you'll get 2 razors for only $2. That's 80% off.

But drugstores aren't the only places that allow you to stack. You can do it at some grocery stores like Safeway and their affiliates. Read More »

Fundamentals of Credit Repair

By (view all posts by Dealman)
at 11:44AM Monday January 11, 2010
under Money Saving Tips

Given it's resolutions time, people are probably taking a close look at their finances to make some positive changes in their financial outlook. There's a reason you see so many fitness equipment deals right now, because merchants knows that this is the time when people make big plans for the following year, only to often have those plans fall apart come March.

When it comes to something like credit repair, it's not something that you can hope to do over a few months, so quitting in March isn't going to help you any.  It's the cold, hard truth: even if you employ these tactics listed below it could take years before your credit rating reaches an attractive level again--especially if you happen to be well below 600.  If you plan to buy a house in the next couple of years, or other major purchase, this is definitely something you need to be thinking about right now. 

A poor credit rating is like a snowball--it'll raise your interest rates on current and future bills, leading to burdensome debt, which can then tank your credit rating further.  It can get to the point where you might not even be able to rent an apartment, as more and more outlets are checking a credit rating to gauge whether or not a person is responsible--even job interviews. 

So let 2010 be the year you start to get this under control.  Read More »

The Final Two

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 8:51AM Monday January 11, 2010
under GiveawaysStaff

As promised, we've picked the winners for the Gaiam Celebrity Fitness Kit and the Fiji Enthusiast from Fiji Water.  And the lucky final two I Resolve giveaway winners are... Read More »

Top Tech Gadgets of 2010

By (view all posts by GuyCopes)
at 4:49PM Saturday January 9, 2010
under Newsworthy

It's a new year and time for new gadgets to take hold of our wallets and imaginations. With CES 2010 (The Consumer Electronics Show) currently taking place in Las Vegas, enthusiasm for the best that 2010 will have to offer is incredibly high. Many of the gadgets I will be listing here are all the buzz on the convention floor.

So let's just jump right into what's hot in consumer electronics for 2010. Read More »

Herding Cats: Our Favorite Savings Stories for the Week of January 3rd

By (view all posts by derek70x7)
at 6:33PM Friday January 8, 2010
under Stuff We Like

Welcome to our first roundup of the new year! Just to warn you, one of my picks is kind of gross/disturbing and one of them devolves into a rant that you probably won't be able to relate to.

Apologies! Read More »