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More Ways to Gender Swap And Save

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by Rye.Silverman)
at 10:22AM Thursday July 17, 2014
under Stuff We Like

It really should be no secret anymore that advertisers love splitting us up into smaller, easier-to-market-to groups.  And most of the time when they do, we end up spending more for the same product.  The plus side to this though is that once we've peeled back this marketing matrix and seen it for what it is, often we can learn to cut our spending by bending our gender while shopping.   Here are just a few examples of every day products that have a clear, but also easy to overcome gender bias.Shaving:For Read More »

Get an iZon Home Video Monitor for $79.99

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by Rick.Broida)
at 10:21AM Thursday July 17, 2014
under Product Review

Here's everything I know about security cameras. They're expensive. They're a pain to install. They require lots of wiring. They're the opposite of decor-friendly.As Ygritte would say to Jon Snow: "You know nothing." The iZon 2.0 is a decidedly modern (and modern-looking) home video monitor that requires no wiring, sets up in minutes, and won't break the bank.That last part is new. This camera has actually been around for a couple years, but I've always Read More »

Stop Getting Ripped Off When You Buy Video Games On-Line

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by Zach.Ames)
at 10:20AM Thursday July 17, 2014
under Money Saving Tips

If you're buying video games on-line, then you're probably paying more than you should. It's much easier to download a game than get in your car and drive all the way to a dumb store. That's sort of the problem with buying games on-line. Being able to instantly have any video game makes it too easy to go crazy with impulse buys. Now me wants to play this new game. Future me can worry about paying rent. That trip to the store is enough of a buffer to keep most people from dumping Read More »

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