Top 20 Deals Under $20: Black Friday Recap and 2013 Predictions

These SUPER CHEAP deals is what Black Friday is all about. With over 10,000 deals under $20 and 5,000 under $10, we’ve studied what buyers went for and vet out which deals were worth pulling the trigger on. Walmart alone advertised more than 900 deals for twenty bucks or less. So were they the best deals ever? This “Best of Black Friday” series gives you the skinny on last year’s holiday bargains and some thought for predictions on Black Friday 2013.

LAPTOP Deals: Black Friday Recap and 2013 Predictions

As predicted in 2012, laptop deals were popular with shoppers with a record number of laptop and notebook deals (156 deals from 28 stores) and some of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen. There were 22 models under $300 and at least 4 models under $200. But were they the best? This “Best of Black Friday” series will give you the skinny on last year’s holiday bargains and some thought for predictions on Black Friday 2013.

Back to School: Best Laptops for College

As school gets closer, your kids are nagging you that they need a new laptop for school. With working long hours, and sending time going to your kids summer baseball games, you have little time to even look at the current laptop market, let alone actually research which ones you should consider. That is where we come in. We are here to help you, the overworked parents, with making an informed decision on what the best laptops are for your specific needs. With that out of the way, lets get started!

Cool Gadgets Every College Student Needs

College Gadgets

It’s that time of year again, and parents are scrambling to organize everything for the college bound son or daughter. You spent the entire summer getting all the paper work completed to send your child off to their first year of college. Financial aid is done, enrollment is done, you got all the books they need for their classes. You bought them a iPad, laptop, smartphone, and coffeemaker and think you have all the basics covered, and you do. In this article, I’m going to go through a few gadgets that are not a necessity, but will make your child’s first year of college a bit easier.

Adult’s Dream Disney Vacation


In my last article, I provided tips on how to get the most magic out of your next Disney Vacation. This go around I’m going to show you how to spend all the money I just showed you how to save. We’ll be throwing the budget vacation out the window, and showcasing how Disney not only caters to kids, but has plenty of Disney magic for adults too!

Credit Cards Aren’t Evil: You are!

I read a lot of personal finance blogs, and one thing I hear over and over again is “don’t use credit cards”, “credit cards are evil!” or “they are what got you into debt in the first place.” I personally don’t think this is the case at all. Credit cards aren’t this evil entity that manipulates my life. They aren’t pushing me into debt any more than a fork is jamming pie into my pie hole, and forcing me to carry around the extra 25lbs I am currently hauling around. Like that fork, it’s a tool nothing more, nothing less.

Facebook Home Sneak Peek

Facebook debuted “Facebook home” today, and it’s not a phone at all. It’s a program that overlays on top of an existing Android operating system, also known in the geek world as a “skin.” Think of it like HTC’s “sense” overlay, and you’ll know what I am talking about. Facebook home aims to put your social network, and your friends ahead of your current app based home screen, and it does it in a big way. Here is a sneak peek of a couple of my favorite features.

Doing Disney Vacations the Smart Way

Disney Vacations

Let me start off by saying, that I am a big Disney fan. In my opinion, It’s hands down the best theme park around. My wife and I visited Universal Studios in Florida last year, and it had some great rides. In fact, for adult thrill rides it trumps Disney, and the Harry Potter area was done really well. However, it fell flat in almost everything else.