A Review Of My New LG G3

LG G3 Camera Mission Bay San Diego

Testing Out The Camera On My New LG G3: Mission Bay in San Diego

A couple of years ago I made the switch from iPhone to Android and haven’t looked back since.  Well, that is until my Galaxy S3 was damaged in a flash thunderstorm in Rome over the summer and I had to use my iPhone for a month until I was eligible for an upgrade.  But outside of that, my experience has been awesome with Android and when it came time for an upgrade there was no way I was going back to an iPhone, I was hooked on Android.

This isn’t so much an Apple vs Android debate though, I think the winner is pretty clear.  Although iPhones do have some very nice features for those who favor simplicity, I like being able to customize and have control over my phone.  With my Android phone, I’m not tied into anything or anyone and I can freely swap out SIM cards, add memory, sync data and more.  There’s a reason why so many people stick with their iPhones, Apple makes it hard to switch! [Continue reading]

How’s My Shun Knife Holding Up After Two Years?

Almost two years ago, I wrote one of the top 5 most popular articles on this site about my brand new Shun Chef’s Knife.  I didn’t know it at the time but apparently there are a lot of inquisitive minds out there when it comes to high end knives.  At the time, I wrote that article because I was in love with my new Shun Chef’s Knife.  I’ve always liked to cook, but that was the first real knife I ever owned and it made a huge difference in the kitchen.

If you don’t cook often, then a standard $30 block knife set will probably do you just fine (I actually use one of these in conjunction with my Shun knife).  But if you cook as much as one big meal per week, with lots of chopping and cutting, your life will never be the same after a knife like a Shun. [Continue reading]

How Much Does It Cost To Go To FinCon? (And My Biggest Takeaway From The Conference)

One of the coolest parts about being a personal finance blogger is the community that I get to engage with on a daily basis.  I started blogging three years ago as a way to really just jot down all my thoughts on personal finance.  A lot of times … [Continue reading]

140,000 Points From The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card From Chase & Unboxing Video

As someone who’s applied and been approved for over 30 cards over the past five years, I’ve seen some pretty great offers come and go.  In fact, I still remember the first offer that got me started on this miles, points and credit card journey that … [Continue reading]

Reader Question: How To Use Points & Miles To Get To North Carolina

American Airlines LAX to Raleigh Durham Cash Cost

Today I'm featuring a question I received via e-mail a few weeks ago.  Reader RB would love to go visit her boyfriend in North Carolina but she's a starving student.  So how can she use miles and points to make it all the way from Cali to North … [Continue reading]

Playing Chicken With DirecTV: How to Lower Your Bill and Get Free NFL Sunday Ticket Max

Playing Chicken With DirecTV: How to Lower Your Bill and Get Free NFL Sunday Ticket Max

I signed up for DirecTV a little over a year ago when we moved from San Diego to Newport Beach.  I used to have ATT U-Verse and I loved their service: it was less than a hundred dollars for internet and TV and I got everything I wanted.  And since I … [Continue reading]