The Big Switch: What You Need to Know About Android and iPhone OS

Switching to a new phone is often a complicated process, especially when you aren’t sure what type of phone you want. One of the most important decisions you must make is whether you prefer an Android or an iPhone. What exactly are the differences between these two options? Here’s a peek.

Android Software: More Colorful, Less Predictable

Android phones come in all shapes, sizes, and price categories. They also come packaged under a multitude of brand names: You could own a Samsung Android, a Motorola Android, an LG Android, and so on. That is because Google, the father of all Android software, sells their wares to many phone manufacturers. [Continue reading]

Taking Personal Capital For a Spin: A 20-Something Budgeter’s Perspective

Editor’s Note: Today I’m featuring an article from one of our readers named Ashley!  A few months ago I wrote a review about Personal Capital and Ashley wrote in to me asking if she could tell her story of how she got started with PC and how it’s helped her.  Naturally, I obliged so today I’m bringing you her story.  I hope you guys enjoy it and please let us know what you think in the comments.

Over the years, I have tried several budgeting software and techniques. Like millions of others out there, I was determined to save more, spend less, and pay off debts. However, none of the budgeting methods I used would stick. I thought it was just because of my bad habits, but now I realize it is because none of the software or techniques have been fully suited to my unique budget.

The older I get, the more advanced and complicated my finances become. My financial worries use to consist of me worrying if I had enough money in my budget for a fast food run. Now, I have a 401K, a mortgage, multiple banking accounts, and unfortunately some credit card debt. [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]

Honeymoon Trip Report: Free Flights to Rome on American Airlines

Honeymoon Trip Report Free Flights to Rome on American Airlines

As most of you know, I’ve been gone for the past few weeks on my honeymoon.  I’d like to thank all of my friends who posted in my absence and while the honeymoon was awesome, I’m also glad to be back home and get back to work. This is the first … [Continue reading]