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Windows XP End of Support – Free Security Tools

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Microsoft ended Windows XP Support on April 8, 2014 after 12 years. You cannot fault them for support it that long. Few cars last that long. No automatic patches or technical assistance will be provided unless you have a company contract with Microsoft. Microsoft antivirus software will cease to update after a while. What does this mean? From the Microsoft website:

  • Your Computer might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses

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How to Find a Cheap Hotel

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The travel season is coming soon. Hotel pricing changes by the hour and often times the swings defy logic. How to find a cheap hotel? Here are some tried and true tips on finding a cheap hotel from when to shop to where to stay

Main Aspects of Hotel Bargain Hunting

  • Hotel location
  • Date of stay
  • Comparison engines
  • Promotions, discounts, and coupons
  • Last minute hotels
  • Priceline.com

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Sprint Framily Smartphone Plan Review

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Sprint is playing catch up to the other 3 major wireless companies. The Framily Plan is an interesting Smartphone plan that can save you a ton of money. They merged with SoftBank of Japan in the middle of 2013 and are going through a metamorphoses, which includes this new promotion. The Framily Plan started in January of 2014 and is slated to expire 6/12/2014

Important: As with any mobile wireless plan, you need to ensure you have coverage where you need it. Home, work, play, you need signal otherwise it does not matter what the price is. Check and compare coverage using Open Signal.

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T-Mobile JUMP! Upgradeable Smartphone Plan Review

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T-Mobile created a new wireless plan called T-Mobile JUMP! to address the needs of customers who want to upgrade to the latest and greatest Smartphone when a new device is available or when you are tired of your current phone. Normal Smartphone plans in America require shoppers to commit to a 2 year contract. People cannot change phones during this time unless they want to pay an expensive early termination fee (ETF), for cancelling their contract. As you read our T-Mobile JUMP! review, you will see how much it costs and whether it is worth signing up for.

In a separate blog post, we analyze AT&T Next Plan and Verizon Edge Plan, which are similar to T-Mobile JUMP!, but significantly different.

T-Mobile changes its plans from time to time, so we will reexamine them when necessary. Additional short term promotions may popup. They have already adjusted this plan to make it more attractive. They dropped the 6 month requirement before you can upgrade. It is best to wait and never sign up for a new plan right away.

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How to Find a Cheap Flight

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How to Find a Cheap Flight? Are you tired of worrying that you paid a lot more for your airplane seat than the guy sitting next to you? Airline pricing changes by the minute and often times makes no sense. Here are some tried and true tips on finding a cheap airline flight.

Flight Flexibility

The first rule in finding a cheap airline ticket is to have some flexibility in where you fly out of and your destination. If you have to fly from say Seattle to Denver on a specific day and return a specific day and time, you will inevitably be forced to spend a ton of money.

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5 Things to Consider When Determining the Best Rewards Credit Card

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Clint Evers writes about smart shopping options, finding deals, utilizing the best credit cards, and living frugally.

When it comes to choosing the right rewards credit card, you've got plenty of options. In exchange for making purchases on a particular piece of plastic, nearly everything you can think of is offered - from free airfare and hotel stays to cash back for gas, grocery, restaurant, and travel purchases. The challenge is determining which of the many options out there is best for you. To do so, you need to examine card features, such as how rewards are earned and redeemed, and how those features align with your own spending habits. Consider the following in your quest for the perfect rewards credit card.

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Verizon Edge Upgradeable Smartphone Plan Review

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Verizon created a new wireless plan called Verizon Edge to address the needs of customers who want to upgrade to the latest and greatest Smartphone every year. Normal Smartphone plans in America require shoppers to commit to a 2 year contract. People cannot change phones during this time unless they want to pay an expensive early termination fee (ETF), for cancelling their contract.

In a separate blog post, we analyze AT&T Next Plan, which is similar to Verizon Edge, but a lot cheaper.

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AT&T Next Upgradeable Smartphone Plan Review

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AT&T created a new wireless plan called AT&T Next Installment to address the needs of customers who want to upgrade to the latest and greatest Smartphone every year. Normal Smartphone plans in the USA require shoppers to commit to a 2 year contract. They cannot change phones during this time unless they want to pay an expensive early termination fee, for cancelling their contract early.

Our analysis shows that the Next Plan is a lot advantageous than expected and maybe better than the normal 2 year contract, if you do not upgrade!

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How to Find the Best Mobile Hot Spot Plan 2014

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Mobile Hot Spots are small devices that create Wi-Fi networks wherever a cell phone signal is present. These products are handy when you need to get your laptop, Chrombook, MP3 player or tablet online, anywhere and at anytime. Advantages of Mobile Hot Spots:

  • Flexibility
  • Cost
  • Performance

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How To Find The Best Smartphone Plan in 2014

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Almost everyone has a smartphone or will have one shortly. Their usefulness is undeniable. This convenience comes at a high cost and multi-year commitment. We examine the major smartphone providers, their wireless plans and costs, to help you make a more educated decision.

Important: As with any mobile wireless plan, you need to ensure you have coverage where you need it. Home, work, play, you need signal otherwise it does not matter what the price is.

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