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Credit Freeze – Block Thieves, Protect your Credit with a Security Freeze

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Last Update: 9/21/2018

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In September 2017, Equifax got hacked affecting 143 Million customers. (Almost everyone!) Equifax is offering complimentary identity theft protection.

As you probably know, security breaches at retail companies, banks, and even government agencies have been making their way to headlines rather frequently within the past few years.  At this point, if you are not concerned about identity fraud, you should be. Just this past week, Americans found out that an attack on the Office of Personnel Management had impacted 14 million more people than initially reported.

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How to Find the Best Price on Anything

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Last Update: 2/16/2018

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Introduction

Everybody wants to find the best price when buying items, how do the pros do it? In this article, the founders of BuyVia.com will teach you how to find the best deals on top-notch products from vendors you know and love. These shopping experts have been involved in Internet shopping since 1999, having started TechBargains and building into a top technology shopping portal and selling it to a big company.

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Black Friday 2018 Ad Leak Timeline

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Black Friday ad leak timeline

Everybody asks, when is my favorite store going to leak their Black Friday 2018 Ad?  It helps to look back at 2014 to see when the major stores had their Black Friday Ad Leak.

Be sure to look at our Black Friday Ad Scans and Deals Page

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Eco Friendly Green Shopping in 2018

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Being green in 2018 is a lot more difficult, the recycling landscape has changed, forcing us to make major changes.

Recycling is Dead

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The Truth about Black Friday Sales

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Last Update: 10/1/2018

The truth about Black Friday? Black Friday has morphed into Black November, and retailers - both traditional and online, begin running their Black Friday deals on November 1st. That’s right - as soon as you finally hit the bed after a fright filled night of collecting candy from your neighbors, retailers are gearing up to relieve you of your holiday shopping budgets. With dilution of the term Black Friday, the best sales are saved for the day itself.

Be sure to look at our Black Friday Ad Scans and Deals Page

Questioning Black Friday

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AT&T Next vs Verizon Monthly Device Payments vs Apple iPhone Upgrade Program vs Apple iPhone Payments

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Last Update: September 20, 2018

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Can you believe a hidden iPhone Payment plan is the best one available? Be careful where you start your shopping.

Smartphone Product Cycle

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Should I Switch? Verizon Unlimited Data vs More Everything Plan

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Last Update: September 21, 2018

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Verizon Wireless Unlimited Data 2018

In 2017 Verizon Wireless brought back the Verizon Unlimited Plan.  Previously they had an unlimited data plan but stopped offering it for years. Those with grandfathered unlimited data hung onto it fiercely.

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Selling Unwanted Electronics, iPhones, and Smartphones: 6 ways to trade in and get cash

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Last updated: 9/11/2018

New gadgets are being pushed out almost every month, meaning the electronics industry is producing a significant number of obsolete products that need to be sold, reused or recycled. It's not news that people want the latest, greatest smartphone or tablet.

The electronics industry is counting on people to upgrade their devices to stay profitable. Companies are great at hyping up new products to make them appear essential pieces of computing gear. Planned obsolescence makes it such that older devices don't work as well with newer operating systems. It seems like just yesterday that the iPhone X was released, but in a few weeks there will be likely be a new iPhone out on the market. Have you been thinking of upgrading lately?

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Should I Switch? AT&T Unlimited Data vs Mobile Share Plan

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Updated: 9/20/2018

AT&T Unlimited Data Plans

AT&T Wireless introduced a  new unlimited wireless data plan for its new and existing customers starting in 2017, after years without one. Clearly AT&T's goal is to meet the competition. This plan does not require a DirecTV subscription.

Note: AT&T may temporarily slow speeds after 22GB of data use per line each month, when the network is congested.

Unlimited & More Plan

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What Not to Buy on Black Friday 2018

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Last Update: 10/3/2018

Black Friday is the most hyped-up shopping day of the year. It becomes a strategic battle to find the best deals: ads are leaked almost a month beforehand, shoppers line up Thanksgiving afternoon, and people stampede to get the big ticket items.

Though it may seem that everything you buy on Black Friday is a great deal, that’s actually not the case. Lots of sites lure shoppers in with deep discounts and then sell products that don’t give you the most bang for your buck.

In the spirit of being an informed shopper, here are 6 items you should NOT buy on Black Friday:

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