Black friday

Skipping Black Friday felt good

November 24, 2012 John 0

The term Black Friday was introduced to the American culture at some point back in the 1960s, but back then journalists advised people to stay at home to avoid the congestion and bad attitudes that go along with rampant consumerism and masses of shoppers who are hunting for the next deal. At some point in the last ten years, this dark day seems to have morphed in to an actual celebration of all the greediest and most selfish instincts we have. This year, however, I had a great Thanksgiving and all I had to do was tune Black Friday out. Did I miss out on big savings… or stumble across an even sweeter deal?


Sprint update: Always dispute bogus charges

November 17, 2012 John 0

A lot of people tend to panic when they receive notification of debt collection activity, and more than a few have paid up on false claims just to protect their credit rating or business’ reputation. It is important to remember, though, that you don’t have to give in to the shakedown because there are legal protections available to those who dispute debt claims being made against them. My recent experience with Sprint has already shown some positive results, and we’ve barely even begun the dispute process! Find out how to protect your credit score and bank account from shady businesses and their favorite debt collectors.

That old HDD is killing your productivity

Upgrading to an SSD to save your productivity

November 17, 2012 John 0

Let’s face it. That work computer you’ve had for the last few years just doesn’t perform like it used to, and you could probably get even more done each day if you weren’t sitting around and waiting for programs and saved files to load. Luckily, you won’t have to break the bank in order to get your productivity back up to speed.


Don’t get ripped off by Sprint’s unlimited scam

November 4, 2012 John 3

Sprint claims to be the only mobile data provider who is offering an unlimited mobile data plan, but they seem intent on reserving the right to cancel that deal at any point they see fit – contract or not. Even if you do manage to make it through a two year term with your unlimited data plan, the actual data speeds and connection reliability leave a lot to be desired. Save yourself the hassle and spend a few extra bucks a month, but avoid doing business with Sprint at all costs!