It’s the end of August and that means the exciting fall TV season is just about to arrive. New television shows and returning favorites will soon be on-air with fresh characters, deadly plot twists and unexpected laughter. Today, Americans are consuming television shows in different ways than they traditionally have in the past. “Live streaming” is growing in popularity with 30% of 25 to 34 year-olds now choosing to view TV shows on their technological gadgets instead of the 80-inch screen in their living room. In 2015, 23% stated they watched television shows online at least weekly.
Summer is fading away and it’s time to begin thinking about returning to the more structured lifestyle of school and extra circular activities. Going back-to-school can be an expensive endeavor whether it is junior high, high school, college or a trade school. The College Board estimates that students spend around $1,200 a year on books and supplies. This year, total spending for K-12 and college is expected to reach $75.8 billion. Today, there are several ways to save on back-to-school shopping, including clothes, school supplies and textbooks.
College life for new students is an endless parade of temptations to spend money and run up credit card bills. But this nirvana doesn’t last long when reality strikes and a few weeks into the school semester, the money runs out. The freshman experience should include the learning of managing money. You can help teach children how to budget using these tips: • “Needs” versus “Wants.” Every college freshman requires books, food, water, shelter and a comfortable wardrobe. But what is not needed is a $700 Louis Vuitton backpack or a $900 comforter from Neiman Marcus. Your roommate may have gold Dr.
In today’s technology society, it has become increasingly necessary for every individual to understand the basics of computer and mobile viruses. After all, infiltration of emails, social media sites and internet downloads are reported every day. Data shows that over 70 million American adults were robbed of their personal information last year. Antivirus software from leaders in the category including McAfee and Norton will help guard your data. Employing these six strategies will help you, your family and your business avoid cybercrime, knowing that hackers are often one step ahead of the game: 1.
Once again, it’s time for parents to pack up their kids for the annual trek back to college. Experience has taught them to take a dolly to move-in day and to encourage their child pack only the items they can lug up the stairs. There are a few essentials, however, that every student requires to be a success. Laptop
Sorry Mom and Dad… gone are the days where pen and paper were used for taking notes in class. Now a laptop for college is a serious necessity and students are frequently found with this technology in classrooms as the professor lecture.
Technology is ever-changing and Smartphones are front and center of this revolution. The reputable PEW Institute reveals that nearly two-thirds (64%) of U.S. adults own a smartphone, up from just 35% in 2011. Countless individuals are satisfied only when they have the most current cell phone model in their hands. These are the people that willingly stand in line for hours in order to be one of the first to purchase the newest Smartphone or electronic gadget.
Saving money at the grocery store does not mean you have to succumb to high-fat, unhealthy foods. And cooking dinner every night does not have to become a frustrating, time-consuming process. Menu planning is a great way to eat a balanced diet, save time, stay on a budget and have some fun. It just requires a bit of planning. 1. Find Your Favorites. To get started, jot down some of your family’s favorite meals. See something on the Cooking Channel you want to try? It is easy to find the recipe on a website or in a cookbook.
The days are growing shorter, the early morning hours are a bit darker and all the signs that Fall is approaching are becoming more prevalent. It is a perfect time, and a legitimate excuse, to go shopping for new clothes. What To Look For
Perhaps since this is the year of the Olympics, one of the hottest trends you’ll see this Autumn is metallic, specifically gold metallic, which is poised to be a seasonal standout. For example, at the Nike store you’ll find their 2016 Air Force 1 High Premium shoe that features three metallic finishes.
Seasonal hotel rates are often so high, it can make you actually rethink the idea of taking a vacation. The monthly average daily rate of hotels in the United States increased year-on-year since 2011. But fear not! There are great ways to save on resorts and simple ideas to obtain amazing hotel deals to keep your travel plans and travel budget on track. 1. Be Flexible. If you are willing to vary your travel dates, you will be more apt to get the best hotel bargains. Often, by staying midweek rather than during the weekend you’ll enjoy discounts at top-notched locations. Using the features on Hotels.
If you haven't heard of antivirus software, then chances are good your computer is not as secure as it needs to be. Today’s digital environment is filled with cybercriminals and unsuspecting victims. The worst kind of technology viruses can quietly steal sensitive personal information from computers including credit card numbers, bank accounts and social security, without you knowing. By installing a reputable anti-virus program on your computer and all your mobile devices, you can be protected from almost all threats lurking on the internet.