Money in Columns

9 Amazon Prime perks you’re probably not using

Amazon.com likes to change the rules. First, it started selling books online. Then it launched an online shopping revolution. When Amazon Prime came along,...
Columns March 11, 2017

How to do a free background check online

Suppose a new guy moves into your neighborhood. Let’s call him Bobby Smith. Before his moving van is even unpacked, Bobby introduces himself. But...
Columns March 4, 2017

Q&A with Kim: Nosy smart TVs, scanning receipts, debit card hijackers, and more

Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about all things digital. This week, I'm covering new ATM skimmers, keeping track of...
Columns February 3, 2017

5 tech things that are a waste of money

Cleaning out an old drawer, I recently unearthed a floppy disk. I blew off the dust and smiled at the little plastic square, wondering...
Columns January 28, 2017

5 secrets to find deals on Amazon.com

Shopping on Amazon the right way is more than clicking items and loading up your cart. Once you learn a few tricks, you’ll find...
Columns December 3, 2016

5 ways to make money you've probably never thought of

Launching a side project or business can be lucrative, but it’s also a lot of work. If you’re looking for an easier way to...
Columns August 20, 2016

Slay vampire electronics to save big money

You’ve probably never thought about the electricity that's “always-on,” but idle electronics consume all day and night. According to the Natural Resource Defense Council,...
Columns May 9, 2016

5 ways to save money on tech when you’re broke

When you're broke, you need to cut your expenses fast. Here are five areas you can save more than you think.
Columns April 23, 2016

5 Amazon Prime perks you really don't want to miss

Amazon is one the largest retailers in the world with a market value of more than $250 billion. People love it! Whether it's the...
Columns April 9, 2016

One free step to make an aging computer run like new

You know the frustration of a computer that keeps getting slower and slower every year. There are ways you can keep the speed up...
Columns March 26, 2016

5 tech purchases you shouldn't miss in February

Like many of you, I love to shop and, like everyone, I love to save money. That means I'm always on the lookout for...
Columns January 30, 2016

Free online estimators tell you how much your home is worth

You hear about home prices all the time. Just watch your local news, and you'll hear how much the "average" home prices in your...
Columns October 10, 2015

3 eBay hot sellers taking up space in your home right now

With 157 million buyers worldwide, eBay is the go-to place for selling rare and unusual items. In its 20 years, it's seen it all...
Columns September 5, 2015

Freebies in your cellphone contract you aren't using

You probably pay a pretty penny for your cellphone plan. And when you're spending dozens or hundreds of dollars a month, you want to...
Columns August 22, 2015

3 post-retirement jobs to earn extra cash

Maybe you need to earn some extra cash, want to try your hand at an online job or you're just tired of sitting around...
Columns June 13, 2015

5 ways to make money with your phone

You don't like to think about it, but between the up-front cost and the monthly contract payments, your phone costs you a fair bit of...
Columns March 14, 2015

3 places better than Craigslist to buy and sell used items

When you want to buy or sell something used online, your first thought might be to use Craigslist. After all, it's the site that...
Columns February 21, 2015

Turn your old and unwanted phone into cash

Eyeing that exciting new smartphone? Here's how to get cash for that old phone you don't need anymore.
Columns September 27, 2014

3 surprising things that devour your data plan

Burning through your cellular data plan too fast? Make sure these apps aren't draining you dry.
Columns September 6, 2014

3 work-at-home online jobs that aren't scams

Looking to make money from home? Here are three legitimate jobs you can do.
Columns August 3, 2014
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