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Fix Your Google Street View Security & Privacy Risks Caught in your yard? Garage door open? Car license plates visible? Maybe your kids or grandkids were playing on the sidewalk? Google is supposed to automatically blur these types of images but the sheer volume of video data they are dealingRead More →

Do You Have a Skill or Insider Knowledge Others Would Value? Almost everyone has something they are really good at or know more about than the average person dabbling in the subject. Or maybe they have a passion that others would embrace. What’s your special area of expertise or interest?Read More →

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Start a Town Community Info Website Profit from Your Local Knowledge and Help Businesses Too A community website is an easy side gig. It’s not too difficult, or time consuming, and you can earn a reasonable amount of ad revenue from businesses interested in reaching your niche audience, especially RealtorsRead More →

Is a Reverse-Folding or Storm-Proof Umbrella the Best Choice? Which umbrella is better? Help us decide if convenience and a fun design is more important than strength and safety…we ended up getting both styles and actually use our reverse-fold one the most. We got two of those and keep themRead More →

The Best Anti-Theft and Travel Purse We Looked for an Attractive Purse with Locking Compartments and RFID Blocking The best anti-theft purse or travel bag should have a few critical features. RFID blocking is super important. It keeps your passport, credit cards, and ID safe from scanners. You also needRead More →

best security belt for travel

Stashbandz Voted Best Running Belt for Security We Tested Belts for Comfort as Well as Security of Phone and Credit Cards Best place to put your phone, wallet, medical supplies, and keys while walking, running, sight-seeing? It turns out the best security belt is actually a stretchy band instead ofRead More →

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Move to Dunedin, FL Boating and Natural Beauty in a Friendly Walkable Small City Situated on the gulf coast of Florida, Dunedin is a paradise of beauty and recreation. The adorable downtown is surrounded by walkable neighborhoods, event venues, and parks. The downtown parks are renowned for their beauty andRead More →

newport nc

Move to Newport, NC Close to the Beach and Charming Villages with Reasonable Cost of Living Consider retiring in eastern North Carolina, close to the beautiful beaches of the Crystal Coast. Newport, North Carolina is super centrally located, a bit south of Morehead City and a short drive to bothRead More →

The Best Clothing Steamer Get Rid of Your Heavy Iron and Bulky Ironing Board We switched to a garment steamer because it’s faster and doesn’t take up as much room as an iron and board. No more sore back from bending over an ironing board, or storing several things toRead More →

Our Favorite Bookstand Hands-Free Book Holder Lets You Eat and Read Comfortably This one is designed for better reading posture which makes it a lot easier to see the pages. Love to eat and read? We do too and this bookstand is just the ticket for propping up the volume and holding downRead More →

Consider a Park Model - Live in an RV

Live in a Park Model Home Your Money Will Go Farther When You Live in a Parked RV Cottage style, modern, or rustic, park models are newly stylish and comfortable for a tiny percentage of the cost of a traditionally built home. You will need to consider the expenses associated withRead More →

live in a houseboat

Houseboat Living Affordable and Fun Year Round Vacation Style Living From California to Florida, coastal areas and large inland lakes make for great on-the-water living. Most houseboats are parked year round in one spot. There are so many varieties and price points that your budget rather than options will playRead More →

Lightweight Flexible Standing Desk for All Heights Great for Your Back and Legs and Portable So You Can Work Anywhere This desk checked all the boxes for us. It’s hands down the best table top standing desk. We now own two. With an extra large work surface, very few movingRead More →

start a tour company

Start a Walking, Biking, Segway, or Bus Touring Business Being a Tour Guide is Super Flexible and Fun Love talking to new people, sharing your local knowledge, and getting a bit of exercise to boot? You might be a great candidate for giving tours and running a local tour company.Read More →


Life in a Micro-Apartment Studio Community Amenities and Location Make Up for Smaller Living Quarters Location, location, location is why many newly constructed micro lofts, apartments, and studios are getting lots of media attention. Remember though that these tiny amenity-rich abodes have always existed; in the form of studios andRead More →