Daniel lives by his wits in the remotest wilds of Montana. (Actually, he lives in a cozy downtown apartment with his wife and two cats.) When he's not shopping for deals he enjoys reading, writing, blogging, documentaries and frequent walks.

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6 Family Staycation Ideas to Try This Fall

There’s no better way to make lasting memories than with a family vacation. However once school starts up and everyone’s schedules become busier, it can be hard to take time for a true family vacation. Instead, why not try a family staycation? Staycations are every bit as fun and memorable, but a little (or a lot) more friendly… Read More »

5 Free Budgeting Apps to Keep Your Savings in Check

It’s no secret that budgeting and saving are keys to financial success. The good thing is, there are so many things you can do–big and small–to fit budgeting and saving into your everyday life (even if you’re the type of person that can’t seem to save). At BLINQ, for example, we’re passionate about shopping smarter so we can splurge… Read More »

3 Tips for Buying Open Box or Refurbished Tools

Whether you’re a homeowner, DIY-er or all around handyman (or woman), chances are you have a few useful power tools in your arsenal. But inevitably, there comes a time when even the most trusted of power tools reaches their last leg, and repairs or a new battery won’t suffice as a fix. So, what can you do when… Read More »

Inkjet vs. Laser Printers: Which is Right for You?

If you’re in the market for a new printer, you may be wondering: inkjet vs. laser — what’s the difference, and which is right for you? We all know the printer is an essential of any productive home office setup, but when it comes to choosing between the two printer types, the choice truly depends on your needs. I… Read More »

24 Creative Ways to Increase Your Average Steps Per Day

So, you’ve made a commitment to yourself to be more active — nice going! But between costly gym memberships, expensive exercise classes and increasingly busy schedules, it can sometimes be difficult to keep your commitments and fitness goals (without breaking the bank). Luckily, walking is one of the easiest and healthiest ways to stay active throughout the day —… Read More »

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Desktop

Despite what the tech mags keep telling us, the desktop computer isn’t dead! In fact, the noble desktop lives on as the chosen tool of graphic designers, PC gamers, small businesses, and everyday people alike. But buying a desktop means investing in more than a brand name. A desktop is like a friend you trust with your work,… Read More »

Cutting the Cable Cord: 5 Reasons You Should Make the Switch

Are you thinking about taking the plunge and cutting the cable cord in favor of streaming media? You’re not alone. While there’s no shortage of enthusiastic tech articles out there telling you cable TV will be dead any time now, the truth is, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Major networks are just dipping their toes into the streaming… Read More »