Britax Launches Car Seat Travel Cart, Legitimate GoGoKidz Competitor

There is an old saying, better late than never. For years, we have loved our GoGoKidz travel mate. We were always stopped in the airport by folks who want to know what it is and they are confused by seeing what looks like a Britax car seat/stroller combo. It’s a great accessory that allows parents to check a stroller at the gate and have mobility around the terminal with the cart seat.

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Gutter Guard Review: GutterDome

There is a phrase that I often hear about the two certainties in life; one being death and the other being taxes.  To that, I would add a third, which is having to clean leaves in the fall. While I love the big oak trees that surround our house, the leaves are a lot of work to get off of the lawn and become even more problematic when they clog up the gutters.  Oak trees also have additional droppings in the spring, which makes cleaning out the gutters in our neighborhood a 2-3 times a year project.  When the gutters get clogged, the water that pours down the side of the house can also cause leaks or expensive ice dams in the winter.
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Building a Custom Grill Island

Weber Custom Grill Island Project

Custom Grill Island Project with Weber Summit S-660

For years I have wanted to build an outdoor grill island to give us space for entertainment, while not going too overboard in the New England climate where we will only get 4-5 months of use a year.  The thing about Grill Island is that there is no real standard, although a few companies do sell precast islands.  You can hire someone to take care of the whole thing for you which can be expensive or go the do it yourself route like I did. If you prefer the later, here is a quick cheat sheet on how to tackle the process.  A big thanks to Bill Burke at Stevens Burke for all his help.

1) Pick Your Grill: We decided to go with Weber’s S-660 Built-in Grill, which is actually a slide in model, making installation and repairs much easier. For more about this choice, please Read the Review.

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Cutting Your Cable, Internet or Phone Bill

Rising competition has meant that packages for phone, internet and cable are cheaper than ever. Additionally, these companies have spent so much money to acquire new customers that they will go to great lengths to keep you. If your plan is over six months old, chances are you are overpaying.

Call your phone, cable or internet company and tell them that a competitor has offered you a better deal to switch over and you are thinking taking the offer unless they can match it. A good rule of thumb is to shoot for 20-30% below what you are paying currently and to name the competitor i.e. Comcast, RCN. Continue reading

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Save at Least 10% at Home Depot & Lowes Every Time

If you Search on eBay, you will find many people selling coupons for both Lowe’s & Home Depot for 10%-20% off your entire purchase. It’s usually about $5-$7 for a package of five coupons. I have purchased these gift certificates many times, saving hundreds of dollars on my purchases. The best part is that both stores accept any competitor coupons, making them good at either location. Most of the coupons for sale are legitimate and have different SKU numbers. However, if you have any question as to the legitimacy once you receive them, use the coupon at the opposite store because both companies are unable to validate competitor’s coupons.

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