Welcome fine readers of The Simple Dollar! Today, we’re going to cover my best practices for laptop shopping. I’ve never covered this topic in depth here before, though I have other places. Given the kindness of Drew over at TSD reaching out to me for feedback and advice on the topic for their own site, I figured it’s time to finally delve into the fullness of that topic here with a few pointers. Let’s get started!
Today’s post is almost going to be a guide in and of itself, bordering lightly on an Ask Daley. It has been in development for a long time, and it was inspired by a rather detailed set of questions by a reader/acquaintance through the MMM forums. A gentleman that we’ll refer to as K contacted me about internet and television services while living on the road, retired, out of an RV. He and his wife were considering a setup of over $215/month, was exploring options, and asked for feedback. Although this is targeted at RV enthusiasts, there’s plenty of clever and useful things here for anyone looking to go less minimalist on mobile services than what the guide recommends to pick and choose from without breaking the bank. The following is what came out of this exchange…
Hey everybody, I’m climbing back into the saddle here and starting off with a question from a reader about Google Voice, the Republic Wireless plans and my past advice. Chris P. writes:
Today’s installment of Ask Daley is a follow-up from Karen out in Southwest Colorado. Normally, I don’t post follow-up questions as a feature article, but the subject material overlaps with a topic I’ve been meaning to address for a while now that can help others: how to shop for a used cell phone. On with the question!
With today’s Ask Daley, we have a question from Dorkus who I encountered through the MMM Forums. The question is regarding alternatives to cable boxes and providing streaming media to the family television, and the best devices for doing so. Dorkus writes: