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PostHeaderIcon Smart Weekend Reading – “Deodorize Your Undies With Coke” Edition


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The crew here at Rather-Be-Shopping.com has rounded up some good reading for the weekend that we all feel will make you smarter by Sunday evening. Look for a new edition of ‘Smart Weekend Reading’ every Friday.

  • Home Loan Seem To Good To Be True? Probably Is.
    Phil at The Consumerist gives some advice on how to make sure the website you are looking at for a home loan is legit. Tips involve looking for a physical address on the website and how to make sure website is secure. Bottom-line: Do your homework first.
    – Phil Villarreal
    The Consumerist.com
  • Save Money By Taking a Vacation
    Sound counter-intuitive? If you have traveled recently, you know it kind of is. But the tip here from Donna is to turn off utilities like your phone service when taking a long trip. I had never heard of this practice before although it makes perfect sense. I plan on trying this next time I pack up the family in the minivan for a big road trip.
    – Donna Freedman
    MSN Smart Money.com
  • Can you afford to retire?
    That is the question Jean tackles on a recent Today Show segment. If you feel you are NOT in a position to retire due to a large mortgage you have to change your lifestyle right now. Jean recommends running the numbers so you know when you can retire on your current salary and retirement savings. Great tips, go check it out.
    – Jean Chatzky
    Today Show.com
  • Ditching Bank of America?
    My wife and I are actually going to be dumping BofA, and there $5 monthly debit card fee, and opting for a local credit union. So when I saw Farnoosh’s article on the best way to switch banks I was all over it. She offers some great tips on dealing with outstanding checks and other things you need to be aware of when switching.
    – Farnoosh Torabi
    CBS MoneyWatch
  • Deodorize Your Undies With Coke
    Ever tried it? Well, Adam at Lifehacker got word that Coca-Cola can do the job “thanks to the carbonic and phosphoric acid inside”. So next time you got undies or anything else that has a bad case of the nasties, give Coke classic a try. It is suppose to work great on grease stains and blood as well.
    – Adam Dachis
    Lifehacker.com
  • Keep Halloween Frugal This Year
    Ashley over at Wisebread has put together a list of resources designed to keep Halloween frugal as well as tips on building and maintaining a frugal coupon strategy. Some excellent weekend reading.
    – Ashley Jacobs
    Wisebread.com

Did you find any other smart or funny articles this past week that you think we should share? Please leave a comment below and we will check them out.

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PostHeaderIcon Walter Isaacson Reveals Steve Jobs’ Family Photos, Discusses Family Life


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Here is an interesting clip from the 60 Minutes interview with Walter Isaacson about the new Steve Jobs biography. CBS’ Steve Kroft talks with Isaacson about Jobs’ relationship with his wife and kids, and shares some never before seen photos from Jobs’ private life. Isaacson said Jobs’ 16 year old daughter called him and asked to be interviewed. He cleared it with her mother first, and then talked with her. His daughter wanted to tell Isaacson that even though her dad worked a lot and wasn’t there with them as much as he would have liked, that she understood and loved him. The photos of Jobs’ wedding and his family vacations are quite interesting. It’s a side of Jobs’ life that he kept very private, and is quite touching.
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PostHeaderIcon 5 Hottest Toys for Christmas 2011


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We have done the pain-staking research (not really) and have come up with the 5 toys that will be on everybody’s lips and lists this Christmas. Demand will exceed supply on most of the these toys, so you had better buy early if you are in the market. Also, by buying early you can usually get a better deal then if you waited until the last minute. Drum-roll please…

#1 Let’s Rock Elmo

I saw this displayed at our local Target store and it is hilariously real. You could easily fool most toddlers into believing this is the real Elmo. Elmo’s entire body moves with the beat as he plays the drums and tambourine. Elmo also comes with his own microphone so he can belt out his favorite tunes. I like the interactivity as you can also buy a guitar or keyboard and play along with the furry red monster.

Best Bets:
~ Target.com – $58.99
~ Amazon.com – $69.99
~ Walmart.com – $54.88  – BEST PRICE

#2 LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet

Sometimes products come along that actually make learning fun. The LeapPad Tablet, for ages 4-9,  is in that category. This is essentially an iPad for kids. It includes a built-in camera and video recorder, 2BG of memory, and a 5″ touch screen. It also comes with 4 buit-in apps that will spark your child’s imagination. The best part of the LeapPad is the interactive aspect as each app let’s the child play fun and educational games and songs. It’s a really cool toy, and for me to say that about an “educational” game is really saying something. as I tend to find most a complete bore.

Best Bets:
Target.com – $99.99
Amazon.com – $99.00
Walmart.com – $99.00

#3 Angry Birds: Knock On Wood Game

Mattel has caught on to the Angry Birds app phenomena and come out with a real life version of the game. In the game you draw cards, build castles, and knock them down. First one to 100 points wins! Awesome, looks like fun, especially on Christmas day with the entire family. Genius idea as I can’t count the number of times I have been standing in a long line and witnessed countless kids playing Angry Birds on their Mom’s iPhone.

Best Bets:
Target.com – $16.99
Amazon.com – $29.99
Walmart.com – $14.77  – BEST PRICE

#4 Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures

Just plug this bad boy into your Xbox 360 and let the adventures begin. If you’re not familiar with the Kinect system, it is very similar to your Nintendo Wii as the system mimics your body movements and brings a whole new level of interaction. I would also add that in my opinion it is much more realistic than the Wii and the movements that it senses are much more defined as your body becomes the controller. No more controllers flying through your 55″ Plasma HDTV. If you have kids, I would highly recommend Dance Central and Kinect Sports, both will provide hours of family fun. Don’t be afraid to shake your money maker this Christmas morning.

Best Bets:
Buy.com – $149.00
Amazon.com – $139.95  – BEST PRICE
Walmart.com – $189.99

#5 Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS

The Nerf-N-Strike is fully automatic and shoots 30 feet. Sold! My son has several Nerf guns, even a cross bow, and we’ve had a ton of fun with them. So when I saw Nerf had come out with a fully automatic version I…..um, I mean my son…..was quite excited. In case you were wondering, they shoot these little Nerf darts with Velcro on one end. The features of this gun include a pop-out bipod (which doubles as a handle), a removable shield, and a full auto clip system blaster with 60 darts.

Best Bets:
Target.com – $49.99
Amazon.com – $45.99  – BEST PRICE
Walmart.com – $49.97

Any cool toys you have seen or heard about that we should add to this list? Please leave a comment below.

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