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6 October 2010

What Sounds Better: Skype/Google Video Chat for Free or Cisco’s Umi for $275 per Year

What sounds like a better deal? Unlimited minutes of video chatting over Cisco’s new home based telepresence system called the “Umi” for $25 per month? or… Unlimited minutes of free video chatting on Google video chat or Skype video chat on your home personal computer, laptop, and/or an array of mobile devices of your choosing. […]

26 August 2010

Google Voice & Phone: Free All-In-One Communications Platform

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Internet is the greatest disintermediation force the business world has ever seen and middlemen the world over are being eliminated. Yesterday, Google announced it has added a “you can call any phone right from Gmail” feature into it’s extremely popular free email service. Google has […]

15 February 2010

Keeping In Touch is Expensive, but Getting Cheaper

Have you ever stopped to consider how much money you’re paying to keep in touch? I’m betting that a good percentage of you haven’t. Not yet anyway! If you actually take the time to add up the amount of money you dish out every month to pay for the Holy Trinity of telecom cash cows […]

5 January 2010

Why Pay Gym Membership & Personal Trainer Fees when YouTube is Free?

To get a change of pace from my normal push ups, sit ups and treadmill routine, I thought it would be a nice change of pace to go back to free weights 2 to 3 times a week or use a few high tech cardio machines (elliptical machines, rowing machines, etc.). So I popped into […]

3 December 2009

Giving ‘MagicJack’ a Honest Try

If you’ve been following the SF blog for a while, you’ll know that I’ve been on something of a cost cutting binge in order to excise as many cash flow leeches from my wallet as I possibly can. This has been accomplished with some very easy frugal lifestyle substitutions and a few lesser known money […]

17 June 2009

5 Healthy Dishes from the Victory (Suburban) Garden for Under One Dollar

I’ve raised a small container vegetable garden on my deck going on five years now.  Fresh herbs (oregano, cilantro, basil, etc), tomatoes and a few other easily grown veggies have been added to the list over the years. Yesterday, I came upon the realization that nearly every lunch I’ve had for the last two weeks […]

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