Outside of essentials (food, clothing, shelter), I don't buy things for my kids. They each get an allowance and any toys, video games, etc. they want come out of their allowance. To make sure they think about purchases and don't get caught up in impulse spending, they have to wait one week from the time they tell me… » 1/20/15 4:20pm 1/20/15 4:20pm

Android Lollipop has taken away lock screen widgets, which I was using to display ICE info from a ColorNote text file. Any suggestions on a replacement that will allow text to be displayed on the lock screen? Right now I'm using the owner info, but it's so long that it needs to be scrolled, which makes it difficult to… » 11/21/14 9:12am 11/21/14 9:12am

I second this. My family took a trip to Disney World this past January and the Touring Plans site made a huge difference. Besides wait times for rides, they show you attendance figures for every day of the year. That alone was a godsend as it helped me to figure out the best time to go. You can plan your whole trip… » 6/02/14 11:51am 6/02/14 11:51am

You can also add birthdays, anniversaries, and other important dates you've added for your Google contacts. Just click the drop-down button next to "Other Calendars" and you'll find the "Contacts' birthdays and events" calendar. Click the Subscribe link and you're set. Once it's set up, any new contact information… » 4/11/14 12:25pm 4/11/14 12:25pm

The missing piece of advice though is that if you overpaid by a large amount this year, adjust your withholdings and then schedule an automatic transfer to your savings or payment to your loan/credit card so that you don't wind up squandering the extra money next year. » 4/10/14 2:06pm 4/10/14 2:06pm

I noticed the same thing about the Dropbox cert when I checked it via Firefox. However, using an online cert checking tool from DigiCert, I see the same info that LastPass shows when searching for dropbox.com. The result when searching for www.dropbox.com is the same as what I see viewing the certificate with Firefox. » 4/10/14 10:25am 4/10/14 10:25am

I played Spent one time & it seems rigged to me. First, it assumes you have a kid: at least two things that sucked money away from me were because of my supposed kid. Second, it assumes you drive like an idiot: I got a speeding ticket. It seems like the point of the game is to demonstrate a worst-case scenario where… » 2/21/14 9:54am 2/21/14 9:54am