Archives for Cheapskate

Podcast 1808 2/24/18:Rick Broida, The Cheapskate, 20th Anniversary Month


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Podcast 1739: Thanksgiving with the Cheapskate


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Podcast 1634 Back to School Computer Shopping with Rick Broida


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Podcast 1622 Rick Broida and Battlestar Recaptica


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Holiday Shopping with Cheapskate & Random Acts of Christmas Kindness


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Rick Broida & Windows 10: To Touch or Not to Touch

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Hour 1

King of Cheapskates Joins Feisty Panel

rick broidaOnce a month Rick Broida, noted cheapskate columnist, joins us in studio to talk about some of the latest cost saving/shaving issues.  This time around we have a rowdy panel of tech experts to challenge him.

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Gary Baker

Gary Baker, the original Internet Advisor, and co-founder of the show.

 

 

 

Ed Rudel

Ed Rudel, our right hand tech expert and uber-tinkerer.

 

 

 

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Bill Carver

Bill Carver, “The Guy” you call when you have trouble at Quicken Loans HQ.

 

 

 


 

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Click Here to Listen to a Discussion about Windows 10


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Click Here to Listen to Touch Or Not to Touch


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Hour 2            Answering Listener Questions

“Remember: The only dumb question … is the one you don’t ask!”

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10 reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 – Microsoft releases a 45 second video detailing 10 reasons to take advantage of the free


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Manage your passwords for free with Norton Identity Safe

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rick broidaAs I’ve said many times before, a password manager is an absolutely essential tool. That’s why I routinely share deals on products like LastPass and RoboForm Everywhere.

Although many of them offer freebie versions, those are usually limited to a desktop client, with no syncing with the Web or mobile apps. And, trust me, syncing is something you really want. I can’t tell you how often I end up needing a password or other personal info when I’m out and about.

Typically you have to pay $20 to $40 per year for the privilege, but there’s an often-overlooked gem that will cost you nothing:Norton Identity Safe. Though once part of Norton’s paid security-suite offerings, this password manager is now a standalone product — and a free one at that.

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Podcast 1519: The Gadget Guy Answers the Big Question & Listener Q & A

 

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Show Notes

Hour 1

Rick Broida the Gadget Guy and legendary Cheapskate answers:

The Big Question: What should I buy to replace my aging PC before Windows 10 arrives?  PC or Laptop?

Don’t miss this rousing discussion that is being repeated everywhere as the deadline for the launch of Windows 10 approaches in the summer of 2015. Rick Broida wants to replace his mother’s aging computer and Foster Braun needs to replace his wife Ginny’s aging, refurbished Core Duo PC to make the move to Windows 10. New desktop or laptop?   Is cheapest best?  Do you trust brand names?  Will a “new” out-of-lease or refurbished device fill the bill?  How do you buy for the future but keep within a budget?  All questions that we will tackle with the Gadget Guy, Rick Broida.

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Tips for specific computer user groups

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Free Utilities to Make your Computing Easier


Norton Identity Safe  (Important Note: A user just advised us that Norton also installs Norton Safe Search (a toolbar addon which


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Podcast 1447 Nov. 22, 2014 Holiday Shopping Preview with Rick Broida

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Show Notes:

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Is Black Friday Such a Good Deal?…and other holiday shopping issues

Rick BestRick Broida is not only our official “Cheapskate” but he is also our monthly guide to all the goodies and gadgets he gets to review.  Rick is a widely published commentator from HowTo.com to Time to CNet to Savings.com and a few other stops in between. You’re going to want to pay close attention and catch the tips, tricks and bargains that he has to point out at this gift giving time of year.

5 Insanely Good Deals That Make It Feel Like Black Friday All Year Long 

Click Here to Listen to Rick Talk about Kindle Fire, HP Stream 11, & Drone

Click Here to Listen to Rick talk about Moto G Phone & Pebble Watch


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Trapped in a Room with a Zombie is Rick Broida’s new business. First show Dec.12 at the historic Penobscot Building in downtown Detroit. Click Here for more information 

**Click for an IA Special Interview about Trapped in a Room with Zombies**


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Podcast 1426 June 28, 2014 : Rick Broida: Gadget Guy & Lauren and Tim Talk Wearable Tech

 

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Show Notes

Supreme Court Bans Aereo Services

aereo_scales-justice_content-2__largeOur crew commented briefly on this significant decision against innovation for consumers of digital content.  The Supreme Court overturned a lower court and ruled that Aereo violated the copyright privileges of TV broadcasters.

Click Here to Listen to Aereo Comment Open

Gadget Guy and Cheapskate Reviews

rick_broidaRick Broida, our very own Gadget Guy and Cheapskate extraordinaire brings us his month basket of reviews.

Buyer Beware: Penny Auction Sites

Click Here to Listen to Rick Broida’s Penny Auction Warning

Fitness Wearables Review

Lauren and Tim at WJRLauren Baker, (aka Gary’s daughter and most frequent guest on the show in 16 years) recently graduated from U of M with a degree in sports management and her friend Tim VanRiper (childhood friend and fellow Wolverine)  review a wealth of fitness devices.  So what’s worth the try and why?

Click Here to Listen to Lauren and Tim’s Fitness Devices Review

MiTechNews Report

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