We Love Consumer Reports

We love Consumer Reports. An important part of any capitalist democracy is freedom of the press. Without freedom of the press, large corporations would find it even easier to take advantage of their customers. Make no mistake about it…Consumer Reports is a vital publication for us all and we highly encourage every American to either…

Your Life Simplified: Cord Cutting Interview with freeTVee

This post contains the complete written transcript of the freeTV cord cutting interview with Mariner Wealth Advisors. Interviewer (Brian Leitner) Hello, and thank you for downloading another episode of your life simplified. My name is Brian Leitner and I’ll be the host of this episode. Today’s episode is near and dear to many of us.…

freeTVee Podcast Interview: Cut the Cord to Save Money.

In this podcast, Brian Cavanaugh, the founder of freeTVee, answers questions about cord cutting’s ability to save you money. We are grateful to the podcast team over at Your Life, Simplified. They cover all kinds of money saving tips, tricks and strategies. In previous episodes they covered topics as diverse as saving for college and…

Windows Security Scam

We just received a scam phone call at our office and we wanted to warn you about it whether you are a customer or not. This scam from overseas has been going on for a while and is documented on Microsoft.com. For more details, you can visit this Microsoft web page: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/i-received-a-call-from-the-windows-security/b5536f6a-c059-4ca5-8aef-88ca8c3d12e0 The call obviously…

How to fix 90% of Consumer Electronic Issues

To fix most consumer electronic devices, simply unplug from power. Wait 30 seconds. Plug back in. This simple process will fix most consumer electronic glitches. Speakers that don’t connect? Power cycle it! Phone giving you problems? Power cycle it! Is your streaming media player getting you down because it is stuck on a screen? Power…

Amazon Prime and WW2 Movies

As you may have read in my previous post, I enjoy WW2 movies. However, I also enjoy movies about groups of people solving really large problems together. Hidden Figures and Apollo 13 spring immediately to mind as some of my favorites in this genre. Recently, though, I discovered “Castles in the Sky” from the BBC…

What can I watch on my Antenna?

Nielsen released its viewership summary for 2018. Turns out the most popular shows and broadcast events are available for free with a properly installed outdoor / attic antenna.  Don’t believe it?  Check out the Nielsen Tops of 2018. Here are the top regularly scheduled programs watched in 2018 in the US: Roseanne – ABC (antenna…