Archives by Month: January 2014

Apps to Discover Local Eats and Treats


We’ve all been there—when we’re hungry, but no one in the group can make a decision on where to eat. Whether its lunch, dinner, or a sweet dessert, there are so many restaurant options out there that it can be tough to choose. Luckily, there’s an app for that!

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Check out our top apps to discover new restaurants:

OpenTable

This app is most known for its ability to help you make reservations at over 20,000 restaurants in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. With OpenTable, you can also explore restaurants and earn reward points for each reservation.

Yelp

The most known and trusty app for helping you find the businesses you’re looking for. Yelp allows you to search for places to eat or drink then you can read reviews from an active community of locals.

Foodspotting

Focus on the food, not the restaurants with foodspotting! This app is a visual guide to good food and where to find it. Follow friends and experts to view their recommended dishes.

Clean Plates

If you live in New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn), Los Angeles, and Austin, TX, you’re in for a treat with this app that allows you to quickly and easily find the healthiest restaurants nearby.

Foursquare

Not only can you keep up and met up with friends on-the-go, but you can discover the best places nearby. Search local restaurants and read helpful tips from friends and other Foursquare users.

Do you love dining in rather than eating out? Check out these food and cooking apps to conquer the kitchen.

5 Ways to Make and Save Money in 2014


Still sticking to those New Year’s resolutions? Most of us have high aspirations for 2014 and the promises of a new year. Whether it’s being healthier, working out more, or getting a promotion, our goals are still in sight. In order to meet our goals and live a better life, it’s nice to have extra money on hand for the things we want and need the most. To help, we’ve compiled 5 ways to make and save money in 2014.

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  1. Get a job, start a business, find contract work. Whatever it is, find something that you can handle and that pays. Search online, ask friends and family, or just inquire at local establishments in person. Begin the job hunt for your first job or a new job and start spending smartly once the money begins rolling in.
  2. Save and budget. Once you have some form of income, look for ways to save and budget, or find ways to get a raise or pick up a secondary income. A quick way to save money is to eliminate excessive eating out. Instead, take the effort to spend a little extra time making substantial meals to keep you fuller longer without breaking the bank.
  3. Set aside money. As the cash (or paychecks) come in, make it a habit to set aside a certain portion of your earnings each pay period. Save it in a bank to collect interest and have on hand for emergencies or that new house you’ve been wanting for years. And as loose change piles up, collect it in an empty jar and save it for a rainy day.
  4. Avoid unnecessary spending. That candy bar you see while you’re waiting in the line to check out at the grocery store? Yeah, you don’t really need that. Avoid purchases that aren’t necessary. If you go to the store with a list of everything you need or want to get, stick to the list and you’ll be less likely to impulse buy.
  5. Sell electronics. Do you have old or barely-used electronics hanging around? Instead of letting them collect dust, sell them for money or trade them in for something you really want. With NextWorth you can easily sell electronics for top dollar without all the hassle. Whether it’s online or in-store, NextWorth will work with you to get a fair price for your old or unused gadgets. Earn and save money in just a few easy steps!

Want to upgrade your electronics? Use the NextWorth Discover prepaid card to receive a 5% bonus value on your next trade-In, on top of any promo codes already used.

CES 2014: Top Tech Announced


The Consumer Electronics Show took Las Vegas by storm last week with tech companies from across the globe showcasing their latest innovations. From robots, wearable tech, curved screens, to the Internet of things, booths showcased must-have tech items. Take a look at some of the key tech announced at CES 2014: More Smartphones: Sony announced theRead More

This Day in History: Apple iPhone in Review Part 2


January 9, 2007 would forever change the evolution of cellular devices. Steve Jobs announced a new mobile phone that would combine an iPod and phone with Internet communication—otherwise known as the iPhone. As we take a look at this day in history for Apple, it’s interesting to look at how far the iPhone has progressedRead More

Recap of the 2013 Trade-in Experience


2013 came and went bringing with it more opportunities for you to sell your electronics and trade-in unwanted gadgets. It really is the era of the consumer as you can choose from traditional trade-in companies, selling electronics in-store or online (i.e. NextWorth), tech retailers such as Best Buy and Radio Shack accept trade-ins, and wireless-carriersRead More