Shopping 101: Be Savvy! (6/15/19 Part 1)

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Are you getting ready for back to school shopping? Got to get stuff you need? Looking for some upgrades? Well, we’re here to help!

Shopping Basics – Part 1

  1. Set a budget.
  2. List what it’ll be used for.
  3. List what you NEED
  4. List what you want (negotiable, be honest)
  5. Research / read reviews
  6. Look for gotchas / additional buys (not everything comes with everything)
  7. Spending too much or too little is bad, but differently so. Do you need to revise the budget?
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Shopping 101: Where to buy, how to pay (6/15/19 Part 2)

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So, you’ve figured out what you want to buy. You’ve done the research, you’ve set your budget, and now… TO BUY THE THING!

Shopping Basics – part 2

Oh, if only it was quite that simple.

We live in a “buyer beware” world, and you need to look after yourself. So, we’ll be covering a few things you’ll need to ask yourself!

  • Where to buy? Local or Online?
  • Are there reviews of the store?
  • Return policy? Customer service?
  • Paying for it (paypal, credit, debit)
  • Extended Warranties: yay or nay?
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Tis the Season for Disaster Preparedness (6/8/19 Part 1)

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Its Hurricane Season! Yay! Are you ready for the possibilities the season brings?

Hurricane Prep, General

We talk about getting ready for disaster readiness in general. When is the best time to get ready? Now! Now is the time!

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Free! Free! But is it? (5/18/19 Part 1)

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Its been said, “if you’re not paying for it, you’re the product.” Its also been said, “the first one is free!”

How Free Is it?

When things are free or even cheap, is there a price you’re not seeing up front? How are they making their money? What’s the real cost?

We talk about that this hour!

NOTE: Due to a tech glitch, part of the show is missing.  Hey, they even happen to us, sometimes!

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Lock boxes and Gambling… uhm… (5/18/19 Part 2)

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From https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2019/05/13/the-aboxolypse

So, your friend plays a game. And in that game there are these boxes that show up. And they’re just a dollar (or so) to open. You could win some cool stuff if you’re lucky! No big deal, right?

Loot!

Well, it turns out they’re big money.

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Virtual Reality update for Summer 2019! (5/11/19 Part 1)

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Summer is staring us in the face! Well, chronologically. Its already pretty how. Good grief.

VR with Ben!

Anyhow, Mr. Ben will be talking about VR, new stuff going on, and uses for this technology! Yes, its not just for games!

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Learning with Mr. Ben! (5/11/19 Part 2)

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Learning is a skill. Its a skill you can practice and improve, too. This is great since there’s online resources, books, and more!

Learning with Ben!

And its easier to learn when you can have someone who’ll help you along the way one-on-one! Ben Howard teaches at Maui EdVenture / UH Maui plus does private tutoring!

We also take your calls, because we love them!

Maui Computer Learning

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