Option for Saving Money – Consider Using a Hipster PDAAugust 15th, 2014
iPhones, iPads, MacBook Pros et al. are wonderful gadgets but they’re also uber-pricey and possibly even addictive.
If you feel the need to have the latest and greatest [ fill in the blank with your favorite technology toy ] — and are spending more time online than in the real world, consider embracing the luddite within and fighting gadget lust by going “technology free” (at least at home).
For example, instead of using a fancy-schmancy iOS task manager such as OmniFocus, consider using a “Hipster PDA” – which is nothing more than a set of index cards held together by a rubber band. For additional organization, you can use color coded index cards!
Instead of a calendar application, use a paper calendar.
Instead of watching a streaming movie on an Apple TV, go outside and perceive the full worth of a sunset.
Instead of reading an e-book on an iPad, read an actual factual book (Curtis has 124,261 of them).
If these sound like they could be viable options for you, you can go through each of the home computer and smart phone applications that you use and seek out "real world" alternatives for them.
Then you can sell your gadgets on eBay (or somewhere else) and bank the proceeds.
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