Wednesday, October 10

Are you an audiophile that loves the newest connected home products?

Superior Bose sound. Unlimited entertainment possibilities. The new Bose family of smart speakers and soundbars has built-in voice control from Amazon Alexa that puts millions of songs at the tip of your tongue. And with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® compatibility, you can wirelessly stream whatever you want, however you want. Check out the Bose Smart Speakers over at BestBuy.

Plus, future software updates will add new features. Control goes way beyond voice. Enjoy one-touch access to the music you love or manage it all from the Bose Music app.

Want more music in more rooms? The new Bose family of smart speakers and soundbars works together. The Bose Soundbar 700, designed to be the world’s best soundbar, delivers an unmatched combination of sophisticated design and exceptional sound. The stylish Bose Soundbar 500 has a thin profile that fits discreetly under your TV, while its powerful acoustics fill the room with sound. And the Bose Home Speaker 500 delivers the widest sound of any smart speaker. This is a sponsored post.

Tuesday, October 9

See it. Stream it. Check out the Google Chromecast at BestBuy & Made By Google.

Check out the Google Chromecast at BestBuy & Made By Google #Ad 

Did you know you can watch movies, shows, live TV, YouTube, and photos streaming on your TV from all your family's devices?

Stream from your phone to TV by plugging the Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV and to power and stream your favorite entertainment right from your phone with just a tap. Watch shows, listen to playlists, and more. And while streaming, you can still use your phone as you normally do.

Easily works with the streaming apps you know and love. Enjoy TV shows, movies, videos, songs, games, sports and more from over 2000 apps like Netflix, YouTube, YouTube TV, and HBO NOW.

Start streaming with just your voice Just say what you want to watch from compatible apps and control your TV hands-free, with Chromecast and Google Home working seamlessly together.

“Ok Google, play Stranger Things from Netflix on my living room TV.”

Upgrade your TV for less Expand your home entertainment without buying a new TV. It's so affordable you can get one for every TV in the house.

High-speed wireless connectivity Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required and sold separately).

Compatible with your existing HDTV Easily connects to high-definition televisions with HDMI connectivity.

Subscriptions are required to view some content.

Google Home, Chromecast, and compatible content required to cast to a TV using Google Home.

Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.

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Thursday, September 20

Check out the new Sony noise cancelling headphones over at Best Buy.

"One good thing about music - when it hits you, you feel no pain.." - B. Marley

Wether it's music, movies, or audible books - it's always a roller coaster of emotions. Sony's new Noise Cancelling headphones do just that, makes sounds clearly without the noise of the outside world.

With Amazing Product Specs:

Industry-leading noise canceling: Sony’s proprietary HD Noise Canceling Processor QN1 brings the WH-1000XM3 to the pinnacle of noise cancellation.

Premium Sound: The 40mm drivers with Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragms are Hi-Res Audio compatible, reproducing a full range of frequencies.

All-day listening with quick charging: Listen all day with up to 30 hours of playback and quick charging that gives five hours of playback with just 10 minutes of charge time.

Smart Listening: Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control automatically detects your activity and balances noise canceling levels accordingly.

Find out more info on Sony's new Sound Cancelling headphones by going to Best Buy,

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Saturday, September 8

How I bought a home. Don't be discouraged by traditional lenders.

Thanks to Virginia real estate, just this year we bought our first home.  It's one of those things as a renter of 15 years that we had worked hard on building our credit up, never had an eviction. We bought cars and were finaced on the spot, but going through our bank traditionally for a mortgage for pre-qualification on a home that was still hundreds less for a mortgage with mortgage insurance than our rent we still were getting the run around and referred to lenders the agents all worked together with.  I didn't like that.  I knew what our credit was, I knew we were getting the run around to try to be forced into using the people the realtor used. Even if we had bad credit, there are plenty of bad credit loans.

Don't fall for that.  Always do your research.  There are plenty of ways that will work with all types of credits (Free ways to check your credit score,) and even find you Home grants your family may qualify for.  Those are the good lenders.  The ones that see your family as a family, and not just as a comission.  Associates is a conforming and non-conforming mortgage brokerage firm, specializing in alternative lending resources and flexible underwriting guidelines. Associates home loans was created to help those individuals to obtain mortgage financing who had struggled with problems such as bankruptcy, foreclosure, and loss of income due to circumstance beyond their control. Just because one bank or lender tells you no, don't give up on the American dream of owning your own home.

I also found out a lot of banks will not let you buy the forclosed homes because of them needing a few repairs, the home I bought was $18000 after purchase price and reality lawyer/title fee's.  I found a local lawyer near the home I was purchasing because it seemed every house (I won't say the huge realities name) I linked the realtor I was using was off the market after I linked her to it.  It was just easier for me to get a lender myself, pre-qualified, and leave out the realtor and hire a real estate attorney that the realtor would have charged me for anyways.

Like I said, don't be discouraged when buying a house just because a realtor, a bank, or a traditional mortgage broker is telling you one thing.   Always ask around, youd be surprised at how many lenders there are that want to help you. Especially if they see you are working, renting, trying, have a few thousands to put down, or can point you in the right direction to see if you qualify for any grants that cover closing costs or if the seller is willing to cover the closing costs or any fixes before the sale.

Before buying a home I had the impression only people with a lot of money could own a home because my bank made me feel like we couldn't afford a $150000 home yet or had spent x10 that on rent over the years.  Just try, don't give up.  We are all trying, and have dreams of bigger things.  Just try other lenders that are known for taking a chance on good people.

Thursday, July 26

Check out the newest updates on MEGABLAST and BLAST Speakers! Pretty impressive specs.

Just in time for summer, Ultimate Ears announced new updates for MEGABLAST and BLAST portable speakers to help them get smarter and better over time. New experiences for MEGABLAST and BLAST include:

Enhanced controls on the Ultimate Ears app: You can now control volume remotely from the app, which is especially useful if you have your music cranked up loud and want to use Alexa. You can also check battery status in two ways - either through the app, or right from the speaker by pressing the “+/-” volume buttons simultaneously. Starting in May, you can personalize your sound for any artist or music genre with the custom equalizer (EQ).

Voice control on Spotify and more (coming soon): Just ask “Alexa, play my Discover Weekly” or any music from Spotify on MEGABLAST and BLAST. Spotify will soon join other Amazon Alexa supported music services such as Amazon Music, Deezer and TuneIn globally; and Pandora, iHeartRadio and SiriusXM in the U.S. -- use your voice to control music from these streaming services over Wi-Fi. On Bluetooth, you can enjoy music from any of your favorite music services.

Check out more information on
Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST:  &
Ultimate Ears BLAST:

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BestBuy Photography Workshop Tour Dates Beginning July 28.

Did you know BestBuy does Photography Workshops? Whether you are a Beginner (Ask the Free In-Store Camera Experience experts what camera questions you have at any location) or Intermediatethere will be a BestBuy Workshop for you.  Photography Workshop Tours for Intermediates has a lot of extras but Available in:

Seattle, San Diego, Houston, Atlanta, Tampa, New York City and Minneapolis on 7/28 -

These are half-day excursions where you’ll get the chance to work with pro photographers & our Camera Experience Shop experts to conduct 4 individual photo shoots. - You’ll get to test & try an array of lenses & accessories to truly unleash what’s possible with photography, learn to think like a pro & walk away with some amazing photos. - At the end of the day in addition to lunch you’ll get a bag of camera goodies + if you share your photos on social media with the #BestBuyPhotoWorkshops you’ll be entered to win Best Buy gift cards or a dream photography package!

The intermediate events cost $50 – but you’ll easily make this up with the giveaways, lunch, transportation, and the priceless opportunity to work with pros!

If you are a beginner the Camera Experience Shop experts will help you in Store and then you can take the Immediate Workshop that's available again on 10/20 and 1/19.

The In-Store Photography Workshops for Beginners are FREE - Do you want to improve your photo game but you’re not quite ready for the Tours? Start with a free in-store photography workshop! - Only 2 hours long, these will cover the photography basics & allow you 1:1 interaction with our Camera Experience Shop Experts to walk through your camera’s settings.  Once you’re done, take the next step into the upcoming Photography Workshop Tours on 10/20 and 1/19. You're can sign-up to be notified when these go live for registration in the fall/winter.

All of this is possible thanks to Best Buy’s Camera Experience Shop. - It’s essentially like visiting a specialty camera store, right in the middle of your local Best Buy -They have expert help in the form of our Camera Experience Shop Experts who go through intensive photography training & are all photo enthusiasts themselves - There’s an expanded assortment of cameras, lenses & accessories that you won’t find in other locations. Plus you can get hands on with all the cameras & test and try them in the store

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Save $100 on the new HP envy x360 Laptop at BestBuy. Limited time!

Are you looking for a new laptop with some of the best specs out there? Touch Screen, Flipable 360 folding LED Screen that's available in 13 or 15 in, that's much, much nicer than a tablet. Or are you like me? I like to look/purchase Gifts throughout the year so on Holidays you aren't trying to budget just one month to make Gifts happen.

There is a promotion that ends on July 28, 2018 for $100 off on the Envy x360! (HP Envy 13in) (HP Envy 15in)

Check the Product Specs for the new HP Envy x360 Laptop:

Windows 10 operating system Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›

Built for Windows Ink Quickly jot down notes and ideas with ease.

Full HD touch screen The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Natural finger-touch navigation makes the most of Windows 10. IPS technology for wide viewing angles. Energy-efficient WLED backlight.

8GB system memory for advanced multitasking Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.

360° flip-and-fold design Offers versatile functionality with laptop, audience, tabletop, presentation and tablet modes.

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