Amazon | BEST PRICE: Laptop Deals

Amazon | BEST PRICE: Laptop Deals

2018 HP 15.6″ HD (1366 x 768) Flagship High Performance Laptop PC, Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8250U Quad-Core, 12GB DDR4, 2TB HDD, DVD RW, Windows 1

  • Windows 10 Home, Intel UHD Graphics 620 with up to 6230 MB total graphics memory; 15.6-inch diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366×768) display
  • 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U Quad-Core processor, 1.60 GHz can up to 3.4GHz, 12GB DDR4 SDRAM, 2TB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive
  • RJ-45, 2 x USB 3.1, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Headphone output/Microphone input combo, Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE LAN
  • Bluetooth, Webcam, 802.11ac, Media Reader, HD Audio with stereo speakers, Full-size island-style keyboard with numeric keypad
  • DVD-Writer, 0.94″ Thin, 4.3lbs Weight, Battery: 3-cell lithium-ion, Color: Marine Blue
  • Specs
  • Color: Marine Blue
  • Operating system: Windows 10 Home
  • Display: 15.6-inch diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366×768) display
  • Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768
  • Processor: Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8250U Quad-Core processor, 1.60 GHz can up to 3.4GHz
  • Memory: 12GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • Hard drive: 2TB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive
  • Ports: 2 x USB 3.1, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Headphone output/Microphone input combo, Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE LAN, RJ-45
  • Video: Intel HD Graphics 620
  • Media Card Reader: yes
  • Optical Drive: DVD+/-RW
  • Wireless connectivity: 802.11ac and Bluetooth
  • Built-in HD webcam with microphone: YES
  • Battery: 3-cell lithium-ion
  • Bluetooth: YES
  • Dimensions(inches): 14.95″ x 9.99″ x 0.94″
  • Weight(pounds): 4.3 pounds

Acer Aspire 5, 15.6″ Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, GeForce MX150, 8GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB SSD

The new Aspire 5 Series is the perfect laptop for every need. It packs a beautiful 15.6″ Full HD screen, solid performance and the latest WiFi into an attractive design that’s easy to place in a backpack and take to class. This budget friendly laptop has all the essentials you need so you can quickly browse the Web, manage a budget, or catch up on schoolwork.

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)
  • 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) ComfyView widescreen LED-backlit display
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
  • 8GB DDR4 Dual Channel Memory & 256GB SSD
  • 802.11ac WiFi (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • 1 – USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 port, 1 – USB 3.0 Port & 2 – USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 – HDMI port
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 4-cell Li-Ion (3220 mAh) Battery, Up to 7 Hours Battery Life
  • Windows 10 Home

Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 – 13.3″ Touch Display – 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U – 8GB Memory – 1TB Hard Drive – Theoretical Gray

The Inspiron 5000 2-in-1s have a sleek new design that emphasizes more screen and less bezel, focusing your attention toward the brilliant wide-angle display. A versatile 360 hinge enables four modes to suit your environment. Use laptop mode for typing out a paper, tent mode for working in shallow footprint spaces like a kitchen counter or workbench, stand mode for streaming your favorite movie or tablet mode for keeping up on social media. Wide-viewing-angle IPS screens provide a clear view in all of these modes. The latest processors from Intel handle today’s software easily and provide zippy, responsive performance. With Windows 10, you’ll experience fast start-ups, a familiar yet expanded Start menu, and great new ways to get stuff done.

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
  • 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 up to[16GB], (additional memory sold separately)
  • 1TB 5400 RPM [SATA] (HDD), No Optical Drive
  • 13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS True-life LED-Backlit Touch Display with Wide Viewing Angles-IR Camera
  • Be more productive. Windows 10 is the best for bringing ideas forward and getting things done

Dell Gaming Laptop – 15″ FHD, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD+1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050TI, Windows 10 Home, Black

Dell Gaming

Dell gaming machines are engineered with the specific, demanding needs of the gaming audience in mind. From the latest processor to powerful discrete graphics cards, they make every experience more intense and real.

Graphically superior: Powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory allows you to game at higher settings with crystal-clear detail and smooth, realistic gameplay for a more immersive on-screen experience.

Stunning from every angle: Gameplay appears sharp from virtually every angle on the 15″ screen with a wide-viewing angle with in-plane switching, and an FHD anti-glare display.

Engineered for gaming excellence

More power. Better gameplay: 8th Gen Intel core I7 processor provide responsive, powerful performance whether you’re gaming, streaming videos, or working on CPU-intensive projects.

Stay cool under pressure: Dual fans let you experience uninterrupted gaming while your system stays cool.

Built for speed: 256GB Solid State Drive (Boot) + 1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive storage ensures faster performance and better reliability, and a new Ethernet port supports full 100/1000 Gigabit connections for quick performance.

Improved wireless: With a fast, long-range 802.11ac WiFi, you can take advantage of the superior .11ac routers for a responsive, stable wireless performance.

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6″ FHD IPS w/ 144Hz Refresh Rate, Intel 6-Core i7-8750H, Overclockable GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD

  • Offer valid for purchases ONLY shipped and sold by Amazon.com: Receive Activision Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 with Purchase – Valid 10/21/18–04/31/19 or while supplies last. An email with the code and redemption instructions will be emailed 5 to 8 days after purchase.
  • 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H 6-Core Processor (Up to 4.1GHz) with Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Overclockable Graphics with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
  • 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display (144Hz Refresh Rate, 300nit Brightness & 72% NTSC )
  • 16GB DDR4 2666MHz DRAM Memory & 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD | Extra empty accessible slot for 2.5 inch hard drive or SSD
  • Gigabit Wi-Fi |Backlit Keyboard | USB 3.1 (Type C) | Dual All-Metal AeroBlade 3D Fan Cooling | Metal Chassis
  • PredatorSense gaming control panel, providing customization and control of gaming features, including system temperature, CPU fan speed and system fan speed.
  • Up to 7-hours of battery life

 

Amazon | BEST PRICE: H&R Block Tax Software

Amazon | BEST PRICE: H&R Block Tax Software

Amazon has H&R Block Software on sale. This is a great price and the software is super easy to put together. The Deluxe + State is just $18.

This chart can help you choose which is the best software.

Amazon GOOD DEAL & COUPON: Avery Big Tab Insertable Dividers

Amazon GOOD DEAL & COUPON: Avery Big Tab Insertable Dividers

There is a 15% off coupon for both the 5 Tab & 8 Tab.

  • Sturdy dividers that offer more printing space and secure inserts
  • Big Tab design provides 1.5 times more writing space
  • Double-sided gold reinforced holes provide extra durability
  • Three-hole punched and ready to use
  • Unique tab design allows easy access and prevents inserts from falling out

ibotta: Brand new reward program

Ibotta is a brand new reward program where you do tasks for products you are already borrow and then you earn money back. I’m just starting to use it so I really haven’t fully had the ability to test it out, but

My understanding is
1. You sign up for an account.
2. You download the app for iPhone or Android.
3. You look for products you are going to buy. Click on earn and then you will perform tasks. These tasks could be reading information, filling out a survey, or watching a movie.
4. You’ll scan your receipt and upc code.
5. Then you’ll be paid or you can donate the money to a school.

Looking forward to seeing how much can be earned. Sign up now!

Thinking about Taxes

I’m already starting to think about taxes as we try to make our last minute donations to organizations. This year we took a moment to try to decide what was important to us and made sure that we add some of these organizations in our donation plans. Next year, our plan is to hit some of the places we haven’t hit in a few years. The girls also had an opportunity to donate household items and clothing today.

Last year, I used H&R Block to do our taxes. It was pretty simple and I was finished by the first week in February. So we had our returns before President’s Day. I think it is the most efficient I have ever been.

Most of the H&R Block Products are deeply discounted. It’s up to 5 federal e-files. And software for 1 state, but you pay additional price to file state.

H&R Block At Home Premium (Online)


H&R Block At Home Premium (Online)

Quicken 2013

We use Quicken to do all of our budgeting and finances. I like it better than Mint for my overall tool because I can plan my bills and expenses for the next two months. One of the frustrating things I have felt is that I can only access it on my home computer. I want to be able to see everything from my phone or tablet. I want to know whats coming up in case someone else wants to use this computer. I also wanted to be able to access the finances without having to remote desktop into my computer if I happen to be out of town. Because of this, I have been using Mint to do budgeting and keep track of things and Quicken to do my planning.

Apparently in Quicken 2013, I can access my financials from multiple devices. I haven’t decided if I’m going to purchase this or look to an online tool, but I’m curious what other people are using. Does anyone else have a running list in their ledger with the next month’s worth of bills?

Quicken Deluxe 2013 [Download]