iRobot's Roomba 690 vacuum offers lots of functionality for the price, including control via smartphone and support for voice commands through smart home devices. I finally had my wood floors down and I wanted something that could clean them every day.  We try out the Roomba 960 and the affordable 690 and go through our test.  These are Amazons best pick for vacuums.   irobot5.jpg

  • Clean and schedule from anywhere with the iRobot HOME App; compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
  • Patented 3-Stage Cleaning System and Dual Multi-Surface Brushes pick up everything from small particles to large debris
  • Dirt Detect sensors alert Roomba to work harder on concentrated areas of dirt, such as high-traffic zones of your home
  • Full suite of intelligent sensors guide the robot under and around furniture to help thoroughly clean your floors. Filters captures fine dust and debris
  • Auto-Adjust Cleaning Head automatically adapts its height to effectively clean carpets and hard floors
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As I improved my backyard and prepared for the summer.  I decided I needed some added security to monitor the area.  My personal options were "Arlo", "Canary"and "Ring".  Since I already had Ring and Canary devices.  I decided what the best choice was between the two and what was the best options as well.  Here's the review.

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Protect and monitor your home with Spotlight Cam Wired, a plugged-in HD security camera that lets you see, hear and speak to anyone on your property from your phone, tablet and PC.
Spotlight Cam Wired plugs into standard power outlets to give you non-stop power, so you’ll never need to charge a battery. It also comes with everything you need to get your Cam setup in just minutes

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April 12, 2018

Apple HomePod Review

I've had the Homepod for about a month,  so I'm a little used to having it and using it.  I decided its about time i give my opinion on this new addition to the Apple family.  I'm reviewing it from a sound, look and functionality perspective. I give my opinion on the pluses and minuses of the Homepod and what I hope Apple would be doing next with the product.

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HomePod is a powerful speaker that sounds amazing and adapts to wherever it's playing. It's the ultimate music authority, bringing together Apple Music and Siri to learn your taste in music. It's also an intelligent home assistant, capable of handling everyday tasks — and controlling your smart home.

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We end the year with how spending  around this time is so stressful because of ignorance, obligations or just commitment. We kinda give some ideas when and why spending should be smart, strategic and needful.   Also the dumb commitment of New Years resolutions.  Is there a good way of following goals other than national holidays? We use our myth buster segement to relate to the Origins of New years resolutions from further back than most would imagine.

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The team returns just in time to discuss the Tax Bill that has signed into Law by the Trump.  We talk about the different changes and how we perceive the changes will effect us.   As three different perspectives gather their thoughts (single, married with child, married towards retirement)
​​​​​​​We split off and start talking about voting and why is it so hard for people to vote or vote against morality, ethics and morality.

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December 21, 2017

M3 recap (roommates)

This episode we touch on the roommate issue  from the last episode and we get to discuss this weeks Myth busters.  This weeks myths buster is all about healthy foods. 

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This episode of  M3 Chaz and I join another member from the "Welcome to the Wall" crew to discuss a smart and ambitious investment of owning a home together.  We talk budgeting and how to separate cost within one household.  Good talk for anyone entertaining roommates.

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Tonight Chaz and I discuss investments people can look at as an alternative to savings accounts. We discuss stocks, mutual funds, money markets, CD's and just options other than sitting your money in an account that will only give you less than 0.5%.   Some of the Welcome to the wall crew joins us to discuss financial options early in their life.

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Today Chaz and I  return to our financial series with revisiting plans we helped Jermey with on our last Financial episode.  The major long term goals we had Jermeey addressing were A new bank account, a credit card and what would be his new living arrangement (purchase and renting).  We get something totally unexpected but hold on to hope that our advice would not fall on deaf ears.

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