Review: RazorMax By myCharge

I blame it on the baby, since I am constantly taking photos and videos of him, but my iPhone always seems to be dying these days! Enter the incredible power bank RazorMax by myCharge. Crafted from anodized aluminum, the 6000mAh RazorMax delivers an extra 27 hours talk time to your smartphone — yes, you read that correctly: an extra 27 hours!!! This powerbank comes equipped with two USB ports and is perfect for charging two devices at once. With a 2.4A output, the RazorMax portable charger is great for charging tablets and other power thirsty devices. Also, myCharge offers FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $10.

RazorMax by myCharge

RazorMax by myCharge

When you are away from an outlet you have to think twice about what apps and programs you can run on your smartphone or tablet. Popular games and apps, even making long calls can rapidly drain battery power. Instead of sacrificing the functionality of your devices just to preserve battery life, myCharge has created the RazorMax to keep multiple devices powered at once without having to carry around a device that feels and looks like a brick. The minimalist RazorMax can charge smartphones and tablets at the same time, but is only four inches by two and half inches in size. Its sleek and chic anodized aluminum finish also makes it appeal to any tastes.

RazorMax by myCharge

Overview

  • 27 hours of talk time
  • Crafted from Anodized Aluminum
  • Four-light LED battery indicator, shake to check battery level

Technology

  • Smart-sense: ensures complete device compatibility
  • Max-power: maximum power transfer from powerbank to device
  • Power-stay: maintains battery power for up to one year
  • High-density battery: the smallest and lightest powerbank
  • Safe-cell: provides the highest level of battery safety
  • Pass through charging: will charge the powerbank and connected device simultaneously

Specs

  • Battery: 6000mAh Lithium Polymer
  • Two built-in USB ports deliver a combined 2.4A output
  • Product dimensions: 4.4 in x 2.6 in x 0.5 in
  • Product weight: 0.38 lbs.

 Included

  • Recharge cable
  • Quick Start Guide

My RazorMax will always be in my baby bag now, especially once we start traveling as a family. I highly recommend it to my friends whom are always on the go!

How To Get Rid Of Debt And Travel The World

One of the things that uncontrolled debt tends to do is to put your life on hold. A pile of unpaid credit card statements and incessant phone calls from creditors are not exactly a great background on which you can start planning your next vacation in a destination of your dreams. However, if you are quick to acknowledge that possibly, it is only you who is to blame for the miserable state of affairs and are fired by the thought of heading off to the mountains or the beach for a dream holiday, then surely there is hope. Many people have successfully conquered their debt issues and gone on to enjoy fulfilling lives, so there is no reason why you cannot do the same. Here are some great tips that you can immediately start working with:

Know Your Debt

It may seem surprising, but many people do not really know the extent of the debt they are in. They only see the credit card statements piling up and after a quick glance at the monthly dues, just pretend that they do not exist and keep on committing financial suicide. If you are to sit under the coconut tree in a remote Caribbean island, then it is high time that you compiled a list of all the dues you have and got to know the amount of principal outstanding, the monthly outgo, and the accumulated penalties. If you cannot decipher the card statements give a call to the helplines listed. Find out the gap between you monthly income and the your monthly expenses, including the credit card payments.

Save Money

The idea of saving money while groaning under a pile of debt may seem incongruous, but you can really examine your current lifestyle and crop off quite a few unnecessary expenditures. Forget those expensive lunches, the weekends with friends hitting the disco, and you can immediately see the difference it can make to your cash flow. If you have extra assets lying around that you really do not need, such as a vehicle or even a coin collection, consider getting rid of them and plowing back the proceeds to service your debt. If your debt issues are really immense and you think you need professional help, you can seek advice from financial counselors at a reputed debt relief company like national debt relief that also have a host of different programs that can help to bail you out.

Reduce Debt — What You Can Do By Yourself

If you have a credit card that will allow you the balance transfer facility, then you could look into the possibility of transferring all the outstanding at a favorable rate of interest. Not only will you be left with a monthly payment that is lesser, but only a single payment every month. You no longer have to track multiple statements every month. You could also think of negotiating with the credit card issuers to reduce your accumulated interest and waive off your penalties. If the card issuers perceive you to be a bad credit risk, they could do a significant reduction that will work towards your being able to pay them back faster and start your tour.

Reduce Debt — Take Professional Assistance

If you do not have a card that offers a balance transfer facility, then consider a debt consolidation program that will leave you with only a single payment to be made every month, while the creditors are paid off with a debt consolidation loan. Debt settlement companies have the necessary skills to help you to achieve a substantial saving. With the right approach, they may be able to help you to knock off as much as 50% of your outstanding. You however need to deal with the service charges and fees as well as the short term impact on your credit score, but if this means that you would be able to fulfill your wanderlust, then maybe the price is worth the while. In the meantime, you could start planning your vacation, getting to know the destination details, as well as interacting with travel junkies on social platforms for great money-saving tips.

Five Tips That Will Help You Live A Debt-Free Life After You Clear Your Debt Consolidation Loan

Debt consolidation is one of the best ways to deal with heavy debts arising from your unsecured loans.

Debt consolidation gives the flexibility to do more with your income. This is because your loans are restructured in a way that makes it less burdensome to make monthly debt payments. If for instance you have three different debts you are servicing, the debts will be combined into one with payments stretched over a longer period, which means you will pay smaller monthly installments.

Though getting out of debt is important for you, an even more important goal is to stay out of debt. Your debt consolidation company will work with you through its credit counselors and financial advisors, to show you how not to get back into debt. It is not an overstatement to say that you can actually live without any debts. You can read many debt consolidation reviews given by people who have accessed debt consolidation services and are living debt-free.

Below are some of the ways that you can live a debt-free life:

  1. Learn the value of debts.

You can have debt that adds value to your life, for instance, a home mortgage.

  • Your home has real monetary value and it provides shelter over your head.
  • It keeps you from paying rent to a landlord for a house that you will never get to own.
  • As homes appreciate, if you decide to sell your home, you will make profit, hence your home is actually an investment.
  • Your home also builds your equity.
  1. Know when a debt, even a good one, could be potentially harmful.

Even a good debt, such as a home mortgage can become stressful to you when you fail to consider its consequences to your income.

Even though you anticipate your income is going to increase in the future, it is advisable to base your current and future payments on your current income. This will prevent any unwanted surprises that could land you in overwhelming debt again.

  1. Avoid small purchases.

If you take time to calculate how much you spend on small purchases, you will be surprised at how much money you are spending.

If you determine that these small purchases do not add any value to you, cut them off or find a way to limit your wanting to buy them.

  1. Buy wholesale.

Many household items run out before the end of the month, especially if you have a family. Because of this, you will find yourself running back to the retail store every week to get more supplies and will inevitably cause you to go above your budget.

A good way to avoid spending too much on household items is to buy in wholesale, so that you take advantage of wholesale discounts.

  1. Take advantage of deals.

There are people who manage to live every month on items bought on coupons. If you start taking advantage of coupons and product offers, you could cut your household shopping expenses by over 50% or more. This will leave you with a lot of disposable income.

There are many other ways to live debt-free, but if you start with the above, you will succeed in your goal!

Diego Struthers has five years of experience as a debt analyst. He has customized many debt consolidation plans to help many customers settle their debts without strain. Read debt consolidation reviews to learn more about the service.

Joaquín’s Three Month Update

Joaquín turned three months old on April 5th and I still simply cannot believe it! Time has flown by, however it feels as though he has been with us forever. Our lives have changed dramatically since having him, but he fits into them so perfectly that it feels very natural to have him with us.

Joaquín Alejandro Ledesma

Motherhood by far is the greatest adventure I have undertaken! I try to describe to others what it feels like to be a Mom and the best way for me to articulate my feelings is to explain that every day I feel like I am falling in love for the first time. I vacillate between never wanting another baby, because it is too difficult to imagine that I could ever love another person as much as I love Joaquín, and wanting five more children, since I enjoy being a Mom so much.

Having said that, Motherhood is hard. Really, really hard. Thankfully, we have a lot of amazing help, as we are surrounded by family. Also, with each passing day I become more comfortable with my new role. When Joaquín was first born his crying would cause me a lot of anxiety. Now, I instinctively know why he is crying and what to do to soothe him and thus it does not phase me in the least bit.

Joaquín Alejandro Ledesma

For me the hardest part about being a Mom is finding the balance between work and my son. It is not in me to be a stay-at-home Mom (I am a workaholic by nature and I am extremely passionate about all of my businesses), but I have cut back my work hours for the foreseeable future. He is my #1 priority now and while work is of course important to me, he comes first.

Joaquín began to sleep through the night at seven weeks and that was life changing for everyone. Prior to that, he would only sleep for an hour at a time and usually only on someone. My husband, Lucas, and I had to take shifts and never saw each other. With the help of a sleep training expert and the book On Becoming Baby Wise, within a couple of days he became the dream baby; sleeping in his own room from 10PM to 7AM without waking once! The method is controversial for some, since there is “crying it out” involved, but it was the best decision I could have made for my son and my marriage. Sleep is essential for babies and it is our role as parents to teach them how to sleep properly. The change I saw within the first 24 hours in my son’s digestion system and alertness was so dramatic that I knew immediately we were doing the right thing. I highly advocate using this method and will be using it with any future children we might have.

Joaquín Alejandro Ledesma

During his first month of life the problem he suffered the most from was gas, then during the second month it was acid reflux, and now in his third month he has unfortunately began teething already. I can tell that he is in a considerable amount of pain, but we have found some things to help him (he especially loves to chew on my fingers). I know this is the beginning of a very long process, so we are taking it a day at a time. When he is not in pain, he is either laughing or smiling. We feel so blessed to have such a happy baby!

My husband and I “argue” whom he looks more like. I think he has all of my features with Lucas’ coloring. I am constantly falling in love with something different about him. Currently, I am obsessed with his eyelashes, which seem to grow more and more with each passing day.

Joaquín Alejandro Ledesma

We still cannot comprehend that he was a premie! He is almost 15 pounds and wearing 9 months to 1 year clothing. He seems to be reaching all of his milestones very early. Just last week he began trying to say “I love you.” At first we thought it was as fluke, however now he says it at least 20 times a day in response to someone saying it to him (you can watch him saying it here and here). The only thing that he hates, but is starting to accept, is tummy time.

His favorite animal is the monkey and he smiles whenever he sees one or if we call him that. He also loves the ladies, being naked, having his feet kissed, being tickled on the back of his neck, spoken to in Spanish, bath time, and staring at the globe in his room. Regarding the latter, every night he gets his last bottle of the day while staring at the globe. If we feed him in a different room or are holding him so that he is not facing the globe he cries. Oh, how I wish I knew what he was thinking during those moments!

Joaquín Alejandro Ledesma

Lucas is ready to travel with Joaquín, but I need another couple of months before I can entertain the idea. It is overwhelming to think about everything that we would need to pack for our son! Once we start traveling with him though, I think it will be hard to stop. He is incredibly curious, so I know he will love going to new places. We are going to apply for his first passport soon.

It is an extraordinary feeling to wake up knowing that somehow Joaquín will surprise me today. It makes each day seem like a treasure! He is the inquisitive explorer who pulls me by the hand into the future and he is in all of my thoughts, wishes, and dreams.

Joaquín Alejandro Ledesma

Now, if I could only find someone who would pause time for me!

Unlocking The World Of Travel

I had a conversation with a friend of mine the other day about her destination wedding at the Bahamas. I asked her what the hardest part of the wedding planning was. Surprisingly, it was not the venue, decorations, or anything like that! It was the grueling process of organizing family and friends to come together for the event. On top of that, the biggest reason why some of the people invited said they could not go was because the financial burden was too much to attend the wedding — locking out people the bride and groom would have enjoyed seeing on their special day.

I am here to tell you these issues do not have to exist anymore. Alex Newman, the founder, and his startup team are building a website and mobile app to make travel accessible for the masses and take the headache out of organizing a group of people to come together: meet Triptive!

Triptive

Triptive will make traveling financially possible by allowing users to book their airfare and hotel for up to 12 months in advance with easy monthly payments that are automatically paid each month. Gone will be the days of paying for entire trips up front. Each time you make a payment, your trip dashboard will update your trip status. Letting you know you are one step closer!

Triptive

Now that we have lifted the financial burden off the shoulders of the invited, let us make life simpler for the organizer of the event like my friend. When she books, she can create an event name for her trip and share the event to others with a unique number called the “Triptive #”. Others will use that special number to pull up the trip plans and itinerary, so they will know things like where, when, and for how long the trip will be. The invited users will book their own trips accordingly to take the organizing hardship out of the equation for the planner. When I told her about Triptive, her response was “Why did I not have this for my wedding?”

Triptive

Triptive

The idea all started about two years ago when Alex wanted to plan a trip for him and some friends. He recently moved from Anaheim, CA and having just embarked in a new and time consuming career, he found himself revisiting friends and family back home to be more and more unrealistic. Every call home ended with the same old conversation, “…we should get together soon. Maybe all go on a trip and get away for a while…” These plans never materialized and he began to wonder how he could simplify the process of getting his friends and family together in one place to catch up, spend quality time together, while building life-long memories through meaningful shared experiences.

The Triptive team has spent lots of energy trying to make this idea a reality and is almost at the finish line. We just need your help to finish development. We launched a Kickstarter Campaign that will help us launch our startup if we can meet its goal. Please visit the following link and take a look at what Triptive is all about and who we are as a team: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/triptive/travel-in-payments

Any pledge and sharing of our Kickstarter would be greatly appreciated!

A preview to our homepage is here for you as well.

Thank you for your time,

Team Triptive