All posts filed under: Websites & Apps

Colatris App

Many professionals are constantly starting and attempting to expand their businesses into larger markets. There is a very big barrier that can prevent this. No, not just money. Language. The ability to translate the marketing for your product can make or break your ability to expand. Enter Colatris. This app was designed by founders Josh Deffibaugh, Albert Eloyan, and A.J. Cihla. On the product website Colatris is described as: A fully automated, in-context translation solution for software. The tool enables global market reach while saving you hours every month. The app is still growing, but it comes highly recommended. Find out more about the app on their website. Like our blog? Check us out on Etsy, Facebook, Tumblr, or Pinterest!

Grocery Rebate Apps

Due to my strong desire to master budgeting, I spent last weekend downloading grocery coupon apps (RetailMeNot, Saving Star, etc.) and rebate apps. I found one rebate app that I love and one that’s a great sidekick. 1. The sidekick Every Wednesday, a new list of rebates is released. The rebate (typically anywhere from $0.25-1) applies to a product. It isn’t store specific. The reason it’s the sidekick? Most of the rebates tend to be brand specific (i.e. Pledge Floorcare Product). Living on a budget means I may not be able to buy the brand item. A $1.50 rebate on a $10 brand item isn’t better than a $5 generic item. On my first receipt (Fourth of July weekend…we bought a lot of stuff) I was able to make $1.75. 2. The superhero Though I’m not rolling in the rebate dough, the app offers a bit more than Checkout 51. The rebates are specific to certain stores, but many of them are found at multiple stores. Some rebates are brand specific, but many aren’t. Many …


Starting this month, I am challenging myself to become fluent in Spanish by December. One app that I’ve found to be very helpful is DuoLingo. Before you begin, you take a test to give the app an idea for where you are at. You can also set a goal to practice for a certain amount of time daily, weekly, and so forth. The app will send a notification through your phone and email with a reminder to meet your goal. The learning activities include listening and translating, listening and typing what you hear, reading and translating, word identification, and more! It’s been great so far. Plus it’s free. If there were a section that allowed me to practice conversation skills, it would be perfect. Pizza, Netflix, and Happiness. Mei. If you have any suggestions on apps or sites worth checking out please share them by commenting below or sending them to  

Codie Coding Device

In elementary school I remember learning how to type and use microsoft offices. I realized, years later, that this was a big deal because my parents weren’t taught this in school. They were trying to learn something that would become a necessity in our society. Now it’s our turn to struggle as our children are taught to code from elementary school. For those of you who don’t know, coding is a skill used to create websites, apps, and more. Coding skills, among other factors, have led to many young adults creating successful companies and becoming young millionaires. Now entrepreneur Adam Lipecz is trying to bring coding into the homes of many across the world with his creation Codie. As stated on the website: Our application fills the abstraction gap between kids imagination and the algorithmic thinking. We created our own program language to teach kids coding… The project is still underway. If you’re interested in pre-ordering your Codie or backing the project you can do so here. I will definitely be putting in my order. Pizza, …

Email Newsletter: The Skimm

If you haven’t heard of The Skimm yet here’s a quick rundown. It’s a daily e-newsletter that gives you a summary of important pop culture and political topics. Here’s a sample from today’s letter: I’m horrible at staying aware of all of the issues…and being “hip.” If you have the same problem, this will make that slightly possible. You can check it out or sign up here. The Skimm is currently partnering with Chase. Basically, at the end of each email is a financial tip from Chase. Like this: Later this week I’ll talk a little more about my favorite ways to stay connected and aware of popular topics. Feel free to share how you stay connected. Comment below or send an email to I’d love to add some to the list! G.U.M Team