Top 10 cheapest pieces of summer patio furniture on Amazon

It’s summertime 2016! And that means it’s time to spice up your outdoor area (whether its a balcony, patio, backyard, or poolside). So, we went out and found the most cost-effective products for sale on Amazon right now that you can buy, starting at as low as $5.99.

So, let’s get into it shall we?

  1. G & F $5.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007NKDL38  
    This delightful bistro set has a rustic touch and whimsical black detailing.
  2. Quantum Imports $8.75 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000F26SNG  
    Strap to a beach umbrella, picnic umbrella, canopy etc. to light up your patio table. Looks awesome, and super practical for those late-night chats.
  3. innotree $12.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018S01Z1Q  
    Continuing the light fee, this string of fairy lights is trending and adds a touch of magic to the yard. Stretch them out across the balcony, and welcome summer with open arms.
  4. INST $14.88 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KGOCRLA  
    Like our fairy lights in #3, but interestingly these things are solar powered, coming with a solar strip attachment. Sustainable and neat.
  5. SwiftlyDone $15.22 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EGFKOZ6
    And on the solar theme, SwiftlyDone brings the world a peel-and-stick solar light to make walkways and porches safer at night. Thanks, guys.
  6. Adams Manufacturing $14.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000I4D64U
    A rustic quick-fold side table available in over 10 quirky colors. So no matter what your color scheme is, I’m pretty sure Adams is going to have something for you.
  7. GDEALER $15.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013JOPNSC
    Tearsdrop-shape and very (very) multicolored lights aren’t for everyone, but if you’re into the sweet and whimsical look, you’ll love these. I can imagine these being really cute for kids rooms, as well.
  8. TaoTronics $17.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GUDMO78
    Fairy lights, continued.
  9. Garden Creations $19.47 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002X8X8UG
    Seems like solar lights are dominating the charts this season. These are the ones that you stick into the ground along a winding path to the solid-oak front door of your country estate, if you know what I mean.

10. 2x4 Basics $21.47 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BDG7UI
The parts to build your own table (that’s why it’s called the “AnySize” table) out of 2x4s, or really any size planks you’ve got lying around. You have planks lying around, right?


So that’s the round-up! Hey, do me a favor and leave a comment on which patio piece is your favorite. See you in the next one.


Top 7 cheapest Waffle Irons for sale on Amazon.com right now

There’s something heavenly about fluffy, straight-from-the-baker waffles. And if you eat out (say, at your favorite breakfast place) you might find yourself paying $10 for them. But not anymore. We scrubbed the pages of Amazon for the best deals on waffle irons for this month (May 2016), sorted and ranked for you.

Let us know what you think in the comments section.

  1. Oster - $17.36
    Your classic compact stainless steel number.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A1MEP6M


2. Proctor Silex - $18.99
Simple, clean, white plastic body.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JR5AAWW

3. Hamilton Beach - $19.29
Makes 2 waffles instead of 1 (the other two previous models only do 1), for twice the efficiency. Plus, Hamilton Beach exclusively deals with this sort of appliance.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003HL1JZO

4. Applica - $26.49
This is actually a Black and Decker number. I think you’ll be rather pleased.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0051T8QMY

5. Hamilton Beach - $28.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005F4YP9I

6. Cuisinart - $29.95
Yes, it’s more expensive but it also makes not 1, not 2… but 4 waffles! So for what it’s worth, it’s quite the time-saver especially if you’re looking to make a ton of waffles for family and friends.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006JKZN

7. Oster (again) - $29.99
The difference is that this one is ceramic, as opposed to the stainless steel version above. I included it to give some representation to the ceramics.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LHRHBHK


Best books for entrepreneurs

Whether you’re starting a new venture or in need of a touch-up, here are 10 excellent reads (all available on Amazon) to get you going:

1. Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
http://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Napoleon-Hill/dp/1532876556
A classic to put you in the proper mindset for business: to get what you want, pick a destination and work relentlessly to that end. Hill had unprecedented access to all the millionaires and billionaires of his age, and the resulting text is fantastic.

  1. How to Win Friens and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
    http://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034
    How do you take your interpersonal skills to the next level? Use honey instead of vinegar.

    3.  The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ Demarco
    http://www.amazon.com/Millionaire-Fastlane-Crack-Wealth-Lifetime/dp/0984358102/
    A gritty, real, and personal account of one man’s journey from $0 to millions. Partly autobiographical, with general business lessons throughout.

    4. The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
    http://www.amazon.com/4-Hour-Workweek-Escape-Live-Anywhere/dp/0307465357/
    As Tim says: “what would this look like if it were easy?” In the spirit of his beloved Pareto principle, Ferriss teaches you to find the 20% of activities that are creating 80% of the results. PSA: you need to work extremely hard before you ever reach a 4-hour work week.

    5. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
    http://www.amazon.com/Slight-Edge-Turning-Disciplines-Happiness/dp/1626340463/
    A look at how to use the compound effect (exponential growth over time) in your business for massive results.

    6. The One Thing by Gary Keller
    http://www.amazon.com/ONE-Thing-Surprisingly-Extraordinary-Results/dp/1885167776
    A look at how to become more productive. Namely, keep asking yourself this question: what is the one thing that, by doing it, will make everything else easier or unnecessary?

    7. Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin
    http://www.amazon.com/Your-Money-Life-Transforming-Relationship/dp/0143115766
    Learn how to manage your money like your life depends on it… because it kind of does! This book gives you an easy system for tracking all spending and earning, and transforms how you manage your wealth.

    8. The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo
    http://www.amazon.com/Alchemist-Paulo-Coelho/dp/0062315005
    This isn’t a “business” book in the same way the others are. It’s not tactical instruction. Instead, it’s a short story of a Spanish shepherd named Santiago, and his quest to realize his own “personal legend.”

    9. Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
    http://www.amazon.com/Awaken-Giant-Within-Immediate-Emotional/dp/0671791540
    A full crash-course in what it really means to think positively. How to change your beliefs, how to frame situations in a positive light, and how to manage your “state” to get better results in life and at work.

    10. Influence by Robert Cialdini
    http://www.amazon.com/Influence-Psychology-Persuasion-Robert-Cialdini/dp/006124189X
    Learn the basic tactics of human persuasion such as reciprocity, small initial commitments, and social proof.

So that’s my list! If you read something else that you really like as well, leave a comment about it. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and I’d like to learn from you in the same way that you learn from me every now and then. So, comment away!

Even if they’re not strictly business books (you’ll notice that I put Coehlo’s The Alchemist on here), I’d still love to hear about them. In fact, out of the genre is appreciated.
All the best, and I’ll see you in the next one.


Top 17 iPhone 6S Plus Cases on Amazon (all under $10)

Did you know…

Sellers on Amazon will often drop their prices temporarily to encourage some organic sales? Let’s help them out a little bit, shall we?

These iPhone 6s Plus cases are discounted for everyone, and we found and ranked them for you in order of price! You’re welcome. Now, go out and get a brand new shiny case.

Let us know what you think in the comments section.

  1. Geekmart $1.59 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C43BWFC  
    Pink cherryblossoms. How can you go wrong? This is definitely a case (pun intended) of a company artificially dropping their price and going for it. Take advantage if you like this design!
  2. Lookatool $1.59 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015803986  
  3. This reminds me of a peacock. Either that, or a mandala design in one of those adult coloring books that are all the rage these days.
  4. Shensee $1.70 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015SMDSJE  
    Alright, this is straight-up gorgeous. The henna-inspired case will induce those jealous stares while you’re on the phone. Be prepared.
  5. Anuck $6.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018FJHWL2  
  6. AILUN $6.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015H85TY6  
  7. AILUN $6.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015H8VCBA
  8. Lumsing $6.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VHWLUYU  
  9. Pvendor $7.59 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014M89MCM  
  10. LOEV $7.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0183GJN78  
  11. BAISRKE $7.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016AG5BB0  
  12. ayumini $7.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FSJVF7E
  13. Arae $8.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C6KPEWA  
  14. Moleboxes $9.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019Q3DLC0  
  15. Ringke $9.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B010QYKIBK

So there you go! That’s the round-up. Is there a case that I missed (that’s both cheap and fashionable), that you picked up recently? I’d like to hear about it!

And 3 honorable mentions go to gomyc, CASELAND, and NSSTAR for coming in at under $10 and providing some serious value to Amazon customers, which we’re happy to broadcast out to you.

  1. gomyc $9.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FRXD8OY  
  2. CASELAND $9.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BY15I3M
  3. NSSTAR $9.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AG9FV0S

Top 15 Cheapest Multitools for sale on Amazon.com right now

Summer means camping. And camping means being ready for anything. And being ready for anything means…

Anyone?

Anyone?

Bueller?

Multitools, that’s right.

So here are the top 15 multitools on Amazon right now, which we found and then sorted by pricepoint, starting with the cheapest one. So, let’s get into it:

True Utility $3.61 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XCSP61U  
Not only is it a spiffy yellow, but it’s extremely cheap. Normally, good things aren’t cheap and cheap things aren’t good. But this might be the exception at the lowest priced multitool on Amazon right now.

Jeep $8.39 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IOMIXJ6  
It’s a silver adjustable screwdriver and wrench, and the form factor reflects that. Some negative reviews make me question how well it works in some areas. But do your research, and it should be fine.

Swiss+Tech $8.54 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AY2WLU  
Aside from having the most interesting main product photo in its category (a spider-like splayed position), the Swiss+Tech model offers a lot for the price and may just be your new best friend.

CoBean $8.68 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AH9A8JM  
This one’s great, because it takes on a hammerhead on one side of its body, unlike a lot of its more fragile-looking counterparts.

Gerber $10.58 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DT2912  
The first model of the $10 mark, this knife-heavy model looks like it would packa a punch. Ideal for whittling, camping, and cutting ties of all kinds (not emotional ones).

Jaybrake $11.73 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001LUMZHO  
Higher ratings, reasonable price, and all of the tools you’d expect. The Jaybrake model is the most “classic” and “expected” multitool on this list so far.

Gelindo $14.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Z7CQT38  
If you’re the type of person who wants things in a full set, this multitool comes with a carrying bag and blue accents. This one’s visually different from the others. Functionally, probably on even ground. 

VODIY $19.97 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QN3S5IW  
Like Gelindo in the previous entry, this tool comes with a carrying case and even screwdriver heads in a sleek selection. If you want the whole nine yards, go VODIY.

Vitopeak $19.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0196G93HE
If you like a sleek all-black set, go with this one!

Leatherman $34.89 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005DI0XM4  
I thought I’d end with the $35 gorilla in the room. This stainless steel model from Leatherman. It’s certainly the “luxury” play in this market, and if you want to make sure that your cash is in good hands, this seems like the reliable choice in this market.