10 Awesome Toys for the Holiday Wish List

  1. Marbotic interactive learning system $90

1.	Marbotic interactive learning system

Basically, it’s a very great toy for toddlers because it lets them hold physical objects such as letters and numbers and interact with them using their tablet. It includes 10 wooden numbers and 26 letters. It will help kids learn how to spell, write, count, and do basic math. The kid should grab a letter, put it on top of the tablet, and then it will appear onscreen as well as speak out the corresponding phonetic sound.

  1. XPV Xtreme skateboard $50

XPV Xtreme skateboard

This is an unorthodox remote-controlled vehicle. Not a car. Not a helicopter. But a skateboard. Designed to do crazy stunts, it can go up to a crazy 14 mile per hour speed! That comes in at a 100-foot range.

  1. Barbie DreamHorse $100

Barbie DreamHorse

I don’t think anyone imagined of an advanced Barbie play set. Well here it is! The robotic horse has a seat for one Barbie. It responds to touch and voice control! You can even feed it small plastic carrots, and it will crunch on it! You can experiment with over 20 reactions and sounds.

  1. Jurassic World VR adventure $59

Jurassic World VR adventure

It’s simple. No crazy computers needed except for your phone! That’s right, your phone is now an amazing VR machine. It comes with a controller and with the press of a button you get transported into a dinosaur world inspired by the Jurassic Park movies!

  1. Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit $100

Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

Ever wanted to build your own droid just like Anakin Skywalker? Using the parts included in this kit, you can become the best mechanic in the galaxy! You should download the Droid inventor app which teacher young ones the basics of electricity and circuit building.

  1. Tiny Arcades $20

Tiny Arcades

The title says it all! They are tiny arcades fitting in the palm of your hand which feature classic games such as Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Galaxin. Bring old memories back!

  1. Kamigami bug robots $50

Kamigami bug robots

This is a DIY kit which includes all the parts you need to build your favorite bug species such as ladybug, scorpion, or ladybug. This is similar to origami (paper folding), but instead of paper you use parts from flat plastic sheets. If you buy two they can battle and see which species wins and is the king of your garden! On top of that you can learn to code by programming them! They pack a gyroscope, accelerometer, two infrared sensors, infrared transmitter, tri-color LEDs, and a rechargeable battery.

  1. Nintendo Switch $300

Nintendo Switch

It isn’t just for kids! The device is a blend between a home console and mobile. It was unveiled in March and was a huge for one reason: it’s very fun to play with! This includes a tablet with detachable controllers on both sides. When you want to get the TV experience, you can simply detach the controllers, put the tablet in the charging base connected to the TV. The transition is seamless. You can easily “switch” from playing a game on the go to playing it on the go.

  1. Mind Racers $79

Mind Racers

This is no ordinary race track. You place your cars on the tracks which lead through a tunnel under the iPad base. Then the cars magically appear onscreen and your kids will have a blast racing each other. On the digital track, you will find different tokens which grant you special abilities such as upping the speed!

  1. Hatchimals Surprise

Hatchimals Surprise

Two very cute dragons self-hatch from a sparkling egg. The twins interact with each other and even you! They dance, giggle, sing, and say “I love you.” You also can’t leave them apart for a while because they will get upset. They also include LED eyes.

Top 10 best Christmas gifts for Kids (infants-teenagers)

Lego Boost Creative Toolbox

Lego Boost Creative Toolbox $160

This amazing set lets you build and program robots using the Lego pieces provided! Program the robot using a tablet. A major advantage is that you can actually combine your existing system bricks with this set! My 14 year old son loves this set and he is actually recommends this set from ages 6-infinity. This set has a very wide age demographic and you shouldn’t worry about your child growing out of it soon.

CAP Barbell 40-Pound Adjustable Dumbbell

CAP Barbell 40-Pound Adjustable Dumbbell Set $50

Do you have a freshman who dreams of being the strongest kid in school? If yes, viola, his wish came true! An excellent rust and maintenance free design also feature ergonomic grips, rubber trip collars, and comfort handles. This is guaranteed to encourage your teenager to become the next Arnold Schwartznegger!

Stop Motion Animation Kit


Stop Motion Animation Kit $60

This is the perfect tool for the kid that has an interest in movies! I have a son who loves filming and directing movies so he would definitely love this! This kit includes fun pieces to make the best goofy characters ever! The sky is the limit! On top of that, the included software and camera will leave your kid feeling like a Hollywood movie producer.

Air Wars Battle Drones


Air Wars Battle Drones $64

This perfect product lets your loved ones unleash their battle tactics in the air! (kids and adults) These 2 drones come with 4 pre-programmed attack moved and 3 different speed settings. One of the drones is red and the other is white!

Hape Checkout Register

Hape Checkout Register $29

Your baby will feel like a shopkeeper when they play with this amazing register! It is an excellent learning tool also! Babies can count, swipe, and cash out! Cha-ching!
Myhtical creatures do exist! Tell Santa Claus to give your little girl her dream gift this Christmas! Coming in at a whopping 3 foot height, your girl will love being cordial with her new toy!

Giant Stuffed Unicorn

KidiRace RC Police Car $38

Any RC enthusiast would love to receive this car any time! It features a realistic light and sound combination which is guaranteed to make anyone cop-obsessed (or car-obsedded!) Wee-woo-wee-woo!
Anki Cozmo Robot

Anki Cozmo Robot $180

This is by far the best and most affordable robot I’ve seen in my life!  Cozmo is highly sophisticated, kid-friendly, and actually has quite a personality! It features an app you download on to your mobile device to control it and play missions and games with it! It will also recognize you! The future is here!
Self-Balancing Electric Scooter Hoverboard

Self-Balancing Electric Scooter Hoverboard $165

Are you the type of person who is into cool gadgets and whatnot? Then have your kid or even yourself ride a hoverboard. (Segway without a handle.) The built in gyroscope makes it very easy for anyone to master it. They will not forget this and will love you forever!
Minecraft Exploding Creeper

Minecraft Exploding Creeper $23

Any Minecrafter would love an exploding creeper any day! It is the most iconic mob in the game that has been there since one of its earliest releases! You’re probably wondering if it actually explodes. Yes it does! Simply press the button at the top and it will explode into little bits as its signature move!

Top 10 haunted places to visit in California


1. Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary (San Francisco)

This penitentiary has been closed for over 50 years now. Inside the untouched laundry room for a very long time, you can smell the smoke, banjo phantom music, and the creepy sound of running feet. Many horrific apparitions have been reported over the years.

Battery Point Lighthouse

2. Battery Point Lighthouse (Crescent City)

There was a huge tsunami 1964, most of Crescent city was completely destroyed, and yet this lighthouse survived and was left practically undamaged. It is said to be haunted by a playful, unknown ghost. At night, it has been reported that there were rocking chairs and moving slippers by caretakers for no apparent reason.

Rancho Los Amigos Hospital

3. Rancho Los Amigos Hospital (Downey)

Decades ago, the hospital served as treatment place for polio and TB patients. The U.S. Marines stumbled upon a freezer containing legs, feet, and bits of brain. It is also known as “Downey Insane Asylum” or “Hollydale Mental Hospital”

The 60-Acre Corn Maze

4. The 60-Acre Corn Maze (Dixon)

This is the Guinness World Record for absolutely the largest corn maze, it occupies 60 acres. This map is extremely complicated, people say it requires great bravery and many hours of studying the map.

The Queen Mary
5. The Queen Mary (Long Beach)

The Queen Mary has very deep history. The hearing of strange voices and rattling chains has been reported by many of Mary’s guests.

Whaley House

6. Whaley House (San Diego)

This isn’t your typical creepy house built over the cemetery. It is said to have a lot of paranormal activity. A girl died while playing with the Whaley children because she was haunted by their father who committed suicide.

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

7. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (Los Angeles)

When it was first opened in 1927, it was a home to many wonderful celebrities, and it still is. Dancing in the ballroom, Marilyn Monroe’s ghost was spotted and in the mirror room 229. There is also another ghost, Montgomery Clift’s ghost haunts the room 928 where he stayed.

Castello di Amorosa’s Pagan Ball

8. Castello di Amorosa’s Pagan Ball (Napa)

When attending the 6th annual Pagan Ball, you can sample some of Napa’s best wine, as well as exploring the mysterious, haunted chambers.

Mission San Miguel

9. Mission San Miguel (San Miguel)

According to Legend, this place is haunted by the Reed family. They used to live in this place and they were slaughtered by British pirates because the Reeds bragged about a big sum of gold buried under the mission.


10. Disneyland (Anaheim)

Did you know that this fun place is actually haunted? The employees have found bone fragments, ashes, and even a jawbone over the years. It’s even become a tradition to spook your family members while going on creepy rides such as “The Haunted Mansion” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”. And you should get to that Haunted Mansion early, because the line can become really long.

Best Labor Day Sales

Do you feel sad that summer is drawing to the end? There is something that is sure to cheer you up, something you’ve been looking forward all summer long: amazing Labor Day sales.

Labor Day sales are great for shopping for heavily discounted summer apparel and back-to-school supplies. But Labor Day weekend isn’t the only time you can score the best deals. The products that were offered at the full price in May can become available for as low as 75% off in September. And the range of discounted products is really amazing, from swimsuits to lawn furniture and laptops. And many of these sales will be offered in September as well.

In addition to Labor Day there are other great days when you can save a great deal of money. Connecticut, Louisiana and Maryland have tax holidays in a few weeks and National Peach Pie Day (on August 24) along with National Coffee Day (on September 29) can also result in freebies and discounts.

So let’s have a look at some of the best deals you can get starting from now and till the end of September. Keep in mind that prices on clearance items may change fast, so make sure you hurry up if you don’t want to miss these sales.

1. Summer Clothes and Swimsuits

Swimsuit Shopping

Everyone knows that the best time to shop for swimsuits is the fall. Swimwear that was unsold in August will be offered at even lower price, at 75% off the regular price. Several retailers are currently offering great swimwear deals not to be missed.

Check out Bon-Ton women’s swimwear at up to 75% off, including $33 bottoms now available for just $6.49 and tops $6.99.

At Macys you can now get Calvin Klein trunks for 50% off as well as heavily discounted Lands End swimwear for men.

Hanna Anderson is offering a discount on all products including clearance swimsuits, plus free shipping on orders over $75. In addition, new customers can enjoy extra 15% off on already marked down children’s swimwear when the coupon code RAINBOW15 is used.

2. Outdoor Products: Lawn Mower and Patio Furniture

Patio Furniture

August and September is a great time to upgrade your old patio furniture. Stores worth checking include Home Depot and Lowe’s offering savings of up to 70% off, which means saving several hundreds of dollars, depending on the original price of the item. For example, right now at Walmart you can save around $300 on the adjustable pool chaise. In addition the retailer features a good dining set marked down to $499 from its original $799 price. At Home Depot you will also find great deals, like outdoor dining chairs for $199.75 instead of the original price of $799.

3. Last-Minute Back-to-School Supplies

Back-to-School Supplies

Parents who shop back to school supplies in the end of August or early September can take advantage of incredible deals. Now you can purchase composition books for $0.75 at Office Depot and one-subject notebooks for just $0.17 at Walmart. While many retailers offer only in-store deals, Land’s End pleases its online customers with discounts on backpacks and lunch boxes, plus you can benefit from an additional 50% off now if you use the coupon code BACKPACK50 and enter the pin 7476 at checkout.

4. Air Conditioners

Air Conditioners

The cooler the air outside is the cheaper air conditioners become. As demands for this sort of products drops stores are trying to clear out big-ticket items like air-conditioners. At JCPenney you can take advantage of an enticing deal on a LG window air conditioner, plus with promo code FRIDGE7 applied to your order you will score an extra 10% off.

5. Laptops


Early September is a suitable time to upgrade your computer or purchase a new laptop. Last year the bulk of the Editors’ Choice laptop deals were in September. If you are searching for a 15-inch laptop featuring current-generation Intel Skylake processors make sure you check out Cowboom, Dell Home, Newegg and Lenovo (save more with Lenovo discounts) as these retailers tend to offer the best deals. Those who opt for an Apple laptop had better check out Best Buy, eBay (save more with ebay promo codes) and Micro Center. This year the Apple Store offers just a free pair of headphones with the purchase of a MacBook or iPad Pro to qualifying students.

If you can’t wait till September to get those deals there are some bargains that are currently available for customers. Newegg offers 11.6-inch MacBook Airs for just $369, and you can save an extra $25 if you enter the code MPBTS17 during MasterPass checkout. Best Buy runs a $100 sale on a 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro.

6. Plane Tickets


By planning your Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations far ahead you can save lots of money. For three years in a row the best prices were available 80 days before Christmas so late September and early October seems to be the time to start booking your flights. Plus, if you book your Thanksgiving flight six weeks ahead you can get average domestic roundtrip airfares of $287, instead of $341 when you book last minute.

In fact, roundtrip domestic flights are expected to decline 2.1% in September reaching its bottom in October. This is the time when people don’t travel much so you can score great deals on flights to such popular destinations as Florida, the Caribbean, Columbia and Costa Rica. In August travelers will be able to save up to 24% on flights to Ft. Myers, Tampa and Palm Beach.

Inexpensive airline tickets offered by low-cost carriers impact low airfare as well. In September travelers who are flexible on dates can save on weekend trips to Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Paris and London.

7. Previous-Generation (or Used) iPhones

Used iPhones

If you want a new phone why not get an iPhone with a steep discount. Apple is launching a new model early in September, so prices on older versions will drop drastically. While the new iPhone is going to cost from $850 to $1,200, you will be able to get cheap used iPhones for much less. For example, at eBay you can get a used 32GB gold iPhone 7 at $499 whereas iPhone 6 16GB starts around $200. Now Target offers a free $100 gift card for customers who purchase iPhone 7 and activate new service.

8. Printers


Printers are part of back-to-school supplied so they typically go on sale in September as well. You can purchase a simple black-and-white laser printer for around $100. Currently Staples offers a Dell mono laser printer for $99.99 (marked down from $219.99) and Fry’s has a Canon all-in-one Inkjet printer at $64.99 from $99.99.

9. Grills


In September you can snag grills and BBQ-related utensils at clearance prices. For example, Walmart now has grills on sale, with some models offered at $139. Sears also offers some good deals on grills, like a Kenmore four-burner gas grill at $199.99 (marked down from $279.99).

10. Trees and Plants


Fall deals on plants will please many gardeners. Take advantage of these sales to get a variety of perennials, shrubs and trees. Such plants as sedum, peonies and Coneflowers will easily withstand severe winter cold, even in northern areas. To get the plants at the lowest price possible consider checking out Lowe’s and Home Depot, which are known for offering generous discounts on their garden products.


5 Cool Apps for Babies and Toddlers

There are many great apps for babies that work with your mobile device. I personally love infants! I want to help different moms across the world to find the best experience for their child. So that’s why I got interested in this topic.

The first app I will be talking about is called “Toddler Flashcards”. Although the named seems to suggest that this app is for toddlers, it actually doesn’t matter whether your infant or your toddler uses this app. Your child can choose from 13 languages including English, and he can learn the names of foods, animals, letters, various objects, and numbers. Your child can also interact with these flashcards, they utilize both animal sounds and spoken audio. For example: your child can hear a dog say (woof). These flashcards also use real pictures, not cartoons. And best of all this app is free!

The second app I’ll be talking about is “Kidzones”. You don’t need to be a computer scientist to get started with app. This app features 6 different songs, ranging from “12345” to “Twinkle twinkle little stars”. To summarize, this app is a simple sing along that your child will love. The animation is simple and the music is darling! It’s perfect for your little one!Peekaboo Barn

The 3rd app is called “Peekaboo Barn”. This is a fun barn adventure that’s educational. It makes learning fun for your little one. From this app your child will learn the names of 16 different barn animals in a choice of 12 different languages, including but not limited to: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin. In addition, your little one can hear the sound of each animal in the barn. Parents say that this app is age appropriate for any child, your little one can learn to say new words such as “llama”, and best of all the parents sit down with their child, and this app makes it the perfect bonding experience for both the child and the parents.4th app “Duckie Deck Collection

The 4th app is called “Duckie Deck Collection”. This app includes six games which help your child develop creativity, learn healthy habits, and teach problem solving abilities. These games can also help your little one show the value of cleaning up, teach him how to take care of pets, and help to exercise his imagination.

Have you ever had your child cry and you couldn’t stop the cries? Well thanks to the 5th and final app I will be talking about which is called “Bubbles” your child will stop. Bubbles is a fun application for infants or toddlers who need a fun distraction. It is an endless video of floating and popping bubbles and I guarantee that your infant will be fascinated by this and will immediately stop his crying.Bubble Extreme

I encourage all of you to try out these apps. They have each have a very high rating and are fun for all ages! You can use an iPhone/iPod/iPad for these apps. I personally recommend using an iPad, as it has a bigger screen and more space for your child to work with. The 3rd and 4th app work with both iOS and Android, and the rest work with just iTunes. Thank you for reading my article and have a wonderful day!

Best Earth Day 2017 Deals

Earth Day

Originally Earth Day was not associated with retail deals and promotions, but as now many consumers take environmental awareness serious, a number of national retailers do offer enticing bargains dedicated to the event. For example, Walmart, Sears, American Eagle, and are running Earth Day sales. This year we celebrate the 47th annual Earth Day and below are some of the best deals which are too good to be ignored.


For several years in a row Target has been giving away reusable bags as well as free samples of sustainable products. For example, in 2013, the retailer gave out bags with samples of Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Cream, Method Dish Soap, Annie’s Bunny Grahams, and Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent. In addition customers could receive a small discount for bringing their own bag.

This year the popular national retailer is offering 25% off Men’s Clothing with the code MENS25 applied through April 23.

Caribou Coffee

If you purchase a Mother Earth tumbler offered by the chain, you will enjoy a free cup of coffee not only today but also for the rest of the month.


Starbucks has also been known to offer free coffee to those customers who bring reusable cups this day. But on Earth Day 2017 customers can score even a better deal and get $20 off $70 using the Code SAVE20APR through April 24.


To commemorate the event LivingSocial offers 20% off sitewide with code EARTHDAY applied to the purchase on April 22.


The company has partnered with Wecycler to offer its customers a special promotion. To get your paper, plastics, metals and glass collected for recycling free select the UberRECYCLE option on your app from 8am to 1pm. If a partner driver is available, the deal will be yours. If you live in New York you can take advantage of flat $5 UberPOOL rates on Sunday.


To clear your home from old clothing you don’t need any more H&M is there to help. The clothing retailer is offering a 30% discount to those shoppers who recycle their clothes at an H&M store. This is twice more than it usually offers. The offer is valid through April 27.

Best Buy

Why not commemorate the event with the purchase of an eco-friendly household appliance, especially when the price is low enough. Best Buy is the store to check this Earth Day as only there you will find washers, dryers and refrigerators at up to 30% off.

Ace Hardware

Shoppers can save $15 on their purchase of $75 with the code APRIL10 used through April 24.

Dick’s Sporting Goods

This retailer offers free shipping without minimum purchase required plus get up to 50% off The Biggest Bike Sale on Earth Day.

Famous Footwear

Customers can enjoy $10 off their purchase of $50 or more if they use the code RAINORSHINE through April 24.


The famous sporting goods retailer generously offers up to 50% off Clearance in addition to free shipping on the order of $75 or more.

Whole Foods

The grocer is running its Earth Day sale offering 25% off of an assortment of its 365 Everyday Value items.

The Body Shop

On Earth Day customers can save 42.0% on your purchase using pre Earth Day Code HAPPY420.


During just two days on April 21 and April 22 Groupon will offer 20% off local, 10% off getaways, and 10% off products with the code SALE3 applied.


Look trendy for less with an additional 20% off clothing, footwear and accessories offered by JCPenney. Just use the code 2SHOPBIG through April 23 to obtain a discount.

Kate Spade

Save 20% on designer clothing using the coupon code MOMDAY16 through May 8.


Only on April 21 you can get $15 eGift Card if you spend $50 or more without any code needed.

Six Flags

This amusement park offers up to 30% off tickets for its visitors on Earth Day. Those guests who will attend Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Earth Day can save $20 on Choose Your Day Ticket. Six Flags Magic Mountain offers up to $25 off the tickets and Six Flags Over Texas grants $18 off the tickets.

Plus visitors to Six Flags Great Adventure will receive free Season Parking Pass when they buy 2 or more Combo Passes. Six Flags St. Louis offers free Season Parking Pass with the purchase of 4 or more Regular Passes while Six Flags White Water offers free upgrade to a Combo Pass to visitors who buy four or more Season Passes.  At Six Flags America customers can receive free Season Parking Pass when they buy 4 or more Season Passes.

Best New Year’s Sales


Right after Christmas is a suitable time to shop for the holiday décor, winter clothing or fitness clothing and gear. And this year is no exception as stores will be offering a wide range of deeply discounted products to clear out shelves for the new spring collections.  So let’s have a closer look at the incredible New Year’s sales retailers are offering this year.

If you need a new fitness machine, Bowflex is the store to check out as you can save over $208 on the Bowflex Max Trainer and get a free mat. It should be noted that the lowest prices on apparel will be at the non-department stores, which are typically more flexible with storewide discounts.


Dates: Dec. 27 – Jan. 2

The beginning of the year is an excellent chance to purchase a new party or evening gown. Just take advantage of discounts of up to 50% from BCBGeneration.


Dates: Dec. 27 – Jan. 17

Don’t miss this designer sale to save on fashion items. At Coach you will find an array of quality handbags and other accessories that would make any classic look complete. Shoppers can save as much as 50 percent on all sale merchandise.

Gander Mountain

Dates: Dec. 27 – Jan. 1

Gander Mountain specializes in selling outdoor apparel and gear for hunting, camping, fishing and other outdoor pursuits. If you have a gift card to Gander Mountain for Christmas you can use it together with the in-store coupon for $25 off orders over $100 to maximize your savings.

Kendra Scott

Dates: Dec. 27 – Jan. 23

Hurry up not to miss discounted gifts for holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. On this sale all items are offered with a 15 percent discount so some products are sure to sell out fast.


Dates: Dec. 27 – Jan. 1

Kohl’s is generously offering 15 percent off storewide, plus there is an extra 20 percent off on home and furniture items.

The Limited

Dates: Dec. 20 – Jan. 4

The Limited is offering huge discounts on women’s business and casual essentials. Whether you are looking for a new pair of jeans or jewelry customers can enjoy 50 percent off the entire store.


Dates: Dec. 28 – Jan. 3

Macy’s offers its customers a whole week of after-Christmas and New Year’s sales that will run together. Shoppers can save up to 20 percent off on holiday decor, apparel and outerwear. Plus there is a 25 percent discount on women’s dresses as well as a 70 percent discount on holiday dining.

Victoria’s Secret Annual Sale

Dates: Starts Dec. 29

The signature event allows shoppers to save up to 50 percent off or more on women’s underwear, lingerie, makeup and perfumes. Victoria’s Secret credit card holders will enjoy an early access to the featured deals.

Best Financial Gifts to Present

Christmas Money

Each year, before Christmas, we all face the same predicament: deciding what to present to your family and friends. But the truth is that most of the items presented will become history gathering dust in a closet once the holidays are over. So why not to discard the tangible gifts this year. Below are some investing gift ideas that can help those you love enlarge their capital and enhance their purchasing power.


Sow is an online platform designed to help kids learn how to manage finances prudently. In fact, it’s an interactive online savings account that enables people to specify what gifts they want to get. Kids can manage their money in three ways: save, donate to a specific charity or spend it to purchase products on their wishlist.

Help your kids establish Sow accounts and give them $30 or $50 dollars they can allocate for things they want, such as a new phone or bike. It is a sort of crowdfunding for big-ticket gifts.


Want to present someone a piece of their favorite company? Turn to SparkGift, a company that enables you to present shares of such public companies as Disney (DIS), Shake Shack (SHAK), Apple (AAPL) to name just a few. The company will send a gift certificate to the recipient, who will open an account on the site with Folio Institutional, an online brokerage firm that is in charge of all trades accomplished through SparkGift. The gift giver will have to pay $2.95 plus a 3% fee, but redeeming the gift is free. Ranging from $20 to $2,000 per gift, the money presented never expire. SparkGift offers a fun and easy way to educate kids and young adults about investing and stock market and help their favorite companies grow.


Those who are unafraid of risk and are ready to invest more than $1,000 should consider real estate. FundRise offers the opportunity to invest in real estate for people who lack the know-how or capital to do it on their own. This crowdfunding platform enables the person to set up an account and manage midsize assets, which are supposed to provide opportunities and higher risk-adjusted returns.

Last year, the FundRise introduced two online real estate investment trusts (eREITs) — one specializing in debt assets and the other in equity financing. This year, the company launched three new eREITS, which serve three geographical areas — East Coast, Midwest and the West Coast. A REIT is a sort of mutual fund, i.e. the company is in charge of managing the properties on behalf of passive investors. And the yield is 11% on debt and 8% on equity financing.

The best part of this is that you don’t need to be an accredited investor to get into real estate business.  Small companies are allowed to offer and sell securities to non-accredited investors and FundRise is reported to have raised $250 million from individual investors during a single year.

Though Sow, SparkGift and Fundrise can’t give you a tangible item to present to your spouse, child or friend, these companies do provide the valuable opportunities for wealth creation.

Hatchimals Are Returning to Wal-Mart


Parents can rejoice now as Hatchimals, the part-Furby/part-Tamagotchi toys that have been so popular this holiday season will soon be available at Wal-Mart.

The America’s largest retailer has recently announced that about 1,700 of its stores will be offering this mega-popular toy — an animal that hatches from an egg to be raised by the owner. There will be plenty of Hatchimals at the price of $48.88 at each of those stores, without any limit per customer.

Hatchimals have been highly demanded lately. Dozens of parents have been spotted in queues at Toys R Us each time a new shipment of these cute toys arrives. The specialty toy retailer even had to set a limit of one toy per person when a new batch came on the weekend. Although that shipment was immediately sold Toys R Us is expected to receive more of the hottest toy of the season through Christmas. At Toys R Us a Hatchimal costs $59.99.

On Sunday, Dec. 11Target also has reported about its plans to restock the toy on Sunday, Dec. 11. The retailer will sell it for $59.99, and set a limit of two items per shopper.

According to Adobe Digital Insights, Hatchimals top the list of highly demanded out-of-stock merchandise. And the arrival of each new shipment immediately attracts crowds of shoppers to the retailers’ physical stores. At Target com, Hatchimals are listed as available for sale at only some of its locations. These toys are out of stock on and are listed as available only in stores at Toys R Us stores.

But the good news is that Spin Master, the creator of Hatchimals, reported to have increased production so new arrivals of Hatchimals are expected to fill the shelved of the stores in early 2017.

But until then, customers will have to continue their Hatchimal hunt.

The Coolest Gadgets as Perfect Tech Gifts to Present This Holiday Season

If you are looking for the latest gadgets to present to your tech-obsessed friend or relative on holiday you might find the following items worth considering.

  1. Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose Headphones

To enjoy music with the world around you blocked out entirely consider purchasing Bose’s noise-canceling headphones which are definitely the best. Exceedingly comfortable, these headphones are a great example of the best noise-cancellation technology available that delivers powerful audio performance. The new feature is the ability to use them as passive headphones without power.

  1. A Charger That Is One Step Ahead of You


AmazonBasics Portable Power Bank has 10,000 mAh capacity. This portable battery pack features dual USB ports so you could easily charge several smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices at the same time.

  1. An Extra Long Cable

Long Cable

The charger cables are designed to connect your Apple devices to wall adapter, car charger, computer, laptop and portable charger with standard USB 2.0 A interface.

  1. A Small but Powerful Camera

Nikon CameraFor example, Nikon Coolpix L340 20.2 MP Digital Camera with 28x Optical Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD is a great option to consider. It features 28x optical zoom, 56x Dynamic Fine Zooms, as well as 20.2-MP CCD sensor for bright, high quality photos and HD videos. Even though it is rather small and light it has a large and powerful lens that performs much better than an average lens in a true pocket camera. HD 720p videos with sound are sure to bring your memories to life.

  1. A Do It All Machine

Do It All MachineAll-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that can be used for playing music, reading news, controlling smart home devices, setting alarms, and more. With the help of this gadget you can control lights, fans, switches, garage doors, sprinklers, and others. Equipped with 7 far-field microphones it ensures hands-free control even when it is noisy in the room or music is being played. Due to its built-in speaker the device can be used as a smart alarm clock, or an assistant anywhere you need a voice-controlled computer.

  1. A Watch that Tracks Your Steps

WatchCUBOT V1 Fitness Tracker with OLED Screen, Bluetooth 4.0 Bracelet, Activity Wristband with Steps Counter Sleep Monitoring Calories Track works as a pedometer, calorie tracker, sleep monitor and alarm clock. It comes with special app that is developed to help the user meet fitness and activity objectives by day and month, enabling to save the latest 30days tracking data. The Bluetooth can help keep connected with the phone within 164 feet, with signal twice stronger than that by the others.

  1. A Camera for When You Are on the Go

CameraGoPro Camera HERO+ LCD HD Video Recording Camera with Built-in Touch Display is an excellent gift for those who are passionate about photography. It also can record immersive 1080p60 and 720p60 video with built-in video trimming, and many other features.  Due to built-In Wi-Fi + Bluetooth you can stay connected to the GoPro App or Smart Remote1 so you could change modes and settings, as well as control the camera remotely. The camera is durable and waterproof to 131’ (40m) and could be used in harsh conditions.

  1. An E-Reader

E ReaderKindle Paperwhite E-reader featuring 6″ high-resolution display (300 ppi) with built-in light and Wi-Fi is now available in black or white colors. Built-in adjustable light ensure comfortable reading day and night, and even in bright sunlight as it has no screen glare. With extra powerful battery the device can be charged once a week or even several weeks.

  1. A Voice Controlled Lightbulb

Light BulbsPhilips Hue White A19 Starter Kit consists of two soft white A19 LED light bulbs and a bridge (hub) that wirelessly connects up to 50 lights. The bridge allows to control your lights from your smart device through the Philips Hue App. You can also connect to Alexa for voice control (Alexa device should be purchased separately).

  1. An Instant Print Camera

Palaroid CameraPolaroid Snap Touch Instant Print Digital Camera with LCD Display (Blue) and Zink Zero Ink Printing Technology will enable you to develop your photos on 2”x3” Polaroid Zink Zero Ink Paper right after they have been taken. It comes with a cool touchscreen display with 3.5” LCD viewfinder perfect for capturing still photos, HD videos and selfies. This bluetooth-enabled camera includes printing app for iOS & Android.

  1. A Streaming Stick

A Streaming StickWith a powerful quad-core processor it provides access to Amazon, VUDU, Netflix, Hulu, Google Play, and more. This device portable for various HDTVs in your home, hotel, and dorm rooms can also search across top channels to find free or cheap content to watch. It comes with free mobile app for iOS and Android with voice search and private listening.

  1. A Wireless Speaker


Light and portable, with long battery life, the wireless speakers will bring your favorite music and more to you.