How to Shop for a Washer and Dryer

Chrome Whirlpool Washer and Dryer Set with Laundry HamperThe spin cycle on your washer doesn’t work, and your dryer is fading fast. You’re ready to buy a new washer and dryer, but now your head’s spinning from all of the options.

How do you decide whether to go with a top-load or front-load washer? How do you settle on a gas dryer vs. an electric one? Should you choose an Energy Star Certified machine? Which washer or dryer features can you actually benefit from having?

Start with Rent-A-Center to answer those questions. We’ll walk you through how to select a washer and dryer for you, your family, and all your dirty laundry!Read Story

4 Cheap Make-Ahead Snacks for the Whole Family

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What do apple slices, baby carrots, and (yawn) boiled eggs have in common? They’re cheap and healthy, but also boring. If you and your family are tired of the same old grub or you want to add variety to the kids’ after school snacks, then check out these four easy make-ahead snack recipes that’ll add spice to your weekly meal prep. These aren’t your average cheap healthy snacks!

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Rent-A-Center Credit Questions You’ve Been Dying to Know

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You will love that Rent-A-Center isn’t like other furniture and appliance stores. You can get the products you want from the big brands everyone knows, like Ashley Furniture and Maytag, but without applying for a credit card or small loan. That means you don’t have to wait to buy a new washer and dryer when your old set breaks. And when the school year starts, you can get your student a new laptop, no matter your credit score.

It almost sounds too good to be true. But it’s not. And it’s okay to have questions about how it all works.Read Story

TV Buying Guide: How To Shop for a TV

Rear view of happy African American parents communicating while watching a movie with their kids in the living room

We’re living in the golden age of television — for more reasons than one. The quality of TV shows has never been better, and streaming services and TV networks ensure that even big-budget movies are available to watch at home almost as soon as they’re released.

There’s never been a better time to upgrade your TV to enjoy all of this great content. Wondering which is the best type of TV to buy? Wonder no more: here’s the TV buying guide you need!

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Big Style on a Budget: 9 Cheap & Easy Home Improvement Projects

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You might have a small budget, but that doesn’t mean your home can’t have big style. With the right tool kit, an internet connection, and a little elbow grease, you can tackle all sorts of easy DIY home improvement projects in just a few days! Our cordless tools kit is the perfect combo to start building up your toolbox. Find it at your nearest Rent-A-Center, then try your hand at one of these projects to make your home more fun, functional, and stylish.

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Top Cell Phone Rules for Teens Heading Back to School

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As your kid blossoms into a teenager, they may ask for (or demand) more liberties, including a later curfew, car privileges, and a cell phone!

While a cell phone can give your teen a lifeline to you, emergency services, and friends, it can also be a gateway that leads to distractions from schoolwork, security concerns, exposure to inappropriate content, and even social media cyberbullying. Help your soon-to-be adult strike a healthy balance this back-to-school season with these eight cell phone rules for teenagers.Read Story