What’s the best easy and cheap way to get a cab or taxi?

I travel via taxi often for work, and getting to the Boston airport is a burden at times, especially early (4am or 5am) in the morning. Luckily I have a few options for the airport, such as the subway or a taxi.

My current favorite though, is UberX from Uber — in particular, the ride is around $25 to the airport (a bargain, in my opinion). And the best part is there’s no calling involved (who uses the phone anymore?) — I tap my location and request a driver in a couple of steps on my phone (android for me, but iOS devices work well too).

Some caveats — with UberX many times the drivers are new, and need some guidance for directions since they’re in a new neighborhood (or ask them to plug it in their GPS). So some direction is needed to help the driver out. Uber Black is much higher quality (all are limo drivers), although much more expensive — around 2x more in my experience (and out of my budget).

Also, to help with a cheaper first ride, here’s an uber promo/coupon code for free $20 when signing up with Uber (promo code: uberfree20ride ). Check it out!

Where can I buy cheap but good quality undershirts?

A good quality white, grey or other color undershirt is a wardrobe necessity, and often very overpriced at brick and mortar retailers. Luckily bulk retailers are available on the web to aid in your undershirt needs. My favorite is CheapesTees.com (whom I have no affiliation with other than being a frequent customer).

Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when ordering undershirts:

  • Component materials. Is it cotton? Polyester? A 50/50 cotton/polyester blend? Look at your current favorite shirts (undershirts and otherwise) for a helpful guide for what you might prefer, as ordering in bulk means that you will have quite a few of a single shirt.
  • Quantity. Given a bulk order you might not expect to need a large quantity now, but undershirts often wear out faster than other shirts, so it may be worth ordering a larger quantity for future use.
  • Brand and product type. A 100% cotton shirt from company X might not be like a 100% cotton shirt from company Y. For example, the heavyweight versions by Hanes (Beefy-T) and Gildan are thicker cotton and may wear longer than thinner shirts.
  • Tagged or tagless. Michael Jordan of course prefers tagless, but not all shirts come in tagless versions.

Also, if you order from CheapesTees through August 9th, 2013, you can use promotion/coupon code WB520 to get an extra 20% off.

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