The Five Best Gifts For Dads And Grads

It doesn't matter if you're shopping for a Father's Day present or a graduation fete — giving a gift that assists with money matters will always be appreciated. So combine technology and thrift to offer your dad or grad one of these five gadgets that will help them save:

Neat Receipts Scanalizer, starts at $229.95.
With the Scanalizer, you can say goodbye to paper messes. This device allows you to scan and organize all your important documents, such as bills, business cards, receipts, insurance forms, warranties and more. It comes with software that helps you track and categorize items on your computer, including expenses.

Energizer 15-Minute Battery Charger, $29.99.
Your batteries are charged in 15 minutes, and it comes with a safety timer and sensor. Just pop in any AA rechargeable batteries and the status indicator will let you know when they're ready.

Spin-X Dryer, $499.95.
This dryer uses centrifugal force to dry your clothes in a fraction of the time a regular dryer takes. At 3,300 revolutions per minute, it is said to remove 50 percent or more of the water and soap deposits left in your clothes. You'll keep saving, both on energy costs and time.

Kill-a-Watt Electricity Usage Monitor, $39.
This handy device tells you how much electrical load plugged-in (but powered-off) electrical objects consume. If certain items pull a large load, consider unplugging them to save cash.

Honeywell Programmable Thermostat, starts at $66.95.
You can automatically adjust your home's temperature settings with this thermostat, even if you're sleeping or away. You'll save energy and money on monthly bills, and you won't ever have to wake up to a too-hot or too-cold home again.

By Marshall Loeb