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In Case You’re Bored This Weekend…Episode 10

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Here’s your weekly dose of interesting websites, blog posts, and articles for you to check out…

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  • Unfortunately, I don’t have any new or exciting websites that have come across my radar lately.  Got any you would recommend?

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In Case You’re Bored This Weekend…Episode 9

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Here’s your weekly dose of interesting websites, blog posts, and articles for you to check out…

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  • Beat My Price – Before you buy your next gadget or gizmo, look up the price online with this site.  Touted as a new way to find low prices…
  • ING Compare Me – Ever wonder how your salary stacks up to your peers?  This site will give you an idea of how you’re doing.
  • ScanMyPhotos.com – If you’ve got tons of old pictures you need to get digitized, check out this website. 
  • MeritAid.com - Merit-based scholarship awards at individual colleges. 

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In Case You’re Bored This Weekend…Episode 8

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In Case You’re Bored This Weekend…Episode 7

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Here’s your weekly dose of interesting websites, blog posts, and articles for you to check out…
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  • If you’re a college student on a tight budget, here are some websites for finding textbooks: Valore Books, Big Words, & Chegg.  I came across this list in this month’s issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine.
  • Where’s George – If you haven’t seen this, you need to play with it sometime.  You can basically track individual dollar bills by their serial number and see where money goes.  Very fascinating how money travels…
  • GradeFund – Basically a community-based site where you can get people to sponsor you to get good grades.  Interesting concept…

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Sorry for the light load of links but with lots of travel right now, I haven’t caught up on all my blog reading…

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In Case You’re Bored This Weekend…Episode 6

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Here’s your weekly dose of interesting websites, blog posts, and articles for you to check out…

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  • Pandora - I may be late to the party on using this service, but it is a sweet internet radio program.  You can basically create customized radio stations based on artists or songs you like.  And best of all…it’s FREE!  It doesn’t hurt that there is an iPhone app as well.
  • Fonolo – Ever had this experience…you need to call customer service about something but you play this game: Press 2…hold…Press 5….hold…Press 1….hold…ok, you get the idea.  This service lets you not only bypass the “phone tree” of several major customer service 800 numbers, but they also get them on the phone for you.
  • Rescue Time – I just started using this, so I’m interested to see if it’s valuable.  I spend the bulk of my day on my computer and occasionally my ADD creeps up, and I start drifting away to other programs or applications.  This free service tracks what programs you spend your time on and gives you feedback about where you’re wasting time. 
  • CreditKarma – This is the first actual free service that you can see a ballpark figure of your credit score.  Most “free” services get you your credit score for free after you pay for their program.  With CreditKarma, you don’t enter any credit card info, and it’s totally free.  I knew my credit score and tried this for comparison, and it was actually pretty accurate. 

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In Case You’re Bored This Weekend…Episode 5

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In Case You’re Bored This Weekend…Episode 4

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Here’s your weekly dose of interesting websites, blog posts, and articles for you to check out…

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  • HeyJosh.comThis site is from a speaker friend of mine, Josh Shipp.  Josh is the “Dear Abby” of the digital generation, so if you’re a student looking for advice, go check out this site right now.  Do not pass go.  And if you collect $200, give it to me.
  • OwnerIQ.net – You know those stacks of old user’s manuals you have for every product under the sun.  This site catalogs and categorizes user manuals for just about any product. 

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Sorry for a light load of links this week but preparation for vacation with my wife was more important than finding more links! 

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In Case You’re Bored This Weekend…Episode 3

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Here’s your weekly dose of interesting websites, blog posts, and articles for you to check out…

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  • Google Earth 5.0If you haven’t fiddled with Google Earth before, you’re missing out.  But a few weeks ago, they came out with the latest edition, which has some incredible features such as historical imagery from around the globe, ocean floor images, and audio touring of various locations.
  • LeechBlock – This is a Firefox add-on that helps block you from distracting websites while you’re trying to work.  If you’re even remotely ADD (like me), this will help you stay focused.
  • KeepMeOut – Same idea as the Firefox add-on above.
  • Carbonite – This is the online tool I use to backup all my computer files.  I know there are plenty of choices out there but this is my program of choice.

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In Case You’re Bored This Weekend…Episode 2

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Here’s your weekly dose of interesting websites, blog posts, and articles for you to check out…

Websites:

PayScale.comGet salary reports based on your location, job, and experience…are you getting paid what you’re worth?
Mint.comI’ve played some in the past with this site but just started using it again.  It is considered one of the best online personal money management tools on the internet.  Best part…it’s FREE!
Picasa – This is Google’s digital photo tool.  I used it this week to back up all the digital pictures on my computer.  Like most Google products, it’s simple to use, easy to figure out, and free.

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Top 10 Social Networks for Gen-Y – Interesting list that doesn’t show the typical sites you would think of like Facebook or MySpace.  More individual sites where Gen-Y is meeting at…
The Best Colleges For Making Money – Article from Smart Money…good comparison of public vs private schools.  I referenced this article in my post this week, “3 Things You Must Know About Your College Tuition Investment…”
Finding Balance – This was an article in the FFA Horizons magazines where they interviewed me about students and life balance.  Pretty cool!
Speed Reading Successfully – One of the things on my CHANGES list for 2009 is to learn to speed read.  I read a lot so I figure: Learn to speed read = More books I can get through.
7 Hours For Healthier Finances – We’re just over a month into the new year so stop now and get your finances in order.  Good place to start…
The Key To Success: Define Your Strengths – I think it’s critically important for people to take the time to determine where they excel and also figure out where they suck. 
The 20 Worst Supermarket Foods – My mom got us a book from this series for Christmas, and it is really fascinating.  These books identify actual products in stores/restaurants and not some generic category of food you should eat or avoid.
Bigger Numbers Trick Your Mind Into Buying – A summary of a study for why we would buy something at $.99 but our brain isn’t interested if it’s $1.00.  Interesting… 

Have a great weekend!

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