Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Money saving Tweets

If you're on Twitter, check out The Simple Dollar's list of Tweeters that are about money savings and sales - many direct from companies themselves such as Amazon and Dell that give you a heads up on deals in real time. I started following @CheapTweet as a result.

Update: just got followed by @CouponTweet which seems pretty good too.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Four job sites you probably didn't know about

I thought the CareerBuilder commercial was WAY better than the Monster.com one during the SuperBowl, but you still should check out the more boutiquey job sites if you're in the market.

Via Fast Company magazine:

NotchUp - lets employers offer $$ for people to sit for an interview

Jobfox - has a match-up algorithm for candidates and job descriptions

Blue Chip Expert - finders fee if someone you referred gets hired

- $10k bonus for referring the winning candidate from your social network

Because you can't save money if you're not making any!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Check what light?

This is pretty cool via My Money Blog - there's a doohickey you can buy that will help you determine what's wrong when your "Check Engine" light comes on. For those of you with older cars, this might be a great purchase if it saves you the a half day at the dealer or a couple days without your car. Both my boyfriend and my brother have had issues with this light in the last year so I can appreciate the usefulness of finding out the problem.

if you search for “OBDII”, “OBD II”, or “OBD 2″ code readers, these devices will plug into your 1996 or newer model year car and read the diagnostic code from your car computer. In addition, they can erase or reset the code so that you can see if it is an ongoing problem.
Mechanics basically use the same thing and they can charge $50 for the service. MMB found a code reader for $25.