Weekly Roundup

AppScout is a great site to keep up on new software, sites, startups and Web apps. While there make sure to visit their free downloads category.

I haven’t stayed in a vacation rental yet, but it sounds like an interesting alternative to hotels and resorts. Check out Zonder where you can search for homes and condos by location and nightly rate.

Mint offers free online money management and budgeting software. They claim to have over one million users and to have identified more than $300 million in potential savings for its users.

Post of the Week – A personal finance post I found to be exceptional.
I liked this one about how to have a no-spend weekend. 

Tonic wants to focus “on the good that happens each day in neighborhoods all around the world.” Instead of making money with ads they have an online store that offers products that have a social benefit, and they donate a portion of the sale price to charity.

I think I’m going to try this one out. Start Sampling is a free on-line sampling company. You join up and receive samples in the mail and can also participate in their Frequent Tryer Miles program. If you like freebies this one is worth a look.

Weekly Reminder – A reminder of a useful article you might have missed.
Here are ten interesting ways to make some side cash. 

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