You’ve probably heard the old adage “time is money” – and nowadays, time is even more of a commodity than ever. In the digital age, everyone is looking for ways to simplify, simplify, simplify. If you want to become more productive, and earn a few extra dollars along the way, then look no further than this curated list of websites to save you time and money.
1. Multi Lotto
If you’re based in the U.K. and like to take the idea of winning a lot of money, you can save yourself a trip to the store each week with this online lottery website. Multi Lotto reminds you to enter the lottery each week and even allows you to enter multiple lotteries at the simple touch of a button. Talk about saving time and money!
Got an income? Then you need a budget – no ifs, ands or buts about it! Thankfully, the online budgeting tool Mint will automatically categorize your spending, help you build an easy-to-understand monthly budget and even send you notifications when you’ve gotten off-track.
Learning new skills is important to advancing in the workplace (and getting that coveted raise). With Coursera, you can sign up to take free online courses from some of the top universities in the world – without spending a single dime. And now, you can even earn an advanced business degree online from a top Paris university.
Need to travel often for your line of work, whether to attend conferences, give lectures or approach new clients? Save time and money on travel with Expedia, a discount travel site that allows you to book your airfare, hotel and even excursions all in one complete package.
When you’re messaging or emailing a new client for the first time, your grammar is likely one of the first things they’ll notice about you. So, naturally, you’ll want to give the best impression possible – and that’s where Grammarly comes in. Grammarly is a browser extension that will automatically check your grammar and spelling in everything from important business emails to Google Slides presentations.
6. Amazon Fresh
As important as it is to put healthy, fresh foods into your body, going grocery shopping each week can seem like a hassle that’s more easily avoided, whether by ordering pizza or picking up takeaway, than confronted. Thankfully, Amazon Fresh’s grocery delivery services solve that problem by offering Whole Foods’ products at low everyday prices and bringing them straight to your doorstep.
Did you know the demand for bilingual skilled workers has more than doubled in the past five years? Duolingo is a language-learning website and app that will help you save time and money by teaching you a highly-marketable skill – without sending you back to school.
Gasbuddy is your new best friend for finding the most inexpensive gas in your area in the least amount of time. To locate your perfect pit stop, simply log onto Gasbuddy’s website, enter your zipcode and click search. Gasbuddy will immediately bring you the best gas prices from the cheapest gas stations in your area. Heck, yeah!
9. Tomato Timer
If you actually counted out the number of minutes you spend procrastinating at work, you’d probably see that you’re wasting more time than you think you are. Luckily, the Pomodoro Method can train your brain to be more productive over time. Tomato Timer offers a free online Pomodoro timer that will help you time your work periods and break periods with perfect precision that will maximize your overall productivity.
10. The Skimm
Last but not least, catch up on all the important world news you’re likely to hear at the water cooler in 5 minutes every morning with The Skimm. The Skimm is a daily newsletter that compiles the most relevant news from around the web and condenses it into bite-sized pieces. You’ll learn facts to impress your coworkers with your worldliness, without sacrificing more than a few moments of your day.