As a personal finance blogger, I spend a lot of my time on the Internet. I’m always looking for ways to increase my productivity, both in my worklife and my personal life. In my time, I’ve been lucky enough to find several other blogs that help me to do just that.
These sites, designed for the tech and web-savvy, will help you find ways to make your work and personal life more efficient and more productive, but they will also feed you content that is both interesting and entertaining.
This site brings the latest in things tech-related right to your desktop, and is truly designed for tech nerds. But while they address things like open source content management, they also point out fun websites and tools that anyone can make use of. Whether you’re looking for the latest in technology news or simply want to find ways to increase your daily productivity, this site has something for you. If nothing else, be sure to check out this article about how to save money using the Internet.
These folks publish fun articles on a variety of topics, written in a down-to-earth style that I always find extremely refreshing. Lifehacker keeps a running sidebar of how-to, money saving, and tech-related articles. The breadth of the content is huge: You can find articles on topics such as videogames, how to protect yourself from identity fraud or how to “hack” your own body to solve common annoyances. While Lifehacker may host more op-ed content that others, the style, tone, and subject matter itself will certainly keep you reading. Plus, with money saving articles like this, how could you resist?
This site is my favorite of the bunch: It spells out useful solutions for the average Joe and for the average geek to easily understand. Some of the most popular articles for the month include how to use your Android phone as a modem and how to increase your privacy on FireFox. But the site also hosts fun “tech” content, like what the Angry Birds look like after combat. You can search their archives by topic, most commented, most popular, etc… You can also ask questions if you have a specific worry or concern. If you use their advice well, you might find yourself saving in unexpected ways.
What are some sites you use to live a more efficient life? What do you think of the ones suggested here? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Jessica Bosari is a PerkStreet Customer Columnist, as well as the Site Manager and Editor for billeater a blog with money-saving tips to lower your bills. When she’s not gathering money-saving tips, Jessica is feeding her geeky side with sci-fi movies, tech gadgets, useful apps and productivity tricks, just to keep things interesting. Read more of Jessica’s great financial advice on Perkstreet’s blog, or view her other money-saving tips at billeater.com.