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Dollar Stretcher   We don't have anything to sell. What we do have is a lots of practical information. You'll find new material on our website every day and awhole new front pageeach week. Our library contains thousands of articles on specific money-saving concepts or you can do a site search from any page on the site. You can sign up for one of our enewsletters and have great ideas delivered to you regularly. You might want to join our Financial Independence group. We also have an active Community where people share their money-saving ideas

Storage of Information -  SnapBits keeps bits of information secure Free  Can’t Do Without this site.

Medical Symptom Checker  Check your medical symptoms

History Personal Interesting dMarie Time Capsule  Quick Page - this button will automatically generate a Time Capsule page for you.  - OR -Advanced Page - this button will lead you through a "wizard" that allows you to select specific headlines, birthdays, songs, TV shows, toys, and books for the selected date. You can edit the information, or even add your own information to the final page!  Check out your mother and father, or grandparents.

Food Shelf Life  How long are foods storable in your refrigerator?

Gazelle  — What is my device worth?

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  1. A Place for Mom   A Place for Mom launched in 2000 in the U.S. to give seniors and their families an easier way to find senior care.
  2. App for the Blind    The app's users are divided into two groups: sighted "helpers" and the visually impaired. When a blind user needs help, the app launches their iPhone's rear-facing camera and connects them with a helper who can provide assistance.
  3. Argument For and Against  Find arguments for and against many subjects.
  4. All Home Repair Skills   Build or repair almost anything around your home with these projects and tips designed to improve your do-it-yourself skills and make home repairs easier.
  5. App Market  (SensorTower)  Sensor Tower is the leading app analytics platform focused on helping companies with mobile apps understand and improve their organic user acquisition, analyze their app’s performance, keep up to date with competitors and manage reviews. Over 30,000 mobile companies and developers use Sensor Tower to improve their downloads on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod) and Android.
  6. Awesome Stories   is a gathering place of primary-source information. Its purpose - since the site was first launched in 1999 - is to help educators and individuals find original sources, located at national archives, libraries, universities, museums, historical societies and government-created web sites.  Sources held in archives, which document so much important first-hand information, are often not searchable by popular search engines. One needs to search within those institutional sites directly, using specific search phrases not readily discernible to non-scholars. The experience can be frustrating, resulting in researchers leaving key sites without finding needed information.  When you become a member of Awesome Stories ... You can see everything on the site (including an extensive image data base), explore all its features (including narrated stories), dig deeper (with lesson plans and text documents) and hear from us once a month (with a newsletter profiling current events and hot topics).  Join the site today.  It's all free!
  7. Auto Repair    Car Service and Repair, Car Prices, Parts and Accessories, Reviews and Advice, My Garage
  8. Appliance Repair    Repair your household appliances with step-by-step projects and expert tips form the pros.
  9. Bike Tutor   Bike Repairs and breakdown.
  10. Kelley Blue Book Used-Car Values    Visited by more than 11 million car shoppers each month, Cars.com is the leading destination for online car shoppers, offering credible and easy-to-understand information from consumers and experts to help buyers formulate opinions on what to buy, where to buy and how much to pay for a car.  With comprehensive pricing information, dealer reviews, side-by-side comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and a large selection of new- and used-car inventory, Cars.com puts car buyers in control of their shopping process with the information they need to make confident buying decisions.
  11. Car Facts  Fun and interesting facts about cars.
  12. Check List  Sometimes the best ideas are simple ones. Two creative friends got together with one goal in mind - provide a simple way to help others organize, achieve goals and live a better life one check mark at a time. Out of this desire, Simply Checklists was born. For thirty years we've been creating and using checklists, so the next step seemed simple. Offer our detailed checklists FREE to others. We designed Simply Checkliststo give you one-source for all your checklist needs. And did we mention it's FREE.
  13. Car Advice   Have a question about your car. This may be the place to get it.  Also suggested was a site for "Safe Teen Driving". and "Child Safety Seat Knowledge Base".  (These sites link suggested by Amanda)  Thanks Amanda! 
  14. Charity Navigator (Charity rating site)   Over the past 10 years, Charity Navigator’s free charity ratings have enabled millions of donors to access relevant information before they make a donation --- giving them the peace of mind they desire. As we celebrate this momentous occasion, it is our birthday wish to double the number of  charities we rate and expand the information we provide on each charity. Help us make this ambitious wish — to rate 10,000 charities on a 3-dimensional rating system
  15. Do Not Call Registry -National   Scammers have been making phone calls claiming to represent the National Do Not Call Registry. The calls claim to provide an opportunity to sign up for the Registry. These calls are not coming from the Registry or the Federal Trade Commission, and you should not respond to these calls. To add your number to the Registry you can call 888-382-1222 from the phone you wish to register, or go click on “Register a Phone Number” in the left column of this page.  
  16. Device  What is it worth?  Gazelle
  17. Diffen    We believe that making the right choices should be easier than it is today. We believe that this is possible with information that is unbiased, free, concise and easy to understand. Diffen aims to provide a one-stop shop for such information.   When you are faced with choices, you are looking for unbiased information. Diffen makes it a goal to clearly delineate facts and opinions. The community keeps content unbiased and fact-oriented. The ratings and comments provide outlets for opinions.
  18. Doctor, Dentist, Hospital   Find the right doctor, dentist or hospital that is right for you.  Today Healthgrades is America’s leading online resource for consumers looking to choose a doctor or hospital based on objective information that can lead to better health. Nearly 1 million times a day, Americans rely on Healthgrades to find and connect with the right doctor and the right hospital – and ultimately the right care for themselves and their families.
  19. Dollar Stretcher  Not by selling you products. We don't have any to sell. What we do have a lots of practical information. You'll find new material on our website every day and a whole new front page each week. Our library contains thousands of articles on specific money-saving concepts or you can do a site search from any page on the site. You can sign up for one of our enewsletters and have great ideas delivered to you regularly. You might want to join our Financial Independence group. We also have an active Community where people share their money-saving ideas
  20. Drug Search —    pharmacy search for discounted generic drugs.
  21. Electrical Repairs   Tips and advice from electricians about electrical repairs you can do yourself.
  22. Food Shelf Life  How long are foods storable in your refrigerator?
  23. Find your own Google History
  24. Movies  Find full length movies on the web
  25. Fami Fun   Fun and entertainment ideas for kids.
  26. Food/Products  Month and season to buy
  27. Genealogist/Family Historians
  28. Hub Pages    HubPages is an open community of passionate people—writers, explorers, knowledge seekers, conversation starters. Interacting and informing. Sharing words, pictures and videos. Asking questions. Finding answers. It’s a rich and rewarding experience with a unique set of tools and resources to help Hubbers find and build an audience, easily create articles, and earn all sorts of rewards, from accolades to ad revenue. Over 42 million people explore HubPages every month.
  29. Home Advisor   HomeAdvisor, a subsidiary of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), is a leading website offering comprehensive tools and resources for home improvement, maintenance and repair projects. With 13 years of expertise helping more than 25 million people find a trusted home service professional, HomeAdvisor is a cutting-edge resource in the home industry.  Virginia Beach, VA.
  30. We'll ask you a few important questions to ensure we're able to match you to the right pro for your job
  31. Home Advisor   HomeAdvisor, a subsidiary of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), is a leading website offering comprehensive tools and resources for home improvement, maintenance and repair projects. With 13 years of expertise helping more than 25 million people find a trusted home service professional, HomeAdvisor is a cutting-edge resource in the home industry.  Virginia Beach, VA.   HomeAdvisor has over 85,000 service professionals specializing in over 500 categories
  32. Hack The Menu  HackTheMenu is your one-stop resource for all Secret Menu items at all fast food restaurants. Secret Menus at restaurants are comprised of unofficial and unadvertised selections that fast food chains will make when ordered but that do not exist on their regular menus.
  33. Identkit  Similar to a police artests sketch.
  34. iCourthouse   iCourthouse i-courthouse iCourthouse is a greatly streamlined version of the court system in the real world. Cases here move at internet speed. The cases are real, the jurors are real, and the verdicts are real... Collect your evidence and present your case… 
  35. Incident 1    We put police, fire, and emergency incidents from around the nation on a map. The map on the left shows the most recent incident from each region. To see a detailed map of the incidents for your area, enter your zip code or select a region from the list.
  36. Local Police alerts  Get alerts on your phone, computer, iPad, etc. 
  37. LetsGaze  View the same sites, movies, etc. with a friend.
  38. Legal Contract  Sell Motor Vehicle, Trailer, Boat / Watercraft, Animal,  and other contracts.
  39. Meet half way between two points.
  40. Mint    It’s easy to understand  what’s going on with your money.Get a handle on your finances the free and fast way. Mint does all the work of organizing and categorizing your spending for you. See where every dime goes and make money decisions you feel good about. 
  41. Manuals  5,770,000 Free Manuals.
  42. Medical Symptom Checker  Check your medical symptoms
  43. Mooting    Welcome to MootingNet, a web resource for mooters in England and Wales. If you are going to take part in a legal moot, then you have found the right place for information and support.
  44. Nutrition Data  Not sure what to add to My Foods? Want to change your current diet? Need nutritional guidelines for a specific condition, diet, or lifestyle? With healthy foods that match your profile, our quick-start food lists can get you started right away with tracking and analyzing what you eat. If you’ve already started a list of My Foods, you can add one or more quick-start lists to your existing list.
  45. N.A.D.A.   The NADA story began in 1917 when 30 auto dealers traveled to the nation’s capital to convince Congress not to impose a luxury tax on the automobile. They successfully argued that the automobile is a necessity of American life, not a luxury. From that experience was born the National Automobile Dealers Association. Today, NADA represents nearly 16,000 new car and truck dealers, with 32,500 franchises, both domestic and international.
  46. Password breaker   How secure is your password?
  47. Plumbing Repairs  Learn about plumbing  repairs and plumbing tips.
  48. Plumbing Handyman  Things you can do yourself.
  49. Pill box (beta)   Pillbox enables rapid identification of unknown solid-dosage medications (tablets/capsules) based on physical characteristics and high-resolution images.  Once a medication is identified, Pillbox provides links to drug information and drug labels.  Combining data derived from drug labels submitted to FDA by drug manufacturers and distributors and NLM's RxNorm, Pillbox is an identification and reference system for oral solid-dosage medications.  Pillbox's data and search engine are also available through an API
  50. Property Room  Police auction
  51. Problems - How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big and Small    In WHY NOT? How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big and Small (Harvard Business School Press; October 24, 2003), Yale economics professor Barry Nalebuff and Yale law professor Ian Ayers reveal four simple tools that can help you dream up ingenious ideas for changing how we work, shop, live, and govern. While most of us equate innovation with high-tech breakthroughs discovered by rocket scientists, the truth is that many important ideas are the result of good, old-fashioned ingenuity—and everyday innovators like you and me. Think right on red, rolling luggage, spinning toothbrushes, or even prewashed lettuce—now a billion dollar business.
  52. Phone Get a Human    Raise your hand if you've waited on hold before, or spent time listening to options in the phone maze that don't relate to the problem you're having. Or if you've had a complaint about a service that you're paying a lot of money for, and felt like nobody was listening. Or if you've been unsure about which company to buy a product from because it's not clear which is going to treat you better.  GetHuman.com is more than a website. We are a movement. We are customers that believe that we can improve customer service for ourselves if we join forces, share valuable shortcuts and information, solve problems in the public forum, build the right tools, and together point out which companies are great at customer care, and which ones are not.
  53. Repair Pal  RepairPal is the leading provider of auto repair andmaintenance information to consumers. Our Top Shop network helps you find a repair shop you can trust, and our RepairPrice Estimator ensures you never pay more than you should. We also offer an extensive database of articles, reports, and references from our in-house repair experts and community of car owners.
  54. Rentometer      Find the rents in your area
  55. Room Planner   Plan a room
  56. Similar sites  type in the URL and get related sites.
  57. Store Information -SnapBits  Keep bits of information secure and for free  Can’t Do Without
  58. Tip of My Tongue  Find that word that you've been thinking about all day, but just can't seem to remember.
  59. Sketch Your Own Accident
  60. ShowMeWhatsWrong  Generate a help URL so friends and family can send you instant screen recordings to help trouble shoot computer issues.
  61. TV Guide   Each program in the schedule appears in a cell within the grid with its title and, when available, other pertinent information about it, such as: New/Repeat indicator, episode title, genre, TV Rating, and more. The width of a program's cell is sized dynamically in relation to its scheduled duration. (A long program is displayed in a proportionally wide cell,
  62. Timer   Whenever you need one.  Time a test, a recipe, away from the computer, etc.
  63. Check Vin Number for Free   The car's vehicle identification number (VIN) is the identifying code for a SPECIFIC automobile. The VIN serves as the car's fingerprint, as no two vehicles in operation have the same VIN. A VIN is composed of 17 characters (digits and capital letters) that act as a unique identifier for the vehicle. A VIN displays the car's unique features, specifications and manufacturer. The VIN can be used to track recalls, registrations, warranty claims, thefts and insurance coverage.
  64. woorank.com – research a website from the SEO perspective.
  65. Word Count
  66. What It Cost$  WhatItCosts is an online leader in providing information on the costs associated with a wide variety of services and concepts. Whether you want to know the price range of practical activities -- such as removing a tree stump from your yard, having your teeth whitened or joining a gym  or are interested in our more unusual articles – such as the cost of climbing the Seven Summits, being cryogenically frozen or cleaning up a murder scene – you will find all this and more on our website. 
  67. Understanding Google+    Circle Count     The sum of the people contained in all of your circles may not exceed the 5.000 mark as directed by Google+. In other words, one can be followed by a million people (e.g. Britney Spears) but can only have up to 5.000 people in her/his circles. You can find more information about Google Circles here.


 

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