If you’re not only looking to make money but save money as well, then check out Google’s recently launched site called TipJar. Tip Jar is a collection of money saving tips submitted and ranked by the web community. Categories include:
- At Home
- At Work
- Kids & Family
- Cars & Transit
In Twitter-like fashion, tips can only be 250 characters long (OK, a bit longer than tweets), so you can get your money saving tips–and a lot of them–quickly and easily. I even added a few myself.
The web community votes on tips and the ones with the highest number of votes rises to the top. I thought my money saving tip on buying books at the Goodwill, especially on $1 a bag of books day, was a useful tip, but apparently someone didn’t think that tip was very good, giving me a thumbs down on that one. I personally thought my tip was better than, “Pay your bills online to save on postage,” and “Don’t miss credit card payments,” but maybe it was a Barnes & Noble employee that didn’t like my suggestion of buying used books to save money.
TipJar is worth checking out. It’s a simple site and could probably use some more bells and whistles, but I’m thinking this site is a work in progress. Leave it up to Google to make this is a truly “bookmarkable” site at some point in the future. Afterall, who isn’t looking to save money today?