Maybe scrimping and scrounging isn’t your style. You’d rather be making more instead, to support the kind of lifestyle you want.
Start with a good education – college can make a significant difference to what and how you earn. And remember, billionaires like Bill Gates, Michael Dell or Mark Zuckerberg went to college, too (even if some of them did drop out). Check out the College Search, where you can browse details of over 1,500 colleges – and find others who’re going there, too. SolutionWatch has a list of useful Web 2.0 sites that help make college easier – track your homework, take notes, find useful courses and do your research.
Looking for a job? Emurse helps you improve your resume, and track your applications. Yorz helps you network with alumni and others to find positions that aren’t advertised.
Indeed helps you decide what’s a reasonable paycheck to expect – and find positions meeting your profile and interests. Salary’s another good place to check out.
Already have a job, but need more money? Freelance sites like Elance, Guru or GetaFreelancer are the places to go – even if they look more like Web 1.0. Make sure to get your iKarma right to get the Web 2.0 flavor!
Want to raise some money for business or other reasons? Prosper and Zopa have online lending / borrowing marketplaces. Or try Chipin and Fundable if you’re looking for fundraising instead.
Investing in stocks? Try Wikinancial, Gstock (no, that isn’t a Google site) or Socialpicks – relying on your broker for a tip is so passé. And track your portfolio with RSS using Stocktickr.
Or if real estate is your preferred route, use Zillow to find out what property prices look like. Coupled with Rentometer, evaluating property offers becomes much easier, with less guesswork.
Round it off with NetworthIQ to know exactly how much you have. And in case you feel you have too much, Givemeaning and Donorschoose can help you do the most good with it.