11 websites that will save you time, money, and make you smarter

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Americans could always stand to save a little more time and money in whatever amount. And luckily these websites are here to help you out.



Ever been stuck on the phone on hold for countless minutes, waiting for a representative to answer? Well Lucyphone does that so you won't have to. All you need to do is enter the number you wish to call, and Lucyphone will give you a callback when there's actually someone ready to talk.

Khan Academy


Khan Academy allows visitors to watch informative and easy-to-understand videos on a wide array of subjects.



This website exposes the secret/lesser known ways to order food at your favorite casual establishments. It's like In-n-Out Burger's Secret Menu, but for every fast food restaurant.



The website gives you a free inbox to use if you ever want to sign up for an email promotion, so you're not constantly swimming through your spam folder in your regular mailbox.



If you've been looking to read the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series but don't want to invest all that time into reading, Spreed might work for you. This speed-reading system will help train you so you can read through long passages quickly, saving time and maximizing enjoyment.



With all the calendar apps out there, it may feel like you're becoming more disorganized than organized. But Sunrise.am is fresh and friendly on desktop or mobile use, so you can see everything you need to do at any time.

Amazon Filler


Every Amazon shopper knows the trauma of falling a few dollars short of free shipping on their order. But Amazon Filler helps you find an item that costs exactly the amount you need for pro-bono mailing.



AirBNB has become a very popular hub for people to rent and rent out their available vacation pads. But Couchsurfing is a lesser known website that connects travelers with people who have some free futons to sleep on.



Checking Accounts. Credit Cards. Investments. It's hard to keep track of everything and actually see how much money you have. Mint though keeps everything nice and tidy, shows how much you owe where, and how much you've got leftover.

Code Academy


Code Academy

Similar to Khan Academy, but this website gives you the tricks of the trade when it comes down to our current job landscape's most valuable skill, coding. Learn some basic HTML or go full out Java, Code Academy is a great resource for those programming chops.




Going abroad and want to learn the native tongue before you get there? Duolingo will help you with just that. This fun learning platform will help you learn some of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Best part? It's free!