Sites of the Week: July 27, 2014

“Your whole life passes in front of your eyes before you die. This is called living.”

– Sir Terry Pratchett, English author

Factoid: To live “the American dream”, a family of four needs about $130,000 a year—the amount required to buy a house and a car, pay for two children’s college educations, and save for retirement. Only one in eight households earned that much in 2013.

USA Today

Now on to this week’s sites. This week, I’m sending out three ‘Site of the Week’ recommendations.


Borrow eBooks, audiobooks and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide. OverDrive launched its Digital Library Reserve, a digital download platform for public libraries, in 2002. Download and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, and videos from your library, wherever you go. Check out and download digital titles and read, listen, or watch in the free OverDrive Media Console app. The Library Finder allows you to locate a library with a digital collection near you and save it for easy access. You can borrow OverDrive Read eBooks from your library and read them directly on your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet, Kindle, Nook, Mac or Windows computer.


This free site allows you to quickly and easily install and update all of your programs at once. It is recommended by Lifehacker and features most popular, free programs.Just check the programs you want and Ninite installs them for you in the background. You can run it again periodically and it will update your apps to the latest versions.

SSA Analyze

This free Social Security Calculator tool is available from Bedrock Capital Management. The calculator allows you to adjust a range of factors including life expectancy, inflation and the discount rate used to calculate the current value of future benefits.

Ernie Orr sez “Check em out!”


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