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APP: Locket [UPDATE]

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Back on July 25th I posted an article about an Android app called Locket (Beta) which puts ads on your devices lock screen and pays you for unlocking your device. Since installing the application my balance is $15. Today they released the new version of Locket version 1.1, and some big changes came down. For starters the 3 paid swipes per hour limitaion has been lifted, however [and this is a big one] you will now only get paid $0.01 each time you see a new add per day.

APP: Locket

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Hey, check out Locket. It's an Android app that pays you for unlocking your phone. The way it's done is simple. By downloading the app, you basically rent out your lock screen to brands. At one swipe, you can either open the ad, or unlock your phone the way you always do.

Every time you unlock your phone (up to three times per hours) you get $0.01. Every friend that you have who signed up using your link gets you $1.00 right now.

Neat income percentile calculator

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Remeber the Occupy Wall Street protest [which started in NY on September 17, 2011]? Of course you do! It hasn't even been a year. Since you remember you're very familiar with all the "We are the 99%" pictures all over the net. Well today I found a "What Income Percentile Are You" calculator over at Intuit's web site. Ever wonder what percentile you are actually in? The calculator will tell you. I displays both your US percentile and world percentile. Check it out with the link below:

Saving Money Quest: Light bulbs

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Last year was a hard year for my employer. As a result it was a hard year for my wife and I also, as I lost 16 hours a week. While I quickly found a part time job to cover some of the lost wages it meant tightening the proverbial belt a little and reducing our expenses. So I've tried my best to reduce my bills doing things like: downsizing my Cable package and getting rid of the house phone; clipping coupons; signing up for a cash back credit card; doing some comparison shopping; etc.