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Money In the News: Saving Money Together and another Job Alert!

Lifehacker posts about a new service that will find you the cheapest prescription cost.

Previously featured BidRx also aims to find you the cheapest drugs, but does so by soliciting smaller pharmacies to bid for your business in an eBay-like system. GoodRx, however, doesn’t require a log-in or anything special and works just like a regular look up tool: enter your drug name and location and you’ll get estimates or actual prices from major pharmacies near you as well as online stores.

Lifehacker also goes on about a new website that helps you find detailed medical information that could end up saving you money.

Medify takes its data every night from Medline, the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine, and other sources, such as drug side effects from the FDA. It takes all that complex data and presents it interactively, so you can be a more informed patient or help a loved one manage a chronic condition (Derek Streat, Medify co-founder and CEO, started the service after being frustrated trying to find information about his two-year-old daughter’s rare autoimmune disorder).

MSN Money gives a first person account on being a financial disaster.

Stop dreaming of winning the lottery. Stop saying, “If we just had more income we’d be fine!” Accept your role, whatever it may be, in creating financial mayhem in your life and take steps today to fix it. If you don’t know where to start, ask for help. Hell, ask me for help if you don’t have anyone else. Just. Do. It. Now.

Job Alert! CNN Money says Toys R Us is hiring 40,000 for the holiday season. Great temporary job opportunity here!

CS Monitor posts about 15 websites that saved them money in 2010.

Skype allows you to use the internet as your telephone service, allowing you to call any number in the U.S., Canada, and a few other countries as well as have your own phone number for about $3 a month. I’ve been using Skype as my business number since last year and it’s worked like a charm. The best part? When I don’t want to deal with business calls, I just close the program. Problem solved.

Do you know of a website that has helped save you money? Let us know!

About Crystal Groves, Google+

Crystal Groves is a farmer, web developer, musician, blogger, and personal finance enthusiast from the back hills of Maryland and Pennsylvania. She started Money Drain as a project to encourage people interested in fixing their financial situation to share their stories and learn from the stories of others. We all make mistakes, but in order to change we have to make changes.

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