for the college-bound high school studentwww.ineedapencil.com
Private tutoring for SAT prep? Don't need it. The CK12 Foundation's I Need a Pencil program has leveled the SAT prep playing field by making effective tutoring materials available free online to anyone with access to the Internet.
for the polyglot on a shoestringwww.livemocha.com
She was an Italian supermodel. He was a hardworking farm boy who couldn't afford an expensive set of Italian lessons on CD. So he logged onto Livemocha, a peer-to-peer language learning community with more than 11 million members, offering free and low-cost lessons in 35 languages.
for the cost-conscious jet setterwww.socialflights.com
Cruising around in a private jet is more affordable than you might think when passengers traveling the same route hook up to share costs. Social Flights applies a Groupon-like social buying platform to private jet charters, facilitating affordable point-to-point air travel without the hassles of scheduled airline service.
for the 21st-century father figurewww.daddyswag.com
You don't really have to be a dad to learn from this free online resource that tracks the coolest gear, gadgets, entertainment and educational trends for parents and kids. On the other hand, it's refreshing for guys to have a place to go for parenting guidance that's far removed from the usual women's magazine stereotypes.
for the up-and-coming restaurateurwww.lacocinasf.org
This San Francisco nonprofit is an incubator for low-income food entrepreneurs, providing affordable commercial kitchen space, technical assistance and access to market opportunities. The goal is to help Bay Area women from communities of color and immigrant communities launch profitable food service businesses.