1) I wear contacts. I SERIOUSLY cannot afford to pay a few hundred dollars for another eye exam and a supply of contacts right now. I have about 4 or 5 pairs (with one extra for one eye for some reason). How can I make them last longer before a buildup? That stuff is calcium, right? I feel like my current ones are at the end of the line. It seems like I can't wash the stuff away with my fingertips or anything. Any pointers other than the obvious, don't wear them so much and always keep them in solution? 2) What is a good way to invest maybe $250 online somewhere? I am thinking of ING's mutual funds, but I want something that is a) completely online, and b) somewhat aggressive. I use ING for my banking but their investment site is so uninformative I don't want to use them. Anyone know reputeable places to invest online and have any experience with them?