Nothing Beats Free

In our current economy, where thrift and austerity are the norm, everyone is looking for a bargain. Discounts are great, cheap is better, but nothing beats free.

As a general rule, I believe there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but there are some great free finds out there if you know where to look. A recent article in Money Magazine caught our attention. The article explores ways to get everything from free computer storage to free vacations.  Below are some of the suggestions we liked the most.

Cloud Storage

In our modern world of technology, everything is digital – pictures, tax returns, emails, bank statements, and thus, everything is vulnerable. If you’ve suffered through a hard drive crash, you know what I mean. If you haven’t; well, it is just a matter of time.

Backing up your computer is imperative, and online backups are convenient and in many cases free.  Money explains how to get up to 25 gigabytes of free cloud storage so you never have to worry about losing a single byte of important information. Read more here.

E-Books

Whether it’s on your phone, iPad, or Kindle, books have gone digital. It may not be quite the same as holding a book in your hand, but it sure is nice to carry an entire library on your hip. Get everything from the classics to the latest titles all for free.

Travel

Traveling can be expensive, but most big cities have great attractions that don’t cost a dime.  A little research can often turn up hidden gems. They may take you off the beaten path, but that’s usually where the fun begins. Here are Money Magazine’s suggestions. A quick web search of your destination will usually turn up dozens more.

Take a Class

The internet is slowly but surely changing every industry and education is not immune. Online, you can to learn to speak a new language, take Ivy League courses, and more, all for free.

Posted by Jay Healy at 10:24 AM
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