The Best Freebies!

I found a new site that I luv.  Kiplinger.com.  Each year they list the top freebies.  I’m diggin’ this year’s line-up.

1 . FREE TECH SUPPORT

If you’re a member of Sam’s Club or Costco, you can get free tech support — even if you didn’t buy your computer from them.

Or, for PC problems, anyone can head to TechGuy.org or 5starsupport.com for free help. You can search the forums for your computer’s particular ailment or post a question to receive a timely response from the sites’ groups of geek volunteers. And don’t forget to try the manufacturer’s Web site. Many post user manuals and FAQs to help you solve your dilemma.

2 . FREE COMPUTER PROTECTION

Is your computer vulnerable? You can download malware-protection services available free online.

A PC Magazine Editor picks Panda Cloud Antivirus. Or try Microsoft’s Security Essentials, which PCWorld.com says renders subscription antivirus services unnecessary.  Time Warner offers computer protection as well.  It’s included when you get roadrunner.

3 . FREE PORTFOLIO CHECKUP

Is your portfolio as diversified as you think it is? You needn’t pay a financial planner to evaluate your holdings. Simply use Morningstar.com’s Instant X-Ray tool to check for balance among stock sectors, investment styles, geographic regions and more.

Then, check out Kiplinger.com’s 25 favorite funds, 22 model portfolios or Mutual Fund Finder to establish the mix of investments that’s right for you.

4 . FREE FOREIGN-LANGUAGE LESSONS

Voulez-vous parlez Francais?  Would you like to speak French… or learn another language? Put away your wallet, and hop on your computer.  At FSI-language-courses.org, you can access courses developed by the U.S. Foreign Service Institute in 41 languages.

At Openculture.com/freelanguagelessons, you’ll find a list of several free language lessons that you can download to your MP3 player. Or go to MangoLanguages.com to see whether your public library grants you free access to its courses in 22 foreign languages and 14 courses in English as a second language.

5. FREE GROCERIES

You’ve got to buy groceries anyway, so why not shopt at Lowes Foods… weekly specials offer you Fresh Rewards Cash… use the cash sometime in the future on anything in the store

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