Thursday, April 1, 2010

Column April 1

The internet is spilling over with free deals. It can be very time consuming to sift through them all. The following websites offer a little bit of everything to help you learn, live, and laugh for less.

Take advantage of these educational opportunities for everyone in the family.

· Get your kids ready for the SAT, ACT or GRE with these preparation courses, complete with vocabulary builders, practice sessions and tutorials.

· Students stumped by tough homework assignments are now able to receive free help from professional tutors from 2 pm to midnight every day.

· Get homework help in Math, Algebra, Physics, Chemistry, Science, History, Accounting, English, Writing Help, Business, Humanities and more.

· Learn languages online at your own pace with fun language lessons. Get a chance to interact with other language learners around the world.

· Free online classes available 24/7 from HP. Classes range from home office to medium business.

· Get a top-flight education without the price tag. MIT OpenCourse Ware is a web-based publication with most of MIT’s courses and exams, and it’s available to everyone.

Using the services these sites provide to gain control of your finances without spending a dime.

· takes your banking information, credit cards, home loan, investments and compiles a financial profile so you can keep track of your spending, savings and more.

· You are entitled to one free report per year from each of the main credit bureaus.

· People with low to moderate incomes($49,000 and less), military families and people ages 60 and older qualify for free help with tax returns from trained volunteers

· H&R Block is offering 24-hours of Free Tax Service. More than 50 experts will answer personalized tax questions via the H&R Block Tax Talk Line (1-866-HRBLOCK) from 12:01am through 11:50pm CST. You can call the tax line or email until April 15th for free advice.

· Each month, David Bach will be offering a free download of a new chapter of his book Start Over, Finish Rich. Each chapter offers step-by-step instruction on topics designed to help you get your finances in order in 2010.

Connecting with love ones can be costly.

Sign up for a free account at Skype, you can call one another at no cost over the internet rather than racking up minutes on your phone plan.
Skip the cost of a card by sending an ecard. Check out, or for some funny or thoughtful cards.
Receive text messages from the web at no cost to you. Enter a friend’s mobile number and carrier then start texting each other.
If you don’t know your friend’s mobile service you can still save on messaging.

Get deals on entertainment, travel and family fun.

Watch your favorite TV episodes at anytime on your computer.
Enjoy reading more than 5,000 full classic books. Just click to the bottom of the webpage on Free Books.
Do you want to play Monopoly but don’t have the board game. Get more than 100 games that you play alone or with friends.
Don’t buy a book of puzzles. Choose to print out a wide selection of crossword puzzles.
If you are flexible you may find a cruise for free. Cruise lines post their free deals in hope that you’ll spread the word about your great time onboard.
Design your own personalized luggage tags. A easier way to determine what bag is yours.
You can get silver jewelry for free just pay for the shipping. The company wants to spread their name and you get a special gift.
Experience a new restaurant or enjoy your favorites while receiving huge discounts on gift certificates.
Just type in your zipcode for the most comprehensive source for finding kids eat free deals across America and Canada.
Keeneland opens for Spring meet April 2. Go to the racetrack before 10 am to watch the horses do their morning workouts. Become a member of Kentucky Equine Education Project to receive FREE admission to any of Kentucky’s Pari-mutuel Race Tracks. You also receive Buy One Get One FREE admission to the Kentucky Horse Park.
Buy discounted secondhand gift cards at up to 40 percent off and shipping is free.

Need medical or legal questions answered? Check out these sites before going to a pro.
Sign up for an account where you can manage your health, watch health-related videos, read articles and send any questions to certified specialists.
Ask real lawyers any legal question and receive a personalized answer.

Attend Dermalogica at Ulta located at South Park Shopping Center 3220 Nicholasville Road on Friday, April 2. Visit their professionals for your free face mapping skin analysis, no-nonsense product prescription for results and free samples.
National Start! Walking Day is April 7, 2010. Encourage friends, family and co-workers to join you on a 30 minute walk.

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