I can barely remember life without the internet… and I’m grateful for that.
Thanks to the internet there is a wealth of information available with just a couple of clicks on the computer. And there is so much available online that can help you save money.
Here’s my list of 10 free online resources worth checking out:
- Printable coupons. Talk about saving money! You can find high value coupons all over the internet – directly from the manufacturers or through coupon services. And on top of all that, you can use cool tools like my searchable coupon database to help you save money.
- Google Docs. Who needs spendy wordprocessing, database or spreadsheet programs when you can use Google Docs. You can create all kinds of documents and save them online (no clutter on your hard drive!), and it’s a cinch to share your files with other people. There are also loads of free templates that cover everything from fitness logs to budgeting forms to resumes.
- CutePDF. I love CutePDF for my PCs! Instead of printing those online shopping receipts, you can save them as a PDF to your computer. Then when your order arrives, you can delete the file. Think of how many trees you’ll save! Think of all that computer ink you could use to print coupons instead!
- Skype. Skype is a fabulous way to video conference with loved ones who live far away. All you need is a good internet connection and a web cam. If you don’t have a webcam, you can just chat instead. This can really help you save on your long distance phone bills.
- Hulu. No cable TV? No problem. Watch your favorite television shows on Hulu for free. You will have to put up with a few ads, but it’s a small price to pay for no cable bill!
- Recipes. You don’t need to buy a cookbook – the internet has more recipes than you could ever make. And many of those recipes have been reviewed by people who have tried them, so you can find the tastiest recipes to try! All Recipes and Food.com are two of my favorites, but there are lots of other great sites, too.
- Public Library. Using my library card, I can download audio books right to my iPod. I can do research using the libraries databases and even have the books and videos I want waiting for me when I stop in to the library.
- Freecycle. Freecycle connects people who want to get rid of stuff with people who are looking for things. And everything is free. Looking for some kids’ snowpants or want to get rid of an old refrigerator? Check out Freecycle before you pull out your wallet.
- Facebook and Twitter. Need help with something? Looking for a recipe or a trying to find a product? Ask your friends on Facebook or Twitter. I love learning new things from my friends and family. You’ll also find coupons, hot deals, and freebies on your favorite social media networks!