Some people say “the best things in life are free.” Unfortunately, you can’t get everything without paying. For those unexpected expenses that threaten your financial well-being, you may be able to use a payday loan advance to keep your footing.
However, according to CNNMoney, there are a few products and services out there you may never have to pay for again if you play your cards right.
If you currently have cable service from Bright House, Cablevision, Comcast or Time Warner Cable, you may soon have access to free wireless internet in select areas.
These companies are launching free hotspots for all of their customers in New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Tampa and Orlando. Should the program prove to be successful, it could be expanded to many more metropolitan areas in the near future.
Meanwhile, even if you don’t consider yourself much of a reader, you will most likely be able to get a free wireless connection at a public library. According to the American Library Association, 82 percent of public libraries have wireless hotspots open to the public.
Computers are expensive enough, so you don’t want to shell out a few hundred extra dollars on basic programs such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Instead, opt a free alternative. Google Drive offers tools that mirror these Microsoft programs free-of-charge.
Acquire Other People’s Items
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Take to the internet, and you may be able to find that much-needed item for free.
Just be sure whatever you pick up is in decent shape. You may be better off getting certain items, such as mattresses, new or from someone you know. In addition, thoroughly inspect any furniture you acquire, since introducing bed bugs to your home could have long-term consequences.
Certain movie studios screen new films way ahead of time at select theaters across the country. Sign up for a private invitation your chance to see the latest Hollywood blockbuster for free. With the average price of movie tickets steadily rising, this could save you a significant amount of money.