You may not need all of these freebies, but I’m hoping at least one of them catches your eye. I’ll personally be taking advantage of 2 of these bad boys! Here’s what the good Lord has provided us with this month:
1. FREE Financial Advice!!! *The awesomest freebie today.
One of my favorite magazines (Kiplinger) does this every year and it’s seriously brilliant – you can actually get REAL advice from professionals for FREE! This could be a $100-$250 value depending on what your situation is, and luckily the window to talk w/ someone is pretty big (9 am to 5pm). So mark your calendars as there are 2 days to get hooked up : Jan 13th (tomorrow), and Jan 30th (not tomorrow). Here’s a blurb from Kiplinger’s site:
“Normally, these fee-only planners, who are well versed in investments, taxes,insurance, estate planning, and saving for college and retirement, charge clients $100 to $250 an hour. But on Jump-Start Days, you don’t pay a cent — not even for the phone call. Just dial 888-919-2345 and a NAPFA adviser will respond to your question. Or, if you prefer, you can participate in an online discussion with a NAPFA adviser anytime from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. eastern time on January 13 or January 30 by visiting our Jump-Start Your Retirement Center.”
2. Get a FREE Tax Answer over at FreeTaxQuestion.com!
If you submit a question from now until Jan 31st, TurboTax will hit you back up within 24 hours with your answer :) Saaaweeeeetness! You can only ask 1 question per person though, so make sure it’s a good one. (thx Consumerist)
3. Free McAfee Security Software for Comcast Customers!
Comcast may not have the best customer service in the world, but they sure do have some good offers every now and then (think their Triple Play” tv/phone/enternet deals). And the timing is freakin’ great at least for us – the Mrs. has needed to renew her security software on her laptop for months now ;) Here’s a blurb from Comcast’s website, where you can pick it up. (thx Mrs. Micah!):
“The all-new McAfee® Security Suite gives you a whole series of tools to help keep you, your family and your home computers safe, protected and virus-free. It’s an all-in-one, comprehensive, easy-to-install solution-and a $120 value, included FREE with your Comcast High-Speed Internet subscription. No strings attached.”
So that’s it for now, but I’ll still have my ears to the ground….I’m sure there’ll be a lot more coming out as the economy tries to rebuild itself. In fact, I’m hoping companies will start giving away things like beer or bananas! I’d be allllllllll over that junk ;) haha…a boy can dream, right?
Bonus tip: Find a good "balance transfer" offer to help pay off debt faster!
If you’ve been making payment after payment (on time) and still haven't been able to get your debt under control, snatching up a good balance transfer credit card offer may be the ticket to try. That’s where in order to gain your business - credit card companies will let you transfer your existing debt to a new card and let you pay ZERO PERCENT interest on it. Saving you tons every month!
What's the catch? Usually balance transfer cards charge a fee (around 3% of your debt balance) to let you transfer your balance to their 0% interest offer. But we've found a great credit card that will let you do a balance transfer absolutely free. Click here to learn more and see if you qualify!
PS: If you don't trust yourself with another credit card, ignore this! This strategy is to help you get out of debt quicker, not risk adding more to it.