Posts Tagged ‘free’

Does This Really Work?

Friday, June 5th, 2009
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As a result of being cheap and subscribing to lots of free investment info, I get more than my fair share of emails advertising to idiots. One of my a favorites (mentioned last week but received again this week) offers “free stock picks” for paying for a stock pick newsletter. Does that mean the free ones are good and the one you pay for are worthless, or vice versa?

Anyway, today’s junk mail was this offer for a special report of ten top picks. I would have bit, knowing full well it would increase the work of my spam filter. But then I noticed that they had eight links in the email to the same place to get the free report. Which tells me that they are either too dumb to hire a good web copy writer for their pitches or are only looking for people so dumb that they have to be shown eight times how to get something for free. I can understand two (top and bottom of the email), even three if it is a really long email. But eight links? Nah, that’s too many. I’ll pass.

If you want to get it anyway, those eight links point to http://www.newsletteradvisors.com. It actually came with a parameter, but that probably confirms my email address as a sucker, so I’m leaving it off.

The Price Is Right…Sometimes

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
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FreeInternet.com has coupons, discounts, and free stuff availalbe on the Internet cataloged in one handy place. Neat if you are into that kind of thing. Personaly, I tend to bookmark and forget those places, but that is the lazy part conflicting with the cheap part.

YATTL

Friday, May 29th, 2009
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Yeah, I just made that one up: Yet Another Top Ten List. The Dolan’s have much more time to write (or borrow) content than I do. Keeping up my lazy rep, I’m just going to link to their list of free top ten articles on their site for May. You can be cheap by just reading them, and lazy by only following the parts that make cents.

TANSTAAFL

Friday, May 29th, 2009
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me2everyone.com is giving away stock to members who sign up before their full launch. 100 share for joining, and 200 shares for every referral. Supposedly no strings attached, and I haven’t found any yet. I haven’t even seen an increase in spam.

I took the bait, with a reminder in my calendar to check the site weekly since the shares must be registered when they go public to actually receive them.

Definitely something you need to decide for yourself. If you do, please give me credit as referrer by using the links in this blog entry.

Get it From the Shorts

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
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Interesting article at InvestorsPlace.com today about how the folks that play the shorts can make you some short money on longs. I like the idea, as I’m too lazy and cheap to do shorts myself. The article is attributed to LearningMarkets.com, which appears to have some good info for those who want to learn how things works in the trading world.

Cheap Education on Being Cheap

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
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Eventually, probably, I will have some money-saving tips on this blog. Probably even a page devoted to it. I have been looking for ways to save money as soon as I had my second penny (the first one did not inspire me as it did not go “clink” against anything yet). In the meantime, you can subscribe to http://www.dolans.com/. The are not the do-all end-all of saving money, and you will get a flood of other emails from subsribing, but in general they have some good advise for free. Being the cheap guy that I am, I never look at any of their fee services, and rarely look at their free advise as most of it is old news to me. But it may not be to you, and I did say “most”, not “all”. Any newsletter is worth my time if I get one idea or learning from it. If that is all I get for a very long stretch I will drop it, which has to do with being cheap with my time and too lazy to read everything.

France24 iPod Nano Give Away

Friday, May 22nd, 2009
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You’ll have to put up with the newsletter for awhile, and after you enter you get a real-time news cast with no warning. Annoying, but harmless.

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