Some fabulous freebies to end the year with and ring in 2014:
Free Video From Santa: Hurry! Time is running out to send the kids a personalized video from Santa via this website. If’ you’ve already sent out your Christmas cards, remember it for next year.
Free 2014 Calendar: Click on the link for these free, downloadable calendars. You can customize them to meet your needs and track your schedule. Free Financial Planning Tools: Several websites like Mint, Bankrate and AARP offer free calculators to help get your financial house in order. These tools can help you track your expenses, set up a household budget, save for retirement and more. Free Yoga Instruction: Yoga is good for the mind, body and soul — a great New Year’s resolution. This website features instructional videos and lets you join free online yoga studios to follow the instructors and programs that you like the most.
Free Home Inventory Software: Decluttering your home and getting your affairs in order are common New Year’s resolutions. Software sponsored by the Insurance Information Institute makes inventorying your household belongings easy and fun. Free Home Energy Savings Calculator: Reduce your winter heating and summer cooling costs with the help of this “Home Energy Saver” tool developed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Free Coffee Samples: Staying up late on New Year’s Eve, or having trouble waking up the next morning? For java junkies, Coffee Fair lists sample offers and coffee-related promotional paraphernalia. Also, if you join the mailing lists of Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts or Caribou Coffee, you’ll get an email for a free beverage on your birthday. Free Income Tax Software: There are a number of options available for filing your income taxes. This website provides a good overview of free and low-cost tax software, depending on your needs. If your income qualifies, you can also get free tax preparation software from IRS Free File. Free Calorie Counter: There are plenty of calorie calculators available to help you keep your New Year’s resolution to take off a few pounds. I like the one on My Fitness Pal because of the other information and tools on the site, including an active community message board, a sort of “virtual weight loss support group.”
Also of Interest
- Early Tax Filers Will Have to Wait for Refunds
- Slideshow: 9 Nasty Things to Throw Away Today
- Get free assistance with tax-return preparation from Tax-Aide
- Join AARP: Savings, resources and news for your well-being
See the AARP home page for deals, savings tips, trivia and more