Money For Nothing – The Truth About Free Money

Despite years of experience telling us otherwise, the lure of free money is something that many people find irresistible. The internet, with all its promise, has only intensified this urge. But is it really possible to get free money?
Well, yes and no. If you’re a student, then you can get free money, of a sort, in the form of grants and scholarships. Of course, it isn’t really free, in that you are actually expected to attend university or college in order to qualify for it.

There’s also an application process to go through. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for grants or scholarships to cover tuition fees, investigate programs such as FAFSA.
For everybody else, the prospects are less certain.

Certainly the internet abounds with schemes for free money – reading emails, taking surveys, downloading tool bars etc. At the very least, this is not free money as you actually have to do something to earn it, even if that doesn’t appear to be very much.

At worst, it’s a criminal scam. Always beware of hidden costs. Some of these schemes require a registration fee, and many will result in a flood tide of spam, junk mail, credit card applications and even more sinister intrusions into your life.

Regrettably, the old saying is true. There really is no such thing as a free lunch. Sooner or later, you have to pay, and when it comes to so-called free money, the price can be painfully high.