Private Internet Access VPN Review (Jan. 2016)

Updated January 2016

Private Internet Access (PIA) definitely ranks high in my list of VPN services. All the features are wonderful, it's easy to use, and it's very cheap when you compare it to similar services.

Even though the company is US-based, it has thousands of servers located across more than 20 countries, and you can switch between the countries as many times as you want (which you won't see with every other VPN service out there). Plus, you can use your account on multiple devices at once!

I use Private Internet Access for my two computers and iPhone, but don't buy it just because I recommend it. Look through this review to see the features to make an informed decision.

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How to Download and Use Torrents

Someone may have told you to download that video, document, song, etc. using a torrent. Maybe you have an idea of how it works but you've been told you'll tons of viruses if you use torrents, so you haven't even tried.

Or maybe you do know something about torrents but you've tried before and it didn't work out very well for you.

No matter what has led you here, follow this guide to learn how to download torrents the right way.

9 Free Ways to Download Music From YouTube

YouTube is great for watching music videos while you're on your computer or mobile device. But what if you want to listen to just the music, and do so even without an Internet connection?

This is when you'd need a YouTube music downloader. The purpose is to convert a YouTube video to just audio, or, in other words, extract the audio from a YouTube video to make an MP3.

Below are several free ways for downloading YouTube music, some of which are online converters and downloaders while others require you to install software to get the MP3.

Tip: If you can't access YouTube videos from your country, try a VPN service like Private Internet Access.

39 VPN Services Compared: Prices (Jan. 2016)

Updated January 2016

I have a large list of free and paid VPN services to better secure your Internet browsing. The table below just serves as an easy way to compare the prices of some non-free ones.

Some of these VPN services have alternative plans that are more expensive but come with more features. The prices you see here are the cheapest plans available for each service. Also, some of these services do not let you download/upload an unlimited amount of data. Choose the "Review" or "Buy" link next to each service for more information about these things.

  • Cheapest VPN from this list: Privatoria
    • A $22.80 payment for an entire year is just $1.90 /month
  • Cheapest VPN I've reviewed: Kepard
    • Pay $35.00 for a full year, making the monthly equivalent $2.91 /month
  • The VPN I use: Private Internet Access 
    • Buy a year at once for $39.95. This cost divided by 12 months in the year gets you the VPN for $3.33 /month

Best Free Mobile Financing Apps

Tracking your investments, bills, loans, and other financial-related items can sometimes be a chore. Fortunately, there are numerous free apps out there that you can use on your mobile phone for easy payments, tracking, and monitoring of your accounts.

Below are some examples of my favorite mobile financing apps that are completely free to use, and I'll be adding more as I come across them.