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VPNs: How they work and how to choose the best one for you

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Hackers, thieves and scammers are constantly out in full force, ready to steal your money. I’m sure you’ve heard me mention VPNs before on my show. Now’s the time to get on board.

VPN is short for virtual private network. What this means is when doing your banking online, hackers can’t step in the middle and steal your account information and drain your money. A VPN also stops your internet provider from tracking you and lets you unblock websites and bypass filters. You need it on your computer, laptop, tablet and phone.

I know you’re frugal like me. There are a lot of free things in tech. Most of the time, there are huge gotchas that go along with free tech, so you have to know that you shouldn’t ever want to use a free VPN.

Here’s the dirty secret those other companies do not want you to know

Usually, a free VPN will sell your data and collect everything, and I mean everything, that you do when you’re using it. And a free VPN will slow your connection while collecting all your data. It’s free for a reason. You are paying with your data, and boom, it starts. You start getting more spam, targeted ads and maybe robocalls.

For just a few bucks a month, you need a VPN that doesn’t track you or collect your data. I’m going to tell you how a VPN works. If you want to skip all that below, you can use the VPN I use right now. Tap or click here and get three extra months free with a 12-month ExpressVPN plan.

By the way, Google Play has free VPNs to download.

Some 35 million downloads later, news emerged that this company was tracking and selling data. It happens too often, so don’t take any chances with a free VPN. It’s just not worth it.

How VPNs work

Here’s a geeky definition. A virtual private network, or VPN, is a layer of protection between your devices and the internet. It hides your IP address and your location. It also encrypts your data after leaving your device and traveling to whatever website you’re visiting.

Most importantly, a VPN provides a layer of security. Look at the picture below.

vpn infographic from expressvpn

Whether it’s a computer, smartphone or tablet, it connects to the internet through an internet service provider. Those servers send you information and they pick up information about you, your IP address, location, device and more.

A VPN blocks the two-way exchange of information. The IP address and location data come from the VPN host’s server, so the servers on the other end learn nothing about you or your data. Hackers, scammers and thieves won’t be able to get you, your data, your travels or your money.

Best VPN features

You want a VPN that doesn’t harvest and sell your information and works across several devices. Most of all, it has to be easy to use. I use my sponsor ExpressVPN because it is all of this. Check out the list below.

  • Browse anonymously, so your ISP isn’t tracking you.
  • Unblock websites and bypass filters so you go anywhere you want.
  • Hide your IP address, so there are no targeted ads and trackers.
  • Unlimited streaming so you can watch and game to your heart’s content.
  • Works on Windows, Mac, Linux and Apple and Android phones, all of them.
  • Easy to set up and use, two clicks. That’s it.
  • Fast and doesn’t slow you down while keeping hackers and thieves out.
  • 24-hour chat helps whenever you need it, but I don’t think you’ll need it because it’s so simple to use.

Using the best VPN

With ExpressVPN, you use the internet like you usually do. Nothing changes for you. It’s the bad guys and gals who it changes for. You simply turn on the VPN and it does the work for you. Don’t be a hacker’s next victim.

Be a smarty pant and use the VPN that I do. Do it now while you’re thinking of it. Your life, money and time should be yours and not for a hacker, thief or scammer. Tap or click here now to check out and try ExpressVPN. Use this link to save money and get three months free!

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