#1
Anyone know any sites with free piano lessons? All piano teachers seem to be money grubbing bastards.
#2
I can't help much, but this is what I did. Before I could get my hands on a keyboard or a piano, I just used the guitar chords that I found on this website, looked up the proper chord fingering on http://www.looknohands.com/chordhouse/piano/ and then played them on an online piano at http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/music/piano/index.htm

The first two can still apply. Another thing I can say is when playing triplets (ie a C chord), use your first, third and fifth fingers (pinky, middle, thumb). It'l make it easier later on. I'm still a beginner too, but I hope it helped a bit.
#3
yes, good call on using those fingers, my book says to do that and it's really the most flexible way to play a chord (you mean triads, not triplets, triplets are a note duration thing). if i were you i'd get a piano book, as they're easier to stick with, and you can put it on the sheet music stand on your keyboard, whereas on a computer you'd have to print everything out or something. piano is not too hard to teach yourself though, so go for the book, and maybe just take a lesson or two for some basic technique stuff (how to alternate fingers when playing scales, etc.). i love my piano book, it's a good one that gives you something playable immediately without all the laborious note-reading bullsh!t that classical piano books drill you on. it's really old, probably out of print, but maybe there's a new edition by the same author? it's "how to play popular piano in 10 easy lessons" by norman monath.