Free stuff is getting harder to come by, but The Huffington Post has come up with 10 things you should never pay for.
Hit up your public library or browse online for some free reading material.
Basic Checking Accounts
Free checking accounts are becoming harder to find, but banks like ING Direct and Ally still offer free, no-fee basic checking accounts.
Free public wi-fi spots abound these days at everywhere from your favorite coffee shop to the subway station. There are even apps now to help you find hotspots close by.
Donations are often solicited during an offering, but most religious services are free to the public.
Most beaches across the country are free to the public, with the exception of private beaches or those in state and national parks.
Rumors abound that someday we'll have to pay for social media, sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are still free to the public.
411 Information Services
Look up phone numbers using free wi-fi on your smartphone or dial 1-800-FREE-411, which offers the same information services in exchange for listening to a few short ads.
Many newspaper websites are charging viewers for certain content, but most news sites -- like The Huffington Post -- still offer up all their content for free.
Standard In-Flight Beverages
Booze may cost you, but airlines still offer a free non-alcoholic beverage service for juice, soda and water.
Under federal law, AnnualCreditReport.com is the only authorized source for a free, yearly credit report from the three major credit bureaus: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion.
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Source:: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department
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