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.
Click here to read The Huffington Post article in full.
The latest encounter with a mountain lion happened about 10:30 pm Wednesday night in Santa Barbara off Foothill Road near La Cumbre Road.
Henry Galvan photo
The Democratic presidential candidate spoke to a crowd of thousands at Santa Barbara City College.
Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo
A three-car crash injured several people on Highway 154 on Sunday. The crash happened just after 10 a.m. north of San Antonio Creek Road in the Windy Gap area.
Police are looking for the driver in a fatal hit and run accident in Ventura.
Economy Supply on the 600 block of Haley Street was tagged on Saturday morning.
I Madonnari is marking its 30th year by making the pavement in front of the Old Mission in Santa Barbara vibrant.
The Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation held a Memorial Day Ceremony to remember those who died in service for the United States.
Oxnard police are investigating the fourth homicide in their city this year.
Shortly after 3 p.m., Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies reportedly spotted the golden four-door Saturn involved in the Amber Alert out of Solano County in Los Alamos.
As you wrap up the holiday weekend, look back at the history of Memorial Day through old and new images.
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