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.
An officer-involved shooting in Oxnard early Saturday morning killed a 26-year-old woman.
Summit County Jail
An Ohio woman is facing criminal charges after stabbing her boyfriend because he ate all of their salsa, police said.
Keith Carls photo
Off-duty Sheriff's Deputy foils carjacking at Pappy's Diner.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies arrested two Los Angeles residents in connection with a bank robbery in Carpinteria Tuesday morning.
Judge grants juror's request to attend to a family emergency out of state.
Drought dry Santa Barbara is leading Southern California on a list of larger cities and districts when it comes to water conservation.
Police identified 12 Paso Robles businesses that refused to sell alcohol to minors in a sting decoy operation Saturday. Out of the 13 tested, one sold alcohol to a minor.
The Santa Maria Police Department is asking for your help to identify the owner of a jay-walking turtle.
With Lucy Lawless marking her 47th birthday over the weekend, let's see what she and her one-time "Xena" and "Hercules" co-stars are up to today.
Screen Gems Television
With Shirley Jones marking her 81st birthday on March 31, what better time to c'mon, get happy and check in with "The Partridge Family" stars today?
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