At ESSERLAW, we are always trying to find ways to help you stay debt free. We recently came accross a great article 10 Free Things That Used to Cost Money fromwww.moneytalksnews.com, that features interesting and help tips.
As the years roll along, the cost of most things just keeps increasing. But some items actually have gotten cheaper in recent times. In fact, many are now free.
1. Classified Ads
Once upon a time, if you wanted to sell something, you had to fork over money to run a classified ad in the newspaper. Now you have plenty of free options to sell your wares. Craigslist has the widest reach, but there’s also eBay Classifieds (formerly known as Kijiji) or any of the many buy/sell groups you’ll find on Facebook. Some newspapers have even gotten into the act by allowing free classifieds on their websites.
2. Reading the News
Speaking of newspapers, buying one used to be the way to stay up-to-date on current events. Now, you merely have to flip on your computer to find all sorts of free news 24/7 on the Internet. Even if you don’t have home Internet service, you only have to head to the library to take advantage of this freebie.
3. Books, Magazines, Movies and More
While you’re at the library, take a look around. Long gone are the days in which your library was filled with musty books. Today, you can borrow CDs, DVDs, video games and more at many branches across the nation. My local library even has an iPad and an electricity usage monitor available for checkout.