As the years roll along, the cost of most things just keeps increasing.
That’s inflation for you, as we note in “8 Basics That Beginning Investors Must Know.” Due to that sustained increase in the general price level of things in an economy over time, you would need around $313 in 2020 to buy the same stuff you could have bought for $100 in 1980.
But some items actually have gotten cheaper in recent times. In fact, many are now free.
Following are examples of things that used to cost money but no longer do.