10 Free Things That Used to Cost Money

Not everything is getting more expensive. We used to pay for these items, but now they are readily available at no cost.

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As the years roll along, the cost of most things just keeps increasing.

That’s inflation for you. As we put it in “8 Basics That Beginning Investors Must Know,” you would have needed $300.52 in October 2018 to buy the same stuff you could have bought for $100 in October 1980, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ inflation calculator.

But some items actually have gotten cheaper in recent times. In fact, many are now free.

Following are 10 examples of things that used to cost money but no longer do.


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