When you’re trying to be frugal getting something for free is a big help. Here are some great free resources that won’t cost you a dime.
- The Public Library- You can get books free here and also music and movies. My local library charges a dollar for movies but the books are still a good deal.
- 1-800-Free-411- I just recently found about this. I just avoided using directory assistance before but now take advantage of this free deal. You just have to listen to a short advertisement before you get your information.
- Mint,GnuCash,PearBudget,etc.- There is lots of free money management software out there. I use PearBudget right now since my finances are pretty simple. I’m thinking of upgrading to more detailed software though.
- Hulu.com,ABC.com,CBS.com,etc.- These are sites where you can legally watch TV shows and movies at your own convenience online. With these sites you really don’t need cable.
- BBC.co.uk/languages- At this site you can take language lessons online for free. There are many other free language learning sites out there. I haven’t tried these yet but learning a foreign language is on my list of things to do someday.
Those are just a few of the free frugal resources available. There are lots of things you can do for free.
5 thoughts on “Five Free Frugal Resources”
Number 1 is my favorite. Getting absolutely taken away by an amazing book is an awesome way to enjoy yourself for free. The library I use doesn’t have many movies at all, but there’s always RedBox for $1.
I’d add Pandora.com to the list. Free online streaming radio based on your interests. You’ll find a lot of new music as well. It’s neat.
I’ve got to be careful of Hulu; it’s easy to let a couple of hours slip by while watching Family Guy. 😀
I agree, #1 is my favorite!!
I would add 800-411-SAVE to number two. I found out about it a few weeks ago and like you, I now use directory assitance. I like this free service the best becuase there are no machines to talk to, just people.
I never knew about the free TV options but I don’t have much use for online TV since I don’t watch it much to keep up with a series anyways.
Number 5 sounds awesome, I’ve always wanted to learn another language!