Money College: The best things in life are free ... really

really, really free markets
really, really free markets

Mama always said that nothing comes free. But really, really free markets do exist.

"Really, really free markets" are otherwise defined by the exact, literal term "free market," not to be confused with free-market capitalism. This isn't economics class, though as we'll see in a moment, your econ prof might wish he was professorial enough to attend one of these giveaway bazaars on a regular basis.

At free markets, people gather and bring whatever items they want to give away. These items might include anything from old T-shirts to music tapes. Nothing has a price tag, and everything is meant to share. Groups across the country, and on many college campuses, have held impromptu free markets to encourage community building.