Ten things that aren't free - but should be (and how to get them for free anyway)

cross-country road trip should be free - couple in convertible
cross-country road trip should be free - couple in convertible

About a dozen years ago, my bank wanted to charge me to bank online. I immediately moved my money to another bank, one that didn't charge me to pay bills and manage my accounts online, and I've been with them ever since.

I hate paying for anything that should be free. Online banking, while now free everywhere, was one of those things that I thought should be free because it saved the company money instead of having me deal with a bank teller or paying with checks.

No one pays for online banking, at least not anymore, and here are 10 more things that people pay for too often but can be found for free: