People Share the Free Resources Available to Everyone That Most People Don’t Know About

I think all of us gathered here today are going to find this article to be very interesting and informative.

Why, you ask?

Because FREE is good, and it’s especially good if it’s stuff that most of us have no clue about.

Does that sound great, or what?!?!

AskReddit users talked about the free resources that most people don’t even know about.

Take a look.

1. Ahhhhhhh!


Gives you a valid email for 10 minutes so if you need to sign up for a website or something, your normal email wont get spammed.”

2. Cool!

Popular Mechanics has every issue ever printed scanned and archived on their website for free.

Issues go back to the 1890s.”

3. Educate yourself.

MIT Open Courseware is a treasure trove of knowledge from one of the greatest universities on the planet.”

4. Check it out.

Project Gutenberg.

I especially like the books written long ago about people’s life experiences.

It brings in color and individualism to the dry times of history.”

5. A big one.


Saved my mom hundreds of dollars on each of her medications. No joke.

One of her ~$260 medications dropped to <$15.

Please tell everyone you know, especially if they can’t afford health insurance.”

6. Let’s jam!

Justin Guitar.

I have been playing guitar for almost 15 years now and I taught myself for free with this guy’s website.”

7. You gotta love the library!

“Computers at the local library. Oh, and the books too.

Also tons of movies and tv shows you can’t find on streaming services, video games, and sometimes even game consoles.”

8. Some good ones.

Kanopy has the Great Courses and movies and documentaries and just regular movies.

Hoopla has all sorts of recordings.

Overlook has ebooks and audio books.”

9. Get smart.

“The vast majority of the time, you don’t need a university affiliation or a lot of spare cash to beat paywalls if you want to read academic papers.

SciHub is a thing (and serves the journals right for trying to charge academics $50 to read their own papers).”

10. Give it away, now.

Freecycle lets you get in touch with people who are giving stuff away for free that you might want.

And people who might want stuff you want to give away for free.

It’s pretty nice!”

11. Stats.


It’s a search engine that will specifically give you statistics. It will help with your math homework, your calculations, and your personal health, among many other things.

You can also search for how a dog would see pictures of celebrities-I was able to find dog vision versions of Michael Dukakis, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Pikachu, among others.

It will even give you sources for its search results!”

12. EAP.

“Lots of employers offer EAP (Employee Assistance Programs).

Most employees do not take advantage of free mental health resources, counseling services, financial advice, etc. these programs provide.

These are typically FREE services to employees and most don’t even know these benefits exist.”

13. Learn to code.


Helping people learn to code for free, assigning them to actual client projects that allow them to build their resume, and connecting them to actual paying jobs.”

14. This is important.

“Dial 2-1-1 for essential community services anywhere in America


Basic Human Needs Resources – including food and clothing banks, shelters, rent assistance, and utility assistance.

Physical and Mental Health Resources – including health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health resources, health insurance programs for children, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, and drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation.

Work Support – including financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance and education programs.

Access to Services in Non-English Languages – including language translation and interpretation services to help non-English-speaking people find public resources (Foreign language services vary by location.)

Support for Older Americans and Persons with Disabilities – including adult day care, community meals, respite care, home health care, transportation and homemaker services.

Children, Youth and Family Support – including child care, after-school programs, educational programs for low-income families, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring and protective services.

S**cide Prevention – referral to s**cide prevention help organizations. Callers can also dial the following National S**cide Prevention Hotline numbers which are operated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”

We want more!

Tell us about some more free resources that we should be taking advantage of!

Do it in the comments, please!