Nobody likes paying more than they have to — which is why we’re constantly on the prowl for any money-saving tricks. When we order things online, we’re always trying out Honey, our favorite browser hack for saving big bucks. And we’re big fans of the sales rack. But there’s one arena we are all definitely spending too much money on: subscriptions. Whether you’re signing up for streaming services or computer programs, you probably don’t have to be shelling out. In the world of internet subscriptions, here’s everything you shouldn’t be paying for online.

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1. Documentaries: If you’re paying for Netflix just to watch the documentaries, STOP. There’s a whole website (it’s called Documentary Heaven) that will get you access to hundreds of documentaries for absolutely free.

2. eBooks: If you’re constantly looking for something to read on your commute, stop shelling out and take a look at Project Gutenberg. It’s got over 53,000 free eBooks available for instant download. Also: Members of Amazon Prime get access to tons of eBooks for free too.

3. Music: If you can put up with ads, you can get free access to songs with Spotify, SoundCloud, 8tracks or Pandora.

4. Charity: Make the internet work for you and donate money to amazing organizations — without shelling out a single cent. We love Free Rice and goodsearch to do good without denting your wallet.

5. Photoshop: If your photo editing needs aren’t really worth $10/month (Adobe’s fee), there are plenty of free options around. Try Pixlr, Foto Flexer or even just the great editing options available with Google Plus.

6. Classes: You can learn a language for free with Duolingo. You can learn to code with Codecademy. Or you can take a free college class on practically any subject with Coursera. A good education shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Any other free tricks we missed? Let us know @BritandCo!

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