Expand your mind without deflating your wallet

Lifelong learning can get expensive if you're going to pay for classes. But thanks to the Internet, there are a number of websites out there that can teach you virtually anything you want to know for free. Impress your friends by being the smartest frugalite they know with these websites:

The Khan Academy is an online library of over 2,400 videos. Learn math, biology, calculus, chemistry, physics, computer science, finance and economics, history and more, all at your own pace. You can also complete practice exercises so you can be sure you're putting your newfound knowledge to good use.

From beauty to parenting to home improvement to cooking and baking, eHow has simple and easy-tofollow steps for just about anything you want to do.

Always wanted to learn Chinese? Taking a trip to Germany and want to know enough Deutsch to get by? This website makes learning a language easy, beginning with simple words and grammar, reading exercises tp ut what you've learned into action. There are also videos to watch so you can perfect your pronunciation.

This website has a huge list of video, audio and university lecture notes on topics such as physics, health, media studies, chemistry, art and computer science. If you're interested in any of these areas but aren't sure if you want to commit to a degree or diploma, this is a great resource to use to find out if it's worth it for you.

Learn about Canada's rich history through the video and radio clips available on the CBC Archives website. No matter what you're interested in, the CBC has probably covered it, so prepare to spend hours watching informative and stimulating videos on this site.