The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Tips

Soul Gems For Free
To get a couple of good Soul Gems, just steal them while on the fake Soul Gem quest in the mages guild in Balmora. While the cat lady sends you upstairs to put the fake Soul Gems in Galbedir's desk, just take the ones that are on top of the desk.

Nobody will know. If you don't try selling them or using them to create an enchantment with Galbedir.

Good way to get new char's started with a little money.