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Trimming Costs

April 7th, 2011 at 09:06 pm


When I quit my job at the end of last year we decided we needed to trim our monthly expenses even more than we had already done while following Dave Ramsey's plan.

The first thing we looked at was our cable. While we were doing the debt snowball we had 10 basic channels, but once we finished paying off the debt we had increased the number of channels because we were offered a "deal". We decided we could do without the cable completely because most of the shows we watch regularly are available on the internet. So by cancelling the cable, I trimmed $39.95 off of the budget. We bought this connector which has worked great to watch on our television. I subscribe to my favorite shows on Hulu and watch when they are available.

We also got rid of our phone plan, saving us over $60 a month and got a Magic Jack. We've been using it for a month now and have had no problems, besides trying to remember our new phone number!

2 Responses to “Trimming Costs”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    We haven't spent a dime on cable in our 15 years of marriage. Now the phone, I probably should look into where we can cut.

  2. Jerry Says:

    Nice work! We are using MagicJack overseas, and it works well as long as the internet is OK (which leads to some problems in our current location). But we can usually have some insurance of good calls to the States, and it is sure cheap!
    Jerry

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