Monthly Subscription Costs
A recent conversation on Twitter caused me to take this a bit deeper. In a time of economic dysfunction, many people are tightening their pursestrings. They are cutting out Starbucks and opting to make Sanka at home. Some are choosing to skip the weekend at the coast this year and enjoy time at the local parks more often. But how many are making changes in what they spend each month (every month) on subscriptions and services?
We recently cancelled cable at my house and switched to watching everything online, with digital rabbit ears or via DVD. I did invest in a Mac Mini (hooked it up to my 46" HDTV) and bumped my internet speed up a bit, but in the end it is a lot cheaper and I do not feel like I am missing anything (especially since I can watch full episodes of Hoarders on A&E online).
I was told once that the average American family spends over $400 per month on recurring subscriptions and services. This is on the utility bill or the car payment. These dollars are being spent on other stuff.
How do you fare?
I opened with my monthly amount. This is actually down from nearly $300/month (cut almost in half).
So where are you?
Do you think this is healthy?
Is it just the way of our society?
______ -as-a-service so that we don't have to "buy" anything?