How to Save Money and Get What You Want
Posted January 15, 2012on:
I’ve been avoiding the smart phone craze. Somehow, all of those apps feel like clutter in my life. I don’t really want everyone to have access to me 24/7 and I don’t want to become one of those people who can’t go 5 minutes without looking at their phone. Why should I pay extra for things I don’t really want?
This doesn’t mean that I am resistant to technology or even really cheap. It just means I reviewed my options and chose a different path. I’m sticking with a simple phone and treating myself to a Kindle Fire instead. One time purchase. No monthly fees. Larger screen. And, access to the things I really want. I’m getting something I like better and paying less over time.
We have a lot of options these days and many of us are paying more than we need to. Review your bills and spending at least once a year. Decide what is important to you and see if there are less expensive ways to have it.
- Paper newspaper vs. online news
- Netflix and internet TV vs. cable or satellite
- Buying vs. trading or library books (download or paper versions)
- Standard vs. web based home or business phone lines
- Bank credit card processing for business vs. fee free mobile processing
You get to choose.
Think of it as a game. It can be a fun one to win!