Just cancelled the cell phone

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Registered: 04-01-2003
Just cancelled the cell phone
Mon, 05-26-2003 - 2:02pm
Both mine and DHs. That will save us another $60 plus tax each month. I hardly use the thing, and if we keep them charged up we can use them for 911 calls, which is why we got them in the first place! I have also looked into heating assistance for next winter, and with the new baby we should qualify for that as well. Other than selling a car (or putting one in the garage) to save on insurance, that is about all we can cut from our bills. The next goal is to trim down the grocery budget, and start planning for a garage sale this summer.


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 05-26-2003 - 6:30pm
Good for you Wendy. I am planning on cancelling my home phone. (I have a company cell phone and only use the home one for internet) I want to switch to DSL which will save us about $42 per month. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can get out of my contract for internet. Ugh! Great job on planning ahead for the winter. I can hardly focus one week at a time. LOL



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Registered: 05-08-2003
Mon, 05-26-2003 - 8:09pm
Good for you! Every little bit helps. I get a kick out of how everything is advertised "only $30/month". doesn't sound like much but that's $414/year after sales tax where I live! $30 doesn't hurt, $414 says ouch! I've even noticed the car ads in our newspaper are now advertised as "pay only $79 weekly" with the 79 huge and the rest in fine print. boy, what a bargain .

So... that's $720/year you just found that you can put against debt. And if you want to go even further, that's probably about $1000 extra before income taxes that you won't have to earn just to pay bills.

So you just turned a piddly $60 into finding $1000. Congrats! :-)