Cutting Expenses

The $1,000 Magic Wand

One morning I ended my shower and discovered something dreadful. There wasn’t a towel to dry off with. Not on the towel rack, not on a hook, not even on the floor. I cursed the bathroom towel gods for leaving me stranded like this. Alas, I plunged myself into the cold air of the nearby …

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My So-Called No-Data Lifestyle

Confession time: I have a fancy smartphone, but I’ve been living a no-data lifestyle for more than a year now. It started when Xfinity (Comcast) introduced a new mobile service for its Internet subscribers. With Xfinity Mobile, you can pay by the Gig. And it’s only $12 for up to 1 GB of data per …

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How to Save Money on Netflix

A subscription price increase is an intolerable assault to a frugal lifestyle. That’s why the news that Netflix raised its price again is tantamount to a poke in the eye. The cost of a standard Netflix plan jumped from $11 to $13 per month for new and existing subscribers. That’s an 18% increase! Is there …

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