Saving The Pennies

I have cancelled a lot of services as of recently. I think with all these cancellations, not only have I saved our family monthly expenses, but it has simplified our lives more. When I say simplified, I mean it in a good way.

Here is what I have cancelled…

Skype (but that was a while ago)
Other various little subscriptions.

The only service i subscribed to was AT&T’s Internet. Since Comcast was $70 for Internet, I canceled that and subscribed to AT&T’s for $20. Yah, you can see the savings there. Comcast contacted me multiple times and they still cannot beat $20.

The only service I really kept was the Zune network. I listen to music there a lot. I use my credits and I use those credits on albums I listen to a lot. I might cancel it someday, but not today.

I guess the changes made with the cancellation of these services mainly affect me.
Audible I used for books, but I found myself not reading too many books. I even unsubscribed a lot of podcasts I was listening to. I think I listen to 1 or 2 of them as compared to 4-5 podcasts.

I have a lot less distractions now. I find myself enjoying the things around me. I’m reading more (even though my attention span is still off), I’m obviously writing more. Im playing with the kids more often as well.

Now I just need to learn something new. I want to get into Visual Basic so i can get back into programming. I find myself avoiding that more. I miss the programming aspect of things. I need to get back into it and find the enjoyment again.

I still have that goal of cooking more often. I think I need to pay attention more to what I want to cook before I get hungry. I get hungry then I start looking for things to cook. It needs to be the other way around. Gotta work on that.

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