It’s been a week since my last post and that’s not something I’m happy about. Things are a little busy in my world at the moment, so much so I missed the first part of Peter Jackson’s three-part “Let it Be” Beatles documentary.
Anyone who actually knows me can return their jaws to the closed position now.
I’ve been monitoring my monthly subscriptions for the last couple of months. This is something I do every year before the Black Friday sales. My September weekly cost for all my subscriptions was nearing $80.
For the last two months, I’ve moved money around my various accounts so that the account that normally gives up the subscription fees is empty. Whenever an app or website complained that they couldn’t use my card, I’d think about the subscription and if I really needed it anymore. I’d either change the card that future payments went to, or go and cancel the account (as most payments are for the next cycle, the supplier was not missing out). With the help of the good lady wife, I’ve also been jumping on Black Friday deals for annual subscriptions of those I definitely needed to keep.
According to my nerdy notes, my weekly cost of subscriptions is now down to $around $50 and I’ve also moved several subs to annual instead of monthly, saving on average 20%.
I guess my Public Service Announcement is: Do a subscriptions audit once in a while. You may be surprised at how much you are spending.
And for all the subscription haters, I LOVE the subscription model. It allows me to access tools and software I could never afford if I had to purchase it outright. I get the latest updates for no extra cost and I help encourage the continual development of the many tools I use nearly every day.
Thanks as always to my loyal readers! I appreciate your attention and time. I’ll try to be more prolific with my posts in future. Might need to implement a daily schedule for a while again to kickstart the habit!
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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm 1:4G ED @ 19mm
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Sunday October 24, 2021 @ 12:26
Frankston, Victoria, Australia