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Ouch - cancelled those extended channels

May 30th, 2006 at 11:58 am

Ouch Ė cancelled those extended channels

I am not as brave as some on the boards. I did not think I could go without cable cold turkey so instead; I just called and requested that the extended channels be removed from our bill. This will be a $30.00 per month savings. I hope we can survive not having the extended cable. I donít mean to whine but we are a family of channels surfers. I guess with a lot of reruns now it the time to be without them.

I left the high speed internet alone but may drop it down to a lesser speed internet and save another $10.00 but right now I really like the fast speed because I am online quite a bit.


I just sold another item on E-bay so more to add to my savings. I am trying a new way of thinking and as I get the money I hope to pay it on a bill. I feel that will keep me more motivated if I used the money to pay something immediately instead of just saving it. I think that will keep me wanting to sell more on e-bay and not practice daily spending.

Yesterday I was talking to a neighbor who is a stay at home mom. She recycles everything and was taking about taking her cans in once a month and getting $5.00 for them. Some of the ladies in our group were laughing but I was very proud of her. She just has a bag she keeps in the garage and that is where she puts all her cans so it makes it pretty easy. I think I am going to try this. 5 bucks is 5 bucks.

I am really working on more no spend days also.


2 Responses to “Ouch - cancelled those extended channels”

  1. kylieb266 Says:

    good girl, all of these things are contributing to a better life for you (savings on things and saving for things, paying bills with your ebay sellings).

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Thank you to your friend for recycling. We recycle several things through our city and usually get to combine a recycling delivery with some excercise: I carry a couple of small bags of recyclables at a time up to the fire station where there are collection bins. I take a detour from my usual walk to do this. It gives extra purpose to my walking. We also recycle aluminum for pay. It takes me a long time to collect enough cans because we don't often have soft drinks or beer. Last time I took some in I got $6 and a pleasant bike ride to get there. Next time it will be more, as I have aluminum gutters to turn in. But I don't think I'll be able to ride my bike with that.

    I bet you'll do fine with the cable step-down.

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