I was thinking... about all the things we pay for now that in the "old days" you didn't pay for or not nearly as much! We all talk about the economy and that we could be or need to be frugal but I wonder if some of our"needs" are actually needs.
I got the cable bill and I realize that for my land line, cable and Internet, I am paying $113.79 a month. Now, I do use the Internet daily for personal and our business but the TV doesn't get turned on most days, really. When I was a child (that was a really long time ago) people had one phone and they just watched maybe three stations. No Internet. I didn't have a personal cell phone, neither did my siblings and that goes for Mom and Dad too! Just one phone line. Now a days, my grown children don't have land lines...just use cell phones. However, My Hubby and I have two cell phones, one home line and two vonage business lines. My Dad likes to call my home line and if I don't answer, he then dials my cell phone and then the office lines. I literally run trying to answer them before they go to voice mail! Because he is retired (I said RETIRED) he loves to think of me running from room to room trying to catch the phones! I think we are going to join the younger generation and get rid of the land line but we are also rethinking cable TV because we just don't watch it enough.
Now some people are paying for satellite radio...What is up with that?
Check out Brenda at Queen of Good of Intentions for her Think About it Thursday post.