Slashing Expenses: Unsubscribing...
In order to reach our goal of financial freedom, we are increasing income and slashing our expenses. We will be sharing ways that we've successfully decreased our monthly expenses in order to help you cut your own costs.
I really enjoy home design. Since purchasing our home six years ago, we've renovated our house top to bottom and I have loved having the opportunity to redesign our home that is completely our own taste. I love to read design blogs and I have been a faithful subscriber of Style at Home magazine for several years now.
Style at Home is one of my guilty little pleasures. I love the pictures and while I know I can get much of the same content online, there's just something about sitting down and reading through a magazine. Further, the pictures are much prettier in print than on a computer screen.
The last couple of years though, I have noticed the time between receiving the magazine and actually taking it out of its package has been lengthening. I knew it had really gotten bad when I found a two month old magazine that I had never even bothered opening! I still love to see it in the mailbox but I just can't seem to make myself find the time to read it.
When renewal time has come the past couple of years I have struggled with whether I should commit to another year. I want to support my favourite magazine and I do love their content however, it is either getting difficult to find the time to read through it or I am losing interest. (*gasp*)
This year when the renewal card came I finally decided not to renew. I feel a little guilty because I know that magazine subscription sales are down and I really don't want my favourite magazine to stop publication (not that little old me will single-handedly make that happen..) but currently it is not a good use of my money. I figure I can always resubscribe if I really miss it and in the meantime I can put that money to good use somewhere else. Further, Style at Home does have some really great content online.
Goodbye Style at Home. *sniff* I'll read back issues and remember you fondly.