10 Things You Should Stop Paying for in 2012

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10 Things You Should Stop Paying for in 2012

Jul!a Jul!a
"Looking to tighten your belt in 2012? You can start by using coupons, searching for discounts or simply buying lower-cost versions of the items you typically purchase. But if you're looking for truly big savings, consider entirely cutting out the products and services you really don't need.

"There are lots of things that you can eliminate from your life altogether, and you can do it without sacrificing convenience and quality of living," Andrew Schrage, co-owner of Money Crashers Personal Finance, tells MainStreet.

Indeed, from those daily coffee shop runs to your landline phones, there are many items you can certainly live without this year if you're looking to build up your savings."

The things on this list were a little eye opening. Sure, I'd heard most of them before, but it never fails to get me how the little things add up over time. What other things might you add to this list?
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Ooh! Finance stuff!

I'm adding bank fees and credit card interest to this. There's still banks that have free checking even though many are starting to charge monthly service fees. Also, credit card balances can be payed in full or put onto a 0% card.

I'm also adding in that I can't make anything taste like a Frappicino (spelling??), so until I can I'm gonna keep shucking out the $5 for them...
01/03/2012
interestingstuff interestingstuff
Packets of gum and little trinkets that catch my eye at the flea market.
01/03/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
none of the things on those are things I do. We go to Starbucks, MAYBE, once a month.

Our bad thing is fast food. :p
01/03/2012
Kkay Kkay
Honestly, we're already doing pretty well at cutting the fat. We're used to being painfully broke students, and there's nothing like having been broke to teach you how to stick to a budget.
01/04/2012
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
Ooh, good tips! I already skip all those things, so it really just made me feel better about my money saving habits
01/04/2012
married with children married with children
I dont agree with the lightbulbs, and the only other thing on that list I pay for is the landline. We use that for long distance calls overseas. Its the cheapest way I have found so far.
01/05/2012
ijako9 ijako9
Good ideas some of these I have thought about myself like the landline and cable
01/06/2012
Kkay Kkay
Quote:
Originally posted by married with children
I dont agree with the lightbulbs, and the only other thing on that list I pay for is the landline. We use that for long distance calls overseas. Its the cheapest way I have found so far.
Tried Google Voice?
01/06/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Nothing for me on that list... ummm, I won't be paying for World of Warcraft subscription the coming year
01/06/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
I already stopped paying for cable. We use netflix or downloads or streaming only now. It saves 40 dollars a month!!
01/06/2012
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