I plan to get off these cell plans in the not so distant future.
You may disagree and if you are young, best take what I am telling you to heart.
All those stores and places of business out there will nickel dime you into the poor house.
At the very least, they are taking away monies that you could be placing to better use and some day, you'll wish you had.
It's getting impossible to keep up with every new electronic they come out with because they are constantly coming out with them.
Last year (2010) at about Christmas time, I purchased a little gameboy ds system. Ya, mainly kids use those but I do some times like to play the 'Zelda' adventure games and I'm a bit addicted to Tetris. It wasn't a month or two after that Christmas they introduced the gameboy ds 3D. I thought, shoulda waited and got the 3D. Which is about the case with everything now. I am wondering what type of tv they will introduce after the sales go down on the 3D TV's.
I don't use my cell phone a lot. I have it for emergencies and because I live in an area in which almost all nearby cities are long distance from here. I plan to perhaps go with one of those minute phones in which you own the phone and pay for the minutes as you need them. My present verizon plan I get 500 minutes per month and I probably don't use 100 minutes of those per month. Some months I dare say I probably don't use more than 30 minutes if that. I pay verizon about $73 per month. I rarely use texting. The reality is, I've been throwing away money for years on cell phone bill.
I'm not sure how families make it today. I really don't. The economy is bad right now too which must make it worse
I bought my property outright and I buy my vehicles outright. Most anything I want or need, I buy it outright.
I do use credit cards but I also either pay the balance monthly or pay far more than the payment due to reduce
As times goes by and believe me, it goes by fast, you'll come to wonder why you bought this and that and
why you did not save for the more important things in life. Let's just say that you pay $100 per month for
mobile service.... that is $1,200 per year. Over the course of say ten years that is $12,000. That is $12,000
you could have used towards a down payment on a house or perhaps towards a vehicle or even college.
No matter how much money you have, always think in the terms of the future and what you will need or
want in time. Read 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' if you have not.