Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
What paid subscriptions do you have?
Old 06-24-2016, 07:53 PM   #1
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 89
What paid subscriptions do you have?

Digital subscriptions, that is....

Today, after years of conscientiously limiting myself to 15 free NY Times articles a month (when logged in to their site) I finally caved and signed up for their "basic" plan (with a promo: the first 8 weeks free and $1.88/week for a year after that; cancel anytime). Yes, I know you can Google the title of an article and view it free and clear, but frankly, I'm worn down. I just want to view articles from the convenience of Twitter/FB/any other link and not have to weigh whether or not they go toward my monthly allocation. Plus, ageing. I feel like I'm old enough to splurge and spend a little coin on some digital subscriptions.

So here's what I pay for in the digital realm, and I'd love to hear what others subscribe to:

  • NY Times digital access - $1.88/week (when that kicks in)
  • YouTube Red (love the lack of commercials and downloading/offline features) - $13.14/month (iOS version)
  • Amazon Prime - $99/year now (right?)
  • Evernote (Plus plan) - $24.99/year
  • Dashlane (password app that syncs across PCs and mobile devices) - $19.99/year
  • HP Ink - $3.14/month (I'm gonna count this a being in the digital realm; 50 printed pages a month, unused sheets rollover to the next month, ink shipped automatically. I have high-schoolers and am still weighing the merits of this...)
  • BackBlaze (cloud backup) - $99/every two years
BTW, I don't have a cable package; only OTA TV and internet, and no Netflix or Hulu either.
__________________

__________________
dadu007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-24-2016, 08:02 PM   #2
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 89
Touche, bingybear.
__________________

__________________
dadu007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 08:05 PM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,531
I forget.....
__________________
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
audreyh1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 08:33 PM   #4
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
redduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: yonder
Posts: 2,073
Quote:
Originally Posted by audreyh1 View Post
I forget.....
Well, you better start remembering if you were paying for them with your Costco Amex card.
__________________
Carpe cōleī
redduck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 08:36 PM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
pb4uski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vermont & Sarasota, FL
Posts: 16,477
Amazon Prime, Money, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Used to have WSJ Weekend edition but I let it lapse when we went to FL last winter and haven't missed it much.
__________________
If something cannot endure laughter.... it cannot endure.
Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.
Slow and steady wins the race.
pb4uski is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 08:50 PM   #6
Moderator
rodi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 8,817
Amazon Prime
Tivo
Netflix

No magazines (digital or print). No newpapers.

For the NYTimes firewall - and our local paper firewall... Once I hit the monthly quota I use a different browser. A family member ran for local office recently - and I kept hitting the quota for the local paper due to my google alerts on the other candidates. I learned the 2nd/3rd/4th browser trick pretty quickly.

Fortunately, we have some great local online newsites and I visit those daily... for free.
__________________
Retired June 2014. No longer an enginerd - now I'm just a nerd.
micro pensions 7%, rental income 18%
rodi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 08:54 PM   #7
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
redduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: yonder
Posts: 2,073
Amazon Prime
Value Line
Morningstar Dividend Investor

edit: forgot to add Netflix
__________________
Carpe cōleī
redduck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 08:55 PM   #8
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Nodak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Cavalier
Posts: 2,317
Amazon Prime, Evernote, Netflix
__________________
"Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent." Pogo Possum (Walt Kelly)
Nodak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 09:04 PM   #9
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Dawg52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Central MS/Orange Beach, AL
Posts: 7,445
Amazon Prime, Netflix and Playstation Vue.
__________________
Retired 3/31/2007@52
Full time wuss.......
Dawg52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 09:05 PM   #10
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,019
Currently:
RTE Player International (will cancel when I've finished watching a specific series)
Amazon Prime (will cancel as I'm not using it enough to make it worthwhile)

At some time in the past:
Globeandmail.com
BBC Player
Netflix
__________________
Meadbh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 09:14 PM   #11
Moderator Emeritus
aja8888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Posts: 7,182
Amazon Prime
Netfix (for four - $12.99/mo)
Kiplingers Mag - Me
Readers Digest (DW)
Comcast Cable (DW use 99% of time)
Houston Chronicle - delivered 5 days per week (DW 100%)
Handyman Mag - $12.99/yr (me)
__________________
......."Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face." -- philosopher Mike Tyson.
aja8888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 09:31 PM   #12
Dryer sheet wannabe
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 19
Netflix: $10/mo, MLS Live: $65/year, SiriusXM Satellite Radio: $200/yr


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
__________________
MoneyCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 09:34 PM   #13
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 13,290
Does the question include cable and internet

If so, then that is all I have... I am not interested in paying for any content etc.... I have read a few articles in the NYT, but I thought there was a limit of 10... and I have never hit that in any month...

As for Netflix or any of the other streaming companies, I already have way more content with Dish than I can watch.... no need to buy more...
__________________
Texas Proud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 09:59 PM   #14
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
nash031's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Coronado
Posts: 1,488
Amazon Prime
Active Advantage (for race entries and gear discounts)
Consumer Reports (buying car and baby stuff this year)
Bicycling magazine
Wine Spectator (gift)
WSJ

That's basically it.
__________________
"So we beat to our own drummer in the sun;
We ask for nobody's permission to run.
I just wanna live in a world like that;
Now I'm gonna live in a world like that!" - World Like That, O.A.R.
nash031 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 10:18 PM   #15
Full time employment: Posting here.
ohyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 649
Netflix

mlb.tv
__________________
ohyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 10:40 PM   #16
Full time employment: Posting here.
ProspectiveBum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 667
Amazon Prime
Netflix
Spotify Family Plan
Backblaze (2 year plan)
__________________
I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.
- Joe Walsh
ProspectiveBum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 11:46 PM   #17
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Sunset's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chicago
Posts: 4,749
Here is our list, with prices of some of things we subscribe to.

Netfix (8.99 unless they increased it)
Kiplingers Mag (free)
Handyman Mag ($6.00)
Money Mag.
Health Mag
Real Simple Mag ($5.00)
O Mag (free)
Art & America
Family Circle (free)
Digital Photo (free)
Popular Photography (free)
Weight Watchers (free)
Afar Mag (600 mileage points)
__________________
Sunset is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 01:19 AM   #18
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Senator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Eagan, MN
Posts: 3,067
I do not have any paid subscriptions. I have a few magazines I monitor via RegTag, that are free. ValueLine is the most recent that has value to me, and I do not have time to read it...

If I need a article from a website, I click the link in an "incognito window". It brings up the article sans cookies. And it works.

An alternative is to delete the cookies from that site in your browser, or open up a different browser (chrome vs. IE vs. FireFox)

I do have Amazon Prime and a DirectTV.
__________________
FIRE no later than 7/5/2016 at 56 (done), securing '16 401K match (done), getting '15 401K match (done), LTI Bonus (done), Perf bonus (done), maxing out 401K (done), picking up 1,000 hours to get another year of pension (done), July 1st benefits (vacation day, healthcare) (done), July 4th holiday. 0 days left. (done) OFFICIALLY RETIRED 7/5/2016!!
Senator is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 07:08 AM   #19
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
easysurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,899
Amazon Prime.
__________________
Have you ever seen a headstone with these words
"If only I had spent more time at work" ... from "Busy Man" sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
easysurfer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 07:56 AM   #20
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,975
I have not had a paid subscription to anything for many years. I don't plan to start any time soon.
__________________

__________________
aaronc879 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amazon Subscriptions TromboneAl Other topics 16 02-15-2012 04:57 PM
Subscriptions Finance Dave Forum Admin 1 09-13-2011 08:04 PM
Stubborn subscriptions GaryInCO Forum Admin 3 06-19-2011 10:38 PM
New York Times introducing digital subscriptions bamsphd Other topics 7 03-18-2011 07:41 AM
Subscriptions Brat Forum Admin 5 10-29-2009 09:43 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:49 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.