Confessions of an Imperfect Saver #3 – The Jaw-Dropping Amount We Spend at Amazon

Our Amazon Spending Is Out of Control

In the last 12 years, we have spent $24,760.67 just on Amazon, most of those purchases occur outside of our budget.

Maybe you caught my post about monthly subscriptions where I casually mentioned I had ordered 754 items off Amazon since I have been a Prime Subscriber.  For the last 140 months we … Read More

Are Your Monthly Subscriptions Getting Out of Control?

Monthly Subscription Based Economy

Subscription based companies are growing from 5-9 times faster than traditional companies.  Many traditional companies are now playing catch-up to regain some of the market share they have lost to these services.

DirectTV Now (Netflix)

Gillette Shave Club (Dollar Shave Club)

AMC Stubz (Moviepass)

And many more.

All of these traditional companies are trying to avoid … Read More

Confessions of an Imperfect Saver #2

In 2016 I spent a lot on video games…

Before I became serious about getting my spending under control, I spent $1,980.20 on video games in one year.  I should rephrase that; I spent at least $1,980.20 on video games.  Not counting cash spent during that year, or charges at retail stores.  I was only able to count transactions that … Read More