Wow. It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged about finances. The holidays hit and we kind of fell of the wagon so to speak. Just a bit. It got me to thinking about a major pitfall in budgeting though. It’s something that I noticed more at the holidays and every day since then – email subscriptions.
How do email subscriptions take you down? Easy – they send you offers you can’t refuse EVERY SINGLE DAY. You know what I’m talking about. You open your email to endless offers of TODAY ONLY specials that are hard to resist and one by one, there goes your budget. I finally joined an app called unroll me and i put all my subscriptions into a folder that they “roll up”. I also deleted a lot of subscriptions. So now when I log into my email, I see a single email called Unroll Me. And most of the time I don’t unroll it but delete it. If your eyes don’t see it, you don’t know what you’re missing and let’s be honest….if you REALLY needed that article of clothing or piece for the house, you’d google it and do your own looking around for deals. So do yourself a favor and unsubscribe to as many lists as you possibly can and STOP subscribing in the future. It will save you a TON of money.