Saving cash these days: Cancel your newspaper subscriptions

Julie Tilsner

Everyone has the list: the list of what we can and can not live without. And in these days of $4 gas (it's nearing $5 already where I live in Southern California, by the way), we're all dusting off these lists to see where we can cut costs.

I recently discovered an obvious category I can cut out of my monthly nut: My newspaper subscriptions.

Why should I pay for any newspaper I can read entirely online for free? I'm already paying the phone company for high-speed internet, which enables me to read everything online in the first place. This is like paying twice.