20 unusual ways to save money: Share Netflix, internet with neighbors


The most important skill I learned in kindergarten was sharing. This life lesson has served me well over the past 20 years saving me quite a bit of frustration and money. In college I picked up quite the reputation for pulling others into any purchase I could in order to cut the overall cost. I quickly found that sharing a subscription plan like Netflix or a service like high speed Internet was easy and saved me a ton of money.

Sharing a movie subscription service is incredibly simple and cost effective. While your neighbors are often the most likely candidates, co-workers and friends also make for excellent potential subscription partners. Netflix is perhaps one of the easiest subscriptions to share given their support of profiles.

By setting up a profile for yourself and the person you're sharing with, you can each be sure to get what you want without running the risk of one member getting all of their choices at once. You can also share Netflix's Watch Instantly feature making it easy to have a movie you like on hand even if you're only sharing a two DVD plan.