Too busy? Hit the pause button on these subscription services


Don't you wish life had a pause button? Things get hectic, routines change, the weather gets warmer and all of the sudden things that used to be worth your time and money become expensive drains on your bank account.

I bet you didn't know that many popular subscription services will actually let you pause your subscription for a few months without impacting any membership terms or losing any credits. You can even temporarily stop some services like cell phones, that carry a heavy fee to permanently cancel, for next to nothing.

Here are a few services that can be placed on hold:

  • Netflix -- Choose "Put membership on hold" when logged in.

  • Audible -- Email customer service, can be put on hold for up to 3 months.

  • Newspaper -- Call the circulation department, time varies by paper.

  • Magazines -- For CondeNast magazines you can call, email or phone.

  • Gym membership -- Ask at the front desk; remember to ask someone who has power.

  • Cell Phone -- Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T offer a hold feature; but it will cost you.

  • Cable -- Time Warner, amongst others, offers this. Just call the customer service number.