Don’t Get Suckered Into These Unnecessary Expenses in 2014

It’s 2014. It’s a brand new year and it’s time to cut costs that you don’t need to be paying. Here are 8 things not to buy this year:

  1. Cable TV – Try Netflix and/or Hulu instead. Same great shows and movies for a fraction of the cost.
  2. Landline Phones – Who uses these anymore? You have a cell phone.
  3. GPS Devices – Although GPS is still necessary, the expensive device is not. Grab an app on your phone for free or a nominal fee and get the same information.
  4. DVD/Blu-Ray Players – Refer to Cable TV above.
  5. Two-Year Cell Phone Contracts – There are plenty of no-contract providers out there, so why get sucked into a contract when you can get the same service for cheaper and with no contract?
  6. Desktops and Laptops – Tablets are a much more affordable, efficient solution and offer the same activities.
  7.  Extra Legroom on Planes – When traveling economy, you can pay up to $200 for more legroom. But, for roughly the same price, upgrade to Business Class and get better service, more comfortable seats, and plenty of legroom.
  8. Credit Cards with Miles/Points Perks – Go for cash-back instead, as credit card companies are requiring more points to get a reward that you could have gotten before for fewer earned points.

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