Page Plus Cellular: My Experience One Year Later

One year ago this week I decided to take the plunge and go with a prepaid MVNO service for my cell phone needs.  After some research I decided to go with Page Plus Cellular because they are a Verizon Wireless MVNO provider and I did not want the added expense of purchasing a new phone. I have an iphone 4s, BTW and I plan to keep it until it dies. 😉 I wrote about my experience making the move and how it went on my first month here.  This post has been the number one post on my blog with over 10,000 … Continue reading

How I Cut $10k in Spending in 2014: Year End Progress Report

Hi All, Happy New Year!  I have to say it went pretty quickly for me.  I know It’s been a while since I posted but I’ve been reading your blogs on and off the last 2 months.  I hope you all had a great Holiday Season. I’ve missed writing myself so I hope to get back on the saddle in 2015. Now I want to share and document my financial progress for 2014.  My main goals for the past year were to spend less by reducing my expenses and pay down debt. Reducing Expenses My journey into spending less started in … Continue reading

We Want You Back!

Earlier this year I left Verizon Wireless for prepaid cellular service.  Now a few months later Verizon Wireless says they want me back!  I received a promotion for a $45 cellular plan from them.  This got me to thinking why they couldn’t offer this to me when I decided to leave? What is frustrating is that they could have kept me as a customer if they had only offered this deal before I left rather than telling me, “no, we can’t offer you a better deal”.  In the end they didn’t care about retaining me as a customer.  I meant … Continue reading

HBO Going Solo: Shaking up the Cable Business Model

I was thrilled today to hear that HBO has finally decided to detach itself from Cable and is going solo in 2015.  This means that they will be offering HBO as a streaming only option just like Netflix or Amazon Prime.  Yay!  Ever since I committed to lowering my expenses this year I’ve been really hoping that HBO would make this move.  Why?  Because I’ve been considering cutting the cord but I would really miss HBO with excellent shows such as Games of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, and more recently True Detectives, and did I mention the excellent foreign films? Many people … Continue reading