File under “I did not write this headline” and I only say this because I don’t want anyone to think that I believe Disney Plus is a useless subscription. For me, a fan of the MCU, Disney+ has been wonderful during the pandemic and unemployment. I still won’t pay for ads on Hulu, though. Sorry to my child who hates watching the ads during her anime binges. I am that frugal.
Also, as a newshound, it has been difficult to cancel any of my newspaper subscriptions. Writing this piece did, however, make me list out the number of subscriptions I have, and how much I spend, which I am going to share with you here. Better have a seat.
- The Seattle Times, daily deliver plus online access: $188.50/qtr = $754/yr
- The New York Times, online: $17/month = $204/yr
- The Washington Post, online: $10/month = $120/yr
- SCC Insight, via Patreon: $5/month = $60/year
So, yeah. I can write about giving up subscriptions, but doing the actual unsubscribing is a bit of a different story.
I will say, I have been unsubscribing to a ton of marketing emails and it’s quite liberating. I went through Gmail for a few minutes every day for a week and unsubscribed to 5-10 mailing lists. Made me feel accomplished.