What Are You Keeping, What Are You Cancelling?

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  1. Pineapple Head says:

    My favorite thing about moving is it gives me the chance to offload stuff. I’m such a minimalist that getting rid of things makes me happy. I only have Amazon Prime as far as subscriptions go, and as wrote, it pays for itself.

  2. Michael says:

    PH,

    The thought of moving makes me sick…but I’m trying to find positives and make the best of it.

  3. Linn says:

    Michael,
    I’m Apple News, the local newspaper (app), and National Geographic (Magazine). I still have cable, so I don’t have a lot of apps for TV. And, Amazon!

  4. Michael says:

    Linn,

    I”m thinking about subscribing to the local paper again…the one I grew up with (and worked for) closed down a couple years ago, but a new one has begun.

    Local news is really important…

  5. Captain Kevin says:

    I’m not subscribed to anything that costs money. Most of my subscriptions are music channels on YouTube. What I need to get rid of is physical stuff. Since I live in a small rented room, most of my belongings are in a storage unit. I try to go a few times a year, pull stuff out, sort it and get rid of as much as possible. Hope to downsize to a smaller, less expensive unit within the next year or so. Don’t want my kids to have to figure it all out when my graduation day comes.

  6. BrianD says:

    I just realized i probably have too many subscriptions. I can only think of a few that I’d consider must-haves.
    The local newspaper is one of them…like Michael, I also believe local news is important.
    YouTube Premium is another; it’s valuable being able to watch videos w/o them being interrupted by ads.
    I also agree Walmart+ and Amazon Prime pay for themselves. So does AAA.
    Paramount+ and Peacock are as close to must-haves for entertainment as I can have.

  7. Michael says:

    CK,

    I think that’s a kind and responsible thing to do. I’ll probably pass in the room I’m moving to so they can just take what they want after I’m gone…they’re my “heirs” at this point.

  8. Michael says:

    BrianD,

    I checked my bank account and credit card for stuff I’d forgot about…and I forgot about enough to make a dent.
    If I have to cut back even more, I’ll probably just stick with Apple News…

  9. Terry says:

    We canceled Max after Succession ended. I quit listening to Enns when it seemed his guests were mainly making the case that nothing in the Old Testament (before David) actually happened.

  10. Reuben says:

    I believe everything has been canceled because I am not paying for it, and the angry emails have stopped over the last month or so. Hulu is probably one I will go back to when I can, because I liked the local channel access and live TV, as well as the huge library of stuff to watch. I will also likely get Netflix back. I don’t “Amazon” much so I doubt I will get that again. Just as easy to buy stuff anonymously. Not sure what the advantage is aside from free and fast shipping.

  11. Michael says:

    Terry,

    I’m neck deep in a book that makes a compelling case that much of the Old Testament is basically historical fiction.

    I’m pretty unbothered by this, as I think the narratives are what is important.

    The older I get, the less I care about “inerrancy” and more about what is actually being taught…

  12. Reuben says:

    I would like to have SiriusXM again at some point, I am a radio junkie. They need to make a portable radio that does standard AM/FM tuning as well. I use TuneIn which is free for local and national AM/FM stuff.

  13. Michael says:

    Reuben,

    I don’t watch much TV outside of sports…I think I get Disney and Hulu with my cell phone account.

    Sometimes I watch the last few minutes of Marvel movies… 🙂

  14. Michael says:

    Reuben,

    I just got off the phone with Sirius…made a very nice deal because I too, am a radio junkie…

  15. Reuben says:

    Michael, there really is just way too much fun stuff on XM to not have it if you are a radio junkie. Talk radio galore, and music you can imagine.

  16. WenatcheeTheHatchet says:

    H u l u has turned into a good option for folks who like anime but don’t want to go Crunchyroll yet.

  17. Phil says:

    These are all I have and I am keeping them 🙂

    PressReader
    ESPN+
    TheAthletic
    AppleNews
    Amazon Prime
    Instacart+
    SiriusXM

  18. Michael says:

    Phil,

    I’m debating on whether to keep the Athletic…coverage of my teams is subpar…

  19. Dan from Georgia says:

    I got a deal from SiriusXM because I am a “valued customer” – however, when I asked if sports was in my package, they said yes, but then found out my Vikings were no longer in that deal I got.

    Any thoughts on if SiriusXM would reinstate my NFL coverage and not jack up the price to $23/month? I started at $4.99/month, and this year they have be $5.99/mo. I will probably call them.

  20. Michael says:

    dan,

    I called and put the wood to them…

  21. Phil says:

    Michael,

    Agreed that the Athletic isn’t what we originally signed up for. The only reason I still have it is because I paid $1 a month. Otherwise, I would cancel for sure.

  22. Michael says:

    Phil,

    They do some good long form work…but their coverage of the Kings and Vikings is subpar at best…

  23. Phil says:

    Michael,

    100% they do. They still do good stuff on national stories in my opinion. They journeyed off the beaten path from their original amazing idea. Pity really but the same thing happened to SB Nation.

  24. Jean says:

    It’s important to me (and I hope it is for every Christian) to have joy and peace. IMO a Christian has many reasons for both. Joy and peace are marks of sanctification.

    However, what we feed ourselves spiritually will impact whether joy or sorrow, peace or enmity, predominant in our lives.

    I haven’t cancelled, but I have drastically reduced my diet of news because it is an aggregator of negativity. Imagine a program that condenses all the world’s worst problems into an hour program every night. There certainly are positive stories to be told but apparently they do not make for compelling news. For me the news is not conducive for finding joy and peace, so I consume very little of it currently.

    I find joy and peace in the scriptures, my church, prayer and my personal relationships.

  25. Michael says:

    Jean,

    I regulate my news input for that reason…

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