When you live on a fixed income (Social Security and small pension) such as I do, the steady rise of monthly bill is very noticeable and painful. Thus recently I have been reviewing my bills and deciding what to cut back on.
Our biggest expense is technology. I have a very expensive Internet connection with Comcast. I can't cut back on that, I need my Internet connection. Just this month they raised their modem rental fee from $7.00 to $8.00. So far in the few years I've been with Comcast (reluctantly because I can't get FIOS where I live), their modem fee has risen from $6.00 to $8.00. Same modem mind you.
Now for Verizon. I'm embarrassed to tell you what my total Verizon bill is so I shan't. But we do have three iPads, two iPhones and DirecTV with four TV's. How in the world my grandfather
|Fieldon Jacob Tipton - my grandfather - farmer - uncomplicated life|
Perhaps the main reason I moved to Delaware was to escape the ever increasing school taxes in my former home state of Pennsylvania. Plus their township tax, the state income tax, the county tax, the per capita tax and the sales tax. Here in Delaware I have the school tax that doesn't go up 16% to 22% a year like mine did in Pennsylvania.
So I'll end this boring post about this retiree trying to make my limited income stretch. I'm telling you folks, just surviving in this day and age is a challenge. I don't know what people do who are in a worse situation than me.