Welcome GetRichSlowly Readers!

by Kevin on February 19, 2008

A continuation of my Dumb Money series has been allowed to grace the front page of J.D.’s Get Rich Slowly. You can read Dumb Money: The Movie Theater there.

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{ 4 comments }

Leigh February 19, 2008 at 9:49 am

I saw your post on getrichslowly! Congrats.

We hardly go to the movies either. We can get discount tickets through our job so we go every now and then.

allen February 19, 2008 at 1:09 pm

Also from GRS, thanks.

to your post: I basically only go to the theaters for those movies that i really need a theater experience. Movies like the Matrix, Star Wars, &c, just are not the same at my modest home theater set up (that is down on the list of things to buy for fun). Otherwise, i wait for rentals for all the rest.

Andy February 19, 2008 at 3:07 pm

I agree that movies are too expensive – but some are only worth seeing on the big screen, espically the ones with special effects. My suggestion is to eat before the movie and just see the movie during a matinee show ($7-$8 p/ticket).

Great blog as well – just discovered it and will add to my blogroll.

Cheers,
Andy.

dleavitt February 19, 2008 at 8:03 pm

I agree with movies being overpriced. One of my GF and my “big ticket” purchases recently was a 42″ plasma TV. We saved for 6 months to purchased it, and told everyone around the holidays that we were purchasing a TV. Needless to say, we paid for over half of the TV (we shopped around substantially before purchasing online) using gift cards (MC, VISA, Amex) and split the remaining balance (325 each).

I’ve found that most movies come out on DVD within a few months of being released. Special effects look great. We then invested in Netflix (I call it an investment because the money we are saving goes to pay down debt and savings)for 14.10 per month. 13 movies later–times 4.99 that our cable company charges to order or $7+ at the movie theatre–we’ve saved AT LEAST $50 last month, thus in 6 months our TV cost is covered, everything beyond that is savings.

Just another way of paying down debt. If you can’t tell, I’m a huge advocate of Netflix. If you feel the movies are overpriced–take advantage of Netflix and use the money you save to pay down debt.

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