A member of my team shared with me her recent experience with subscriptions. She had to update all her different subscriptions with her new credit card information. A couple of weeks later, a service provider called to remind her to update her card information or lose her subscription. She was confused because she was sure she had already updated her information on that account.
On following up with them, she discovered that she had set up a second account with this service provider by mistake, and that she was paying for two accounts when she only really used (and needed) one! How long had this gone on? She couldn’t even remember when she had set it up.
That is why it is important that you review and clean up your subscriptions regularly. It could be a case similar to this story, or something as simple as no longer needing a certain number of channels on your cable.
Cleaning up subscriptions ensures you reduce the volume of junk mail you receive, thereby reducing the temptation to make purchases from enticing marketing materials. You also get to review not just services, but events and programing that you have signed up for and re-assess whether you still need them.
Most importantly, clean up your subscriptions so that you can make room for what is necessary for your personal, social, psychological, and financial growth.