Cost Analysis

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Q: I know it’s hard to believe but where I live we just got wired up for the Internet. I want to sign up. Right now, I drive twelve miles into town, in our gas guzzling pick-up no less, to use WIFI at the library. I go at least four days a week. My husband, who hates computers, says it is a waste of money to bring in the cable. I know we can afford it. What do I do?

A: Let’s make this a practical decision. How much money do you spend each week on gas driving your truck into town? Add up how much this costs in a month. Now, compare this expense to having cable? I bet getting cable isn’t quite as expensive as your husband thinks!

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