Tracking Monthly Software and Subscription Expenses

It seems like more and more software programs are changing from a one-time upfront expense to a recurring monthly subscription. I’m not yet sure if this equates to a savings for most people, but I am not convinced that it is the best thing for me.

I decided it would be good to setup my budget to accommodate all of the services I am currently subscribed to. Some of these are renewed on a yearly basis and others every month. It was quite a surprise to see everything laid out in a spreadsheet, totaled by year and month, and have all of the figures presented up front. 1

Current list of services I subscribe to. Yearly renewals are divided in monthly cost and totaled at the bottom.
Current list of services I subscribe to. Yearly renewals are divided in monthly cost and totaled at the bottom.

It really changes things knowing that I pay close to $700 a year on all of this stuff, I will definitely have to think about what in this list is important and what things I can do without.


  1. The blurred out item is the domain renewal for my personal website. 

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