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  • MPMD MPMD 
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    Okay, how are you guys getting the New York Times for just $4 per month?  I may not always agree with their editorial stance, but I like reading something that isn’t by Gannett and that’s written above an eighth grade level.

    Are you getting online access only, or actual dead tree delivered to your house for four or six bucks per month?  (Please tell me this isn’t some cheesy one month teaser rate.)

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    This is what I want to know too. Most of what I enjoy is free or inexpensive, but I do think I pay $40/mo for the NYT! What’s the secret?!

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    for an online subscription only?

    it think mine is $9/mo?

     

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    White.Beard.Doc White.Beard.Doc 
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    A NY Times subscription is $1.50/week if you are an educator. As in someone with a .edu at the end of your email address.

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    Avatar FIREshrink 
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    My colleague last night told me, I can tell from reading your notes lately that you are really liking work! You are really getting into all the details. And you look so happy! I told the nurses that Dr. Fireshrink is not coming back to me medical director because he looks too happy!

    Yes. I like the way FI fits.

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    Avatar wideopenspaces 
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    Yes, I got the nyt offer at my edu email. Still haven’t bought it yet. It’s online only but that is my preference.

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    fatlittlepig fatlittlepig 
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    Yes, I got the nyt offer at my edu email. Still haven’t bought it yet. It’s online only but that is my preference.

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    if you enjoy reading the nytimes (and yes I do on a daily basis), isn’t not paying the ten or so bucks a month an example of penny wise pound foolish… I’m sure you waste a lot more money on other things per month….

     

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    Avatar wideopenspaces 
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    Yes, I got the nyt offer at my edu email. Still haven’t bought it yet. It’s online only but that is my preference.

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    if you enjoy reading the nytimes (and yes I do on a daily basis), isn’t not paying the ten or so bucks a month an example of penny wise pound foolish… I’m sure you waste a lot more money on other things per month….

     

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    Well you get some free each month and I’m just waiting to see how much free time I’m going to have at my new job before I decide. So far the free articles have been enough, but if work continues to be slow,  I will need significantly more reading material in my life.

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    fatlittlepig fatlittlepig 
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    Interesting thread. Fatlittlepig is self aware enough to realize that those who make a lot of money, live in the moment, spend freely and save little – they may actually be right and fatlittlepig’s frugal ways were unnecessary. Perhaps they will turn out just fine which is very likely.

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    Avatar nephron 
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    people spending money on nytimes online must not be serious about FIRE.   You can get by the article limit by reading articles on different computers on the hospital while you are rounding if you are so inclined.

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    MPMD MPMD 
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    people spending money on nytimes online must not be serious about FIRE.   You can get by the article limit by reading articles on different computers on the hospital while you are rounding if you are so inclined.

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    it’s $15/mo for full digital access across all of your devices.

    i make $15 in like 5 min.

    pretty sure i’m gonna be aight.

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    Avatar wa2106 
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    $4 for .edu subscription started 3-4 years ago.  I guess they haven’t increased it up to market rate.  Guess I’ll go buy an extra coffee with my savings

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    Avatar Anne 
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    If you like food/cooking NYT Cooking is bomb.  Worth it to get all access online so that’s included.

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