When I checked the mail this weekend, I saw 2 magazines that I’ve been getting quite regularly for at least 6 months now. I didn’t subscribe to either of these magazines. After careful inspection of the mailing label, I learned that one of them was subscribed on my behalf by my car dealership (huh?) and the other one was subscribed on my behalf by a third party, magazines.com or something. Anyway, for the past 6 months or so, I’d recycle these magazines immediately since I don’t enjoy spending time reading magazines anymore. But after reading this, I was inspired to do something different this time. I decided to stop this nonsense once and for all and actually call the magazine companies to ask them to take me off their mailing list. It only took about 5 minutes of my lunch break to call and cancel both subscriptions. I regret not doing this sooner and saving more trees.
Next up on the chopping block: credit card pre-approval letters and catalogs.