I talk about things like cell phone plans often because I believe they are one of the products in which far too many people waste money. I have a son who has a really fancy smart phone that he really doesn't need. It's fun, but it also costs a bundle of money each month. Straight Talk is a company that has everything you need for a calling plan.
Unlimited monthly service is $45 - that's a whole lot less than my son pays for his smart phone plan. The unlimited monthly service that Straight Talk offers would allow my son to call a friend any time without spending a whole ton of money that could be saved for a down payment on a house. (See what I'm hoping he spends his money on?)
Okay, so mom knows best, but who listens to mom these days? Well, everybody should because, in reality, nobody should pay for a cell phone contract. Nobody knows what the future holds. In this economy, nobody can count on having a job a year or six months from now. We just don't know.
Straight Talk has great reconditioned phones available starting at $10.00. They come complete with camera, mp3 player, mobile web access, and blue-tooth capability. Maybe a good phone for your teens or college students?
As always, financial stewardship is important to God's heart. Spend wisely.