Things You Should Consider Signing up for ...

You probably think there aren’t many things you should sign up for. After all, besides a Netflix subscription, what else do you need? However, there are many things to consider when it comes to the quality of your life and signing up for certain things makes you life richer. Here are a few things you should sign up for.

1. Sample Subscriptions

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Available for both men and women, one of the things you should sign up for are monthly sample subscriptions. A monthly sample subscription is when you sign up to receive a few samples every month for a small monthly fee charged to your credit card. Samples can range anywhere from chocolates to cosmetics and the cost usually start from $10 and upwards, depending on the products. Monthly sample subscriptions can be cheap and make a great present for a friend if you pay for a 6-month or 1-year subscription!

2. Gym Membership

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If you’re struggling with body or health issues, signing up for a gym membership is a great way to begin the road to self improvement. Not only does signing up for a membership give you a place where you can go to on a regular basis to exercise, but because memberships can be costly, it’s a great motivator to get out of the house and go to the gym – otherwise, it’s just a waste of money to never take advantage of your membership.

3. RRSP

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The earlier you start the more you’ll save up for your retirement. In fact, many financial institutions can even help you calculate how much money you need to deposit on a monthly basis so you can have $1 million or more saved up by the time you retire. Besides living like a millionaire once you've retired, another reason to sign up and invest in your RRSP (registered retirement savings plan) is because RRSP contributions help with your tax return at the end of the year.

4. Insurance

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Whether it is health, car, home, travel, etc.., it’s always important to sign up for insurance. What seems like a monthly financial burden today will save you thousands of dollars in case of an emergency or accident in the future. Plus, many insurance companies offer several types of insurances, therefore you can bundle different types of insurances, thus keeping your monthly rates a little bit cheaper.

5. Extracurricular Activities

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If you just broke up with a long term partner or are a little light on the friends category, signing up for extracurricular activities, like salsa or basketball, will help you to socialize in a safe, fun, and friendly environment. Plus, many extracurricular activities are healthy for your mind and/or body and keep you from getting lazy. Best of all, many activities can be cheap or provide financial assistance if you are on a low income.

6. Volunteering

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Volunteering is a selfless way to help your community and those who can’t help themselves. However, not only will you be helping others, but you’ll be helping yourself because volunteering teaches you to be more compassionate, considerate and understanding. Plus, it’s a great way to open your eyes to the world around you. Volunteering benefits all parties!

7. Newspaper Subscription

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In a world where social media and PVR have taken over, people are less and less aware of the current events and of the world around them. Whether it’s a local or national newspaper, sign up for a daily subscription. Newspapers are an easy way to inform yourself about local, national and international issues/events/news.

Signing up for things can be costly. However, it’s an investment in the quality of your life. What are some other things people should consider signing up for?

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