The cost of everything (except TT and THANK YOU!!! for that!) just keeps going up while my wages stay the same... Since the most savvy guys I know hang out here, I thought I would ask where to get the best deal on an Internet Service Provider. I am currently with Mindspring (Earthlink bought them and promptly raised my rate). Maybe I get a good deal now and just don't appreciate it? I ain't the sharpest crayon in the box when it comes to such things as computers...or money. Unlimited access and a local phone connection are the only things I care about (I think?). I just switched credit cards and saved 3% APR (down to 8.9%) and got till July at 0%. Seemed dumb NOT to, even with a fairly low balance... I also cancelled the so-called "premium" HBO package from the "new and better (more expensive and just as boring)" digital cable they foisted upon us a year ago. May cancel the basic, too. Sold one of the King Cobra motorcycles and returned a pickup load of empty 5-cent deposit cans... now if only I could sell that DR650 ...maybe get my 6 and 9-year-old boys jobs... rent out my hunting dog... make him catch his own food... :DWhat can I say? I'm in a slashing, penny-pinching mood... pretty rare for me! Just seems like all these "nominal" expense things build up to quite a lot in a hurry. With our racing season over, I've been waiting for the huge amount we no longer spend on it to start making a difference in freeing up some cash for other things before the start of the next season...still waiting. In the meantime, NOTHING is safe from my budget cutting!!! I even "volunteered" to "help" my wife do the grocery shopping! (NO WAY we actually eat that much, is there?) Any suggestions on lowering my monthly internet bill without affecting my access to TT would be greatly appreciated! OH! Just remembered: I currently have a dedicated phone line for the computer. I know there is a "black box" device available somewhere that allows normal use of the phone even while you are on the net... anyone know more about this? I am going to cancel the 2nd line and don't want to have to choose between a working phone and using my computer on the net.