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Save money; keep up with news

We're doing a little belt-tightening in the Wilson household, and one of the things my wife has in her sights to eliminate is my three-day-a-week subscription to The New York Times.

I love reading The Times on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, especially on Sundays. My favorite section is the one with columns, comments and editorials. Like, this last Sunday featured a wonderful confessional by Dave Tomar, author of "The Shadow Scholar: How I Made a Living Helping College Kids Cheat." What an eye-opener; what a sad commentary on our times.

Fortunately, the library subscribes to The Times. But, I can't come down on Sunday mornings and drink coffee in front of the fireplace.

Turns out I will not have to forego reading The Times when the paper copy no longer lands on my driveway.

The library also subscribes to World Book online. And Worldbook Online provides a subscription to The Times online edition.

The experience of reading the paper won't be the same. But the material available will be. And I can settle for that while saving some money.

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