A cheapskate's guide to tech

From ebooks to phone service, here are some tips for living your digital life on the cheap.

Find Netflix and HBO Go buddies

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Netflix and HBO probably aren't thrilled about the prospect of your sharing an account with distant friends and family members, but they're not too worked up about it either.

HBO CEO Richard Pepler told BuzzFeed earlier this year that account sharing "has no impact on the business" and is a "terrific marketing vehicle for the next generation of viewers."

Netflix has begun experimenting with tiered subscriptions that limit the number of screens on which the service can be used simultaneously, but provided you keep your circle of account sharers small, you shouldn't have any problems.

  @jtotoole - Last updated September 22 2014 12:43 PM ET

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