life without cableWednesday, February 20, 2013
My husband and I had been tossing the idea of canceling our cable around for probably a year or two, but we never bit the bullet. I think we were too nervous of not having television to watch. And if you know us you know we love our T.V. I, myself am a huge reality T.V. and DVR buff, love 'em. So I know my reason of not wanting to take the plunge...I would be without my Survivor, Bachelor, Apprentice, etc.
Well this year was the year. Our focus this year is to pay of debt so although we don't live extravagant lives we decided to eliminate an expense. Cable with DVR was that expense, at $63 a month it accumulates to $756 for a year! Nearly $800....for T.V.! As of January 8th we have not have cable or ::wimper:: DVR. We were already members of Netflix and to help overcome our T.V. addiction we also subscribed to HuluPlus which is more focused on television shows rather than movies and we also purchased a digital HD antenna.
So rather than $70.99 for our cable and Netflix we spend $16.30 for Netflix and HuluPlus not to mention we can watch either two anywhere. So that is kind of cool!
Did you make any financial cuts this year? If so what did you eliminate?
I am hoping this cable free lifestyle won't be forever but for now it is not that bad. The only show I am missing is American Idol and I can't tell you it bothers me that much, which has been a nice surprise.