Does it feel like you’re paying an arm and a leg to your cable provider? If so, you are not alone. The average subscriber is paying $100 per month on television, but I’ll show you, it doesn’t have to be that way. In this article, you’ll find five ways to cut your cable bill; some more drastic than others but all achieve the goal.
What Cable T.V is for Me
I’m just going to come out and say it. My name is Katie, and I’m a t.v addict. Even more embarrassing is that it’s reality television or pretty much anything on the WB that has me hooked. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not totally into teenager stuff. I live for that part of the day when my husband and I have put the kids to bed, and it’s time to put our feet up and watch something together.
Stuff like Game of Thrones or Gotham so I guess you could say I have an eclectic taste in television shows.
Lately, though, I’ve gotten to the point where I’m like, “is it really worth it,” the cost of television? And to tell you the truth, no, it’s not.
Aside from costing way too much, it really puts a dent in productivity too. There have been weeks where I know I should write a blog post but am too caught up in the next episode of whatever show I’m currently hooked on. And since this blog is a source of income for my family and me, it costs us double time.
Side Note – Did you know I started my blog with no experience what-so-ever? Seriously, I knew a lot of other people were making money blogging so, on a whim, I gave it a try and it was the best decision ever! I don’t know anywhere else that you can start a business with no experience for $3/mo.. Do you?
It’s time to cut my cable bill in half or cut it all together, and I’m going to show you how to do it too.
5 Tips To Lower Your Cable Bill
Tip One: Remove Paid Premium Channels
Each premium channel can run you between $10 – $20.
No, thanks! It’s best to either do without or find a less expensive alternative like Netflix or take advantage of my Prime Membership because that is plain ridiculous.
Tip Two: Down-Grade to a Lower Package
I’m currently getting 240+ channels in my Comcast Package, and as a family, we probably watch 10-20. That makes my stomach turn a little bit, how about you?
Tip Three: Remove Add-Ons
Removing any room DVR, HD Services and additional outlets can have savings upwards of $30 per month depending on how many rooms you have.
I’ve never been a fan of televisions in the bedrooms but some people are; removing them could save you $10 per room.
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Tip Four: Switch Providers
For years I’ve been a cable swapper; when one contract ends, I find the next best thing and back again. It’s always been between Comcast and DirecTv, and in case you’re wondering DirecTv is, by far, my favorite.
DirecTv always has super low monthly deals going on so, when I’m ready to switch, they’re the first place I look. When I switch to them, I average about $60 per month savings.
Tip Five: Cancel Service Altogether
I’m not saying you can’t still watch t.v.; I’m just saying get rid of the big guys that are draining your wallet.
There are plenty of other options to get your favorite television shows without paying $100+ a month.
Those are just a few alternatives to cable but a portion of the price so if your budget is calling for a cut in your cable bill you can definitely get that accomplished.
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