My cable bill routinely surpassed the $200 mark every month, it’s no surprise that so many people are frustrated with their cable providers. I decided to write this blog post after being cable free for a while. It’s been over 6 months and I do not miss cable, nor do I miss that $200+ monthly bill. Cutting the cable has been a great way to save a significant amount of money long term.
I’ve saved quite a bit of money; however, your viewing habits may be a bit different from my family’s habits. We had to sacrifice a little comfort and being spoiled to watch whatever we want at the time it airs. There are numerous streaming services, such as Netflix , Hulu, and Sling TV – Live and On Demand that carry monthly fees that add up to less than your cable company.
Just remember: you’ll need to subscribe to a high-speed internet service if you want to stream videos.
New hardware for your TV
The best way to get local channels and/or network programming is to invest in a good HDTV Amplified HDTV Antenna. These are very easy to install and it doesn’t require climbing on your roof. The antennae is very effective at picking up local high def channels within a 50 mile range—even including some networks your cable or satellite system might not offer. We receive so many channels, including Church TV, Westerns, Old School TV Shows, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese – ALL FOR FREE.
This is what I purchased:
For a mere $40 this might be a good option for you too. Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player supports Netflix and Hulu, among others; however, it also has it’s own huge selections of Prime Video, which has several exclusive movies and programs. I love it because it is customizable. I can also add over 90 premium and specialty channels, like BET, HBO and Showtime without a cable subscription.
Consider this — How many channels do you really watch of the 600+ channel package that the cable company offers you?
My takeaway from cutting the cable cord is that cost of living is high and it’s smart to save money where you can. I feel this is an area that many people can utilize.