How to Save $800 a Year by Cutting Your Cable

Learn exactly how we finally cut the cable and save over $800 a year.

We decided to cut the cable over a year and a half ago. One of the best decisions we have ever made Learn exactly how we finally cut the cable and save over $800 a year.because we saved over $1,500! Talk about being $avvy! Why did we not do this sooner? DirecTV had been a staple in our at home entertainment for years. We paid close to $65 a month. Is cable really necessary anymore with so many options to satisfy your viewing needs?

In this article, we are going to explain exactly how we cut the cable. We will explain the different devices we personally use to view our shows and what streaming services we use to do so. If you have thought about finally cutting your cable or you’re on the fence no further, this article will help.

Why we cut the cable

Simple, we wanted to save money! While going through our monthly budget looking for areas we could save we realized cable was a “want”, not a “need”. Since we love saving money we starting to put the plan in place to finally cut the cable.

Ask yourself how much TV do you really watch? Be honest with yourself when answering this. In our case, it was WAY TOO MUCH! If you have a similar answer, then it’s even more important to cut the cable. Think about how many hours of your life you have wasted watching TV. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends 2.8 hours a day watching TV. That’s roughly 42.5 days a year! Let that settle in for a bit.

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How long ago did you get rid of cable?



Kelan is a born entrepreneur! While in college studying business and finance Kelan was able to grow his e-commerce business to over $50,000 a year. After being an Insurance Salesman, UPS Driver, and Jail Deputy Kelan has come full circle with his burning desire to be 100% self-employed. Kelan currently runs The Savvy Couple full time with a passion for helping others get money $avvy.

11 Replies to “How to Save $800 a Year by Cutting Your Cable

  1. I’ve never had cable, and I recently got rid of Netflix too. With work and stuff I don’t have any time to watch movies. I’ve been meaning the watch the movie The Founders (about how McDonalds started), but just couldn’t find the time to.
    Pretty much all of my spare time is spent at the beach or excercising.

  2. I finished reading this on Dollar Diligence, and you make some very valid points. We canceled our cable once and only lasted about 2 months once we started getting notifications from our Internet provider saying that we had gone over our Internet/WiFi limit. I didn’t even realize that there was a limit! I mostly use the TV as background noise. Maybe we’ll try again one day to cancel it…

    1. Thanks for commenting. I would recommend you have some other options in place before making the leap.

      We use YouTube and Netflix for the most part. Just like anything else with change it will take some time to get use to. In the long run it’s totally worth it.

  3. I have not had cable for 20+ years, except for a one year period where I wanted to have stations from Italy, in preparation for a trip – I save about $50 for basic cable every month and it would only give me 3 or 4 extra stations from those I get with my rabbit ear antenna, (and during the warm months I can put the antenna on the balcony and get 11 stations )

Let the discusion begin!