We decided to cut the cable over a year and a half ago. One of the best decisions we have ever made 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?