If you live in a major city in North America you can’t go anywhere without seeing a TV showing some news channel or another. In fact seeing TVs for me is such a common sight I almost miss them when they’re not there. Next time you’re waiting in line at the bank or the hair dressers stop for a second are you watching TV while you wait? We’ve become accustomed to having the ‘boob’ tube around us all the time.
To go with all of those TVs are cable channels and specialty packs that cost us money and heaven forbid if you happen to have an HDTV, you need specialty channels for that too. We spend so much time in front of TVs that I think we take it for granted and assume we simply must have cable TV. Having cable costs money and this saving idea is all about that. If you’re reading this and you have cable do you remember how much you pay for cable? I had to think about it for a bit but I came to the conclusion that I’m paying about $70 a month for cable and a bit for the digital cable box.
Times are lean and sometimes the cost of cable can really make or break a budget. But before things get to such dire extremes lets look at the numbers. If you are like me paying about $75 per month for cable ($70 for the cable and $5 for the reciever) or about $900 a year! This amount isn’t a huge sum of money especially if you’re taking advantage of it, but it is a sum of money that you really don’t need to spend. Life exists without cable TV.
What would you do with an extra $900 in your pocket at the end of the year? If you’re looking to save money cut back on your cable! I pay $75 a month for my cable but you might find that you’re paying a lot more than that for something you really don’t use. Put the money to good use: pay some debts, save it or give it to charity. I have been contemplating the idea of cutting cable back recently but my wife and I aren’t there quite yet. I think we will be very soon.