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Cable: Should it stay or should it go?

December 2nd, 2009 at 09:57 am

I've been without cable for 2 years!! And I really don't think I've missed a beat. When I had it, I only watched the Disney channel (don't laugh), and I just couldn't justify paying $50/month for it. Dropping cable has literally given me a $600/year raise...a penny saved really is a penny earned!!

So, why not give it a try?? Guys are probably afraid to let go of their sports games. My husband and I watch bball & football games at our parents & friends' houses. We even splurge and literally go to a few games each year (still way cheaper than buying cable)!

Plus, without the distraction of TV, my husband and I have the luxury of engaging in quality conversation, exercising, working on projects, etc...

I really think cable has enhanced our lives and pockets. What's stopping you from dropping your provider today?

6 Responses to “Cable: Should it stay or should it go?”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    We have been without cable nearly our entire married lives, nearly 14 years. With the library, internet and netflix, there are plenty of things to watch with less cash outflow.

  2. baselle Says:

    Cable? What's that? Big Grin

  3. lizajane Says:

    baselle - I've heard of it. I can even spell it.

    Actually, most of my life I've lived somewhere that it's not an option. Satellite would be, of course, but I save that for the computer not the TV

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Haven't had mine for years. I supplement it with the internet and Netflix. I actually like it better that way. Basically, I watch what I want to watch, when I want it. TV needs to evolve and provide on-demand content somehow as a main business model. HD content alone isn't enough in my opinion.

  5. dmontngrey Says:

    We ditched it back in February. I thought it would be a tough adjustment but it turns out I just had the tv on for background noise! Did you know music makes MUCH better background noise? We didn't have cable the first 4 1/2 years we lived together and I forgot how much I missed music. I've had so much fun learning new-to-me music these days. DH is even surviving, and is finding other ways to watch the "can't miss" sporting events. I'm shocked at how much he still finds to watch on the half dozen channels we do get. I just can't be bothered with the tv. This will come as a surprise when my next blog entry mentions the LCD tv that just arrived. Don't worry, it will double as a computer monitor for the racing simulator setup DH is working towards...

  6. Jerry Says:

    We have gone back and forth about whether or not to get cable here. In a way, it helps while living overseas because it leads you to hear the local language and can offer some insurance of learning it faster... on the other hand, I'm in school and we are so busy we can't spend time watching TV right now. So far we have decided against it, without too much trouble.

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