Hello Sophisticated Spenders!
I normally don’t get inspiration from rap songs, but when I do, it’s to save you some money!
Cut it, cut it, cut it…
There’s a song that repeats the words “cut it.” I have no idea what they are talking about, but their idea certainly applies to these sky high cable bills!
I cut the cable back in June of 2014 and have not missed it one bit since then!
Read my post: Can You Cut The Cable? to see a list of prices of all of the other services available to you if you cut the cable. (Costco even sells a TV with a built in Roku, so you’d only need high speed internet to watch a host of shows).
There are SO many options out there.
Here’s what I’m doing:
I pay $65 per month for high speed internet with Xfinity. This comes with FREE basic cable, HBO and On Demand.
I pay $11.99 per month to have Netflix on 4 screens. Which means I share this account with 4 other people (they all live in Chicago).
I also have an Amazon Fire stick ($20.00) and Apple TV ($99.00).
Those two were one time purchases and STILL were cheaper than 1 month’s cable!
I’ll admit I do miss ESPN, but I’m pretty sure there’s a way to watch it (other than watching at happy hour), I just haven’t explored the possibilities.
And if you’re not ready to cut the cable, call the cable company and ask them to lower your bill! They are always running specials so tell them you’d like to sign up for their latest special or you are going to switch to the competition!
Did I miss anything here? Don’t be afraid to cut the cable IF your bill is too high! There are plenty of options out there. And if you try it and decide you can’t live without cable, just give them a call and see if they’ll lower your bill. They will be happy to have you back!
Can you cut the cable? Why or why not???