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September 5th, 2013 at 07:18 am

Cable that is.

Hubby and I have finally agreed to go back to our cable tv-free life. We tried it once our second son was born because we knew we'd be at home more!

Now, three years later, yeah it's okay, but it's not really adding anything to our lives. And the bill just keeps going up up up.

Our current phone/internet/tv provider is Time Warner and I want to out them for being ridiculous. When I called to see about a package that was only phone and internet they told me it would cost the SAME AMOUNT per month as the package with TV, except we wouldn't have to pay $15 a month to rent a DVR. Seriously? The same price!

I was pretty steamed, so I shopped around. We're switching to WOW. We're getting faster internet, plus phone for about $60 less each month than Time Warner wanted to charge us for the same services.

Sold! They install monday and told me not to cancel Time Warner until after they came because they've had some trouble with TW not releasing people's phone numbers (who want to keep their current number, and who doesn't?).

Anyway. I'm on a mission to cut our bills back without reducing our quality of life. So starting soon, we're looking at

- $230 less per month for preschool
-$60 less per month for phone and internet services, although no cable TV, but who needs it anyway?

I will miss movies like Sharknado, but for $60 a month, I could rent them!

Now, where else can I cut??

6 Responses to “Cut Cut Cut...”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Yep, we just got rid of the cable boxes, which for us was just for basic channels. We get them through an antenna now. Saves us $40 per month. I'm going to look at our insurance costs next. And cell phones.

  2. Miz Pat Says:

    Good on you!!! I got Time Warner to reduce costs when I told them my contract was expired and I didn't like the prices going up all the time, and I saved $40.

    You are doing good!

  3. pjmama Says:

    I've been cable-free since moving out of my parent's house, and have loved it. I cringe when I hear people talk about their cable bills. I have internet, of course, but I watch all movies/TV on Netflix, and for $10/month, you really can't beat it.

  4. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I just reduced our cable plan to only local channels. I don't think I could go full out canceling it. Kudos to you!

  5. ThriftoRama Says:

    We lived without cable for 15 years. These last few have been a blip, and really, last night I was clearing off my favorite shows on the DVR and really realized watching tv isn't improving our lives or my life. I'm fine with netflix and the library, and really I should be doing other things instead of watching anything. Plus, there's the money.

  6. fruitbowlk Says:

    I have been cable free for 7 years. No regrets.

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