Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cutting the Cable Cord!

As time goes on, I find myself more likely to stay in than I am to go out.  Partially, this has to do with the fact that I get up at roughly 5 AM in order to get ready for work.  Staying in also saves me a fair amount of money.  I come home, make dinner, and sit down to watch some "mind candy" on television.  When I first moved into my apartment, I got a great deal on a cable subscription.  Eventually, that went away.  We all know those "great deals" are usually for a limited time only.  When they inevitably go away, suddenly the cable bill skyrockets.

I've been hesitant to pull the plug on our cable package even though we've got a Netflix and Hulu subscription.    I had been feeling like there were gaps that I would really be missing.  For example, we watch the news every morning before going to work, and didn't really care to alter that habit.    We bought an antenna but the results were patchy...

Well, I'm pleased to say that we finally got a divorce from cable, and haven't given up any of the things we love most!  Here's how we did it.

We kept our Netflix subscription the same.  Then we made an amazing discovery.  Hulu is trying out a new service package (a trial run to be exact).  This new package allows you to stream a number of stations in real time.  I was able to get the major stations: ABC, CBS, etc.  Additionally, I was thrilled to discover that I could get some of my favorites including HGTV and Food Network! What's even better is that it only costs me $40 a month!    This is way better than a cable subscription if you ask me!  It's also saving us over $50 a month too!  As far as I'm concerned this is a win-win situation.  We get a lot of the channels we love, and freedom from the cable company!

Have you had success cutting cable?  What was your strategy, and how is it going?

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