Friday, September 17, 2010

Cable {To Have or Not To Have}

I'm still trying to think of ways to save. Still analyzing everything, to see what's important and what's not. So as you know we've cut out ALL eating out and we haven't veered a bit. Well........okay that's a lie, we totally veered for like 2 weeks straight, but we refocused and we're getting back on track. The truth is we've been super busy and since I'm currently still working full time sometimes it's hard to stay completely committed, but we're definitely trying!

So since we totally went crazy and ate out for a solid 2 weeks, yesterday I freaked and began micro-managing the bills again. Okay, I'll admit I kind of enjoy micro-managing the bills.......the hubby, the dog....pretty much anything. However it's not confession time - let me get back my story.

The biggie.....the cable?! My husband, has for a while now, wanted to cut it off. I've been the one that was like, 'Are you kidding me that's not American!' {in a total bratty voice}. I've been throwing the idea around in my head, but I've yet to actually do it. I mean can I actually do without Teen Mom on a weekly basis? Well I came to the realization that since I'm nearly 30 I should probably just suck it up and move on from Teen Mom.

So I did it. I cut back to just basic {pretty much just local channels} cable and internet.

Savings: $75.00/month!

We have Netflix which we can watch through the xBox 360. It's only $8.99/month and it's unlimited streaming for {Wonder Pets and Backyardigans and even Hoarders and Chopped!} and of course DVDs through the mail.

I tweeted about my new accomplishment and was surprised at all the positive feedback I got.

Check it:

It's nice to know we're not alone in this crazy, trying to save, cable free world. I feel good about it. One step closer to my goal.


  1. DO IT!!!

    Promise, you won't regret it :) We pay $25 for internet & that's it - we get ABC, NBC, Fox, & CW for free.

  2. Yikes, I don't know! We have discussed cutting it too, but the majority of the shows we watch are actually on cable!

    But if we did it would be about $80 a month! We do Netflix too. We are actually thinking of getting Apple TV when it comes out and then we might cut cable.

  3. and you can also watch a lot of shows (teen mom!!) online :)

  4. Cable is so expensive, it's crazy!

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  5. hey girl! Thanks for commenting on my blog! I love your pictures and this makes me want a new camera bad!
    We tried giving up cable for 3 months but were too weak. We ended up going back and getting the works. Whoopsie.. I'm still thinking of something to give up in it's place but I love everthing too much ;)

    And good luck with the potty training!