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Cancelled Satellite TV

November 17th, 2010 at 03:18 pm

Today I reduced our monthly bills by $109, and it felt great. Our 2-year contract was up last month. It's something I've been thinking about doing for a while now but kept talking myself out of it.

After watching Downsized, I decided to cancel. The Bruce family met with a financial planner who questioned their cable bill as something of importance. It made me realize that the TV keeps me from doing a lot of stuff that needs to be done.

Years ago we had cable and my husband commented that he would get a lot more done if we didn't have it. I cancelled the next day. With less options on TV, we did more. When we moved, we could barely pick up any local channels. This was before the digital switch so the channels were grainy. Cable was not an option to us so we went with satellite TV. I have enjoyed it but feel it is the right time to let it go.

Now if I can cut $100 from our budget weekly, that'd be awesome.

3 Responses to “Cancelled Satellite TV”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    That's great!

    We love our cable TV, but have not always had it, and can not imagine keeping it if in financial straits.

    My jaw dropped when that couple admitted that they still had cable. I just can't imagine not being able to afford my rent, but having cable. There were many years I could not justify the cost, and didn't miss it.

  2. Homebody Says:

    I can't wait for my Direct TV committment to be up. While I really like it, I need to cut back. Not sure if I will really be able to cut back that much, looking to switch back to local cable or making the jump to the whole netflix instant download thing.

  3. Jerry Says:

    We are living overseas and have essentially ditched TV altogether. We can see most of what we need on the computer, if need be, but I'm in school and can't watch that much stuff anyway. Plus, on a student budget we could have a hard time affording cable/satellite. Funny, though, I find that there is insurance of a lot of other things that can fill that time... so it works out.
    Jerry

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