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Cutting the Cord: Why It's Time To Get Rid of Cable TV

Cable television is well on its way out the door and it’s time to help give it the boot. There are so many reasons to “cut the cord” and get rid of cable, such as…

  • You save SO much money!! When we had cable, we were spending $163/month. Now we alternate between Netflix and Hulu (depending on the season) and our bill is only $51, including internet.
  • When you do watch TV, it’ll be something you’re actually in the mood for. How many times have you channel-surfed through 200+ channels, only to do it again because nothing struck your fancy? With something like Netflix or Hulu, you can search for a show you actually want to watch versus wasting 30 minutes mindlessly scanning the channels.
  • You’ll set a good example for your children. Studies bounce between “no TV at all for kids!” and “TV can be a great educational tool!” so rather than have an all-or-nothing situation, set a time limit for the family and stick to it. Better yet – only watch TV while folding and sorting laundry!
  • It’ll be easier to keep bad examples away from your children. As much as we’d love to shelter our children from all negativity and harm, we can’t. We can, however, keep them from watching inappropriate television by limiting their access to it.
  • There’s so much available for free! I don’t think you realize just how excited I was to find out I could stream YouTube through my BluRay and watch one of my favorite television shows from when I was a child. That excitement was short-lived, though, when my mom streamed Barney for my son while I was in the hospital giving birth to my daughter. The Wiggles I can handle. Barney, though…*shudder* Fortunately he outgrew that phase fairly quickly.

So what’s stopping YOU from cutting the cord?

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. We did it over a year ago. We have a digital antenna and netflix.

    1. Love it! Netflix is great for my guilty pleasure (The Walking Dead)!

  2. We’ve never had cable and are doing great 🙂 Netflix and an antenna for sports!

    1. Woohoo! Glad to hear it! 🙂 I admit, I prefer Hulu most of the time, but that’s only because I love to binge watch current stuff whenever I can!

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