How to Ditch Your Cable

Save

In 2010, the average American cable bill was $75, with many people paying more than that for their television shows. As busy as most people are, that adds up to an extraordinary amount per hour for entertainment costs. If you're looking for ways to cut spending from your weekly budget, there are few easier solutions than to ditch your cable. There are free or low-cost substitutions for everything you get out of cable television. Save hundreds of dollars every year by dropping cable and finding your entertainment elsewhere.

  • Purchase a digital tuner antenna to bring broadcast television stations to your TV without the use of cable. Many of your favorite shows may be on broadcast stations, giving you the option to watch them for free.

  • Hook up a DVD recorder or a VCR to your television. Broadcast television doesn't work on your schedule, so you may have favorite shows that are inconvenient to watch. Record the shows and watch them later.

  • Investigate Hulu and other free television sites online. Many of these sites have streaming video of current television series 24 hours after they were shown on TV. If you can wait one day for your favorite show, you can do away with your television completely. Many broadcast companies, such as CBS and FOX, stream their own series to viewers on their sites.

  • Get a digital subscription to Netflix. This membership is the least expensive they offer and includes only on-demand viewing without any DVDs in the mail. You will be able to watch movies as well as entire seasons of favorite television shows, all on demand.

  • Develop other ways of passing the time when you're bored and want to relax. Watch a movie, read a book, learn a new skill or listen to a book on tape while you work on a craft. Move away from the couch-potato lifestyle and try playing sports or games. Occupy your mind and attention in other ways than television for at least part of the week.

References

  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

  • How to Stream Internet TV to a TV Set

    With more TV available online, people are choosing to ditch their cable subscriptions and watch TV via the internet. However, if you...

  • How to Get Rid of Cable TV

    Go to the office of the cable company during normal operating hours and insist on speaking with a manager. Politely but firmly...

  • Cable Vs. Landline Phones

    MSN Money: Time to ditch your land-line phone for VoIP? FCC: How VoIP Works; ... Cable phones and landline phones provide home...

  • Alternatives to Cable TV

    Alternatives to Cable TV. As technology becomes more advanced, the luxury of cable TV has become the norm. ... 6 alternatives to...

  • How to Run Network Cables Outside a Home

    The advantage of running network cables inside the house is that these cables will be protected from the elements. The only thing...

  • How to Get Rid of Your Cable Bill and Save Money

    Anyone with cable knows how expensive it can be. Now, with television and movie databases and mail in rentals, removing that monthly...

  • Trench Digging Tools

    Ditch digging is necessary in the development of an effective lawn irrigation system, ... How to Bury Coax Cable. If you have...

Related Searches

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!