Save money on TV – it is one of the easiest monthly household expenses to cut back on, lowering your bills. The average American family spends $60 per month on their cable or satellite television bill. When you add up the expenses, that comes to $500 a year—money that could be used for paying off credit card debt or saved for your children’s college education.
1. Cut it out altogether! I know, It's a tad extreme. We did it for one year and saved over $800 dollars. Of course, we brought some form of entertainment back. We knew that we needed to scale back to pay off debt and save for a house. So, the TV went bye bye. However, we watched movies galore! Some I would have never seen without eliminating channel surfing. Your local library is a great place to check out free DVDs for the entire family.
2. Get a local channel box. Placed in the right spot of your house, you can view your local channels for free! This was great for some Prime time shows as well as the news.
3. You really do save money with Satellite TV! This day an age Satellite TV brings you unlimited channels for half the price. You do have to have an unsightly dish mounted to your home, but it's beginning to be a normal sight.
4. There are so many different options out there. Instead of signing back up from cable after our year long hiatus from television, we purchased a ROKU box. I love our roku am so happy to have found an option that fits our budget and our TV watching preferences!
5. Eliminate Tv altogether and watch it through your internet. Hulu is one avenue to do this through. I watched the entire season of The Bachelor on Hulu and never missed a beat.
Hopefuly you have found some of the above options helpful. I know how freeing it can be to eliminate some of your monthly expenses. It is possible to save money on TV. You need to be creative and consider all options available to you. Remember—when you are trying to cut back on expenses, any little bit helps!
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