I figured I would make a thread for this since people seem to always be asking for tips. Something that helped me out big time last year with paying off debt was getting rid of cable. I kept my internet and phone but axing cable saved me nearly 70 dollars a month which I used to pay off a credit card. I have since switched to a new provider for my internet and saved an additional $20 a month so it all adds up!
Nice tip and I agree with you wholeheartedly. As much as I enjoyed watching shows in the evening it was just too costly. I ended up get getting a few streaming services and that suites me just fine. I pay $20 for the pair of them where cable was costing me $80 a month.
I would not be paying for cable if it wasn't for my wife and our youngest who has to watch their show every day. I have expressed that we could save money but they both don't want alternatives.
More and more people are doing this. I never had it. I only ever had internet and I was just fine with that. I think it is hard for people who are older who have been with TV for a good 20+ years. I grew up with it but lost interest in it when I was in my teens. Started working when I was 16 as well so just didn't have time for it.
I cut out cable a few years ago. Not just to save money but to tune out the crap that people consider entertainment these days. I feel a lot better and I can still watch things on my computer.
Cable costs have come down a bit but not by enough for me to want to pay for it again! It seems like streaming services are getting more and more expensive too. Netflix wanted to charge me $19 a month and Hulu jumped up to $15.