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Money Saving Tip of the Week: How to Survive Without Cable
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 05:18
Whenever someone finds out that I don’t have cable, I often hear…”how can you live without cable”? On occasion I get a far more sympathetic response. For example, I may get an “oh, I’m sorry” usually accompanied by slight head tilt to add a sprinkle of pity. The truth is there are times when I really wish that I had it. I know this because when I stay with my brother (who is an avid TV watcher) I consume so much HGTV and DIY network that I see the same shows run for the 2nd time! I can’t get enough! However, the average monthly cable bill is $75 ($900/year) and I have plans for that money. Unfortunately, cable just isn’t part of those plans. So here are some tips for coping with a cable-deprived life.