Save Money, Get More Control
One day, about four months ago, I decided to take fifteen minutes of my time and make one small change that would save me over $1000 a year: I got rid of cable. Now this wasn’t some spur-of-the moment decision, but one that took a few weeks time and discussion between my husband and I. Would we miss it? What would we replace it with, if anything? How much television did we actually watch? As it turned out the answer to that last question was quite a bit, but most of it was freely and readily available in other (legal) ways.
The idea of cutting the cable cord isn’t a new one. Apple released the first Apple TV in March of 2007, which was limited to allowing users to stream content from the Apple Store. Roku was the next on the market in 2008, and the final of the Big Three, Google Chromecast was released less than a year ago. Users have access to channels, apps, and programs for far less than the cost of a cable subscription, paying only for the content you use.