This article was in our paper Monday and is about how cable bills are going up AGAIN. At our house, we don’t have cable and never will. So, maybe I wouldn’t mind cable (and I know my husband would like to have it to watch his beloved Washington Redskins from the comfort of our home) but it costs almost $750/year to have cable when network TV is free.
To me, this seems like a no brainer. $750/year more in your pocket and more free time? How can you argue with that? You and your family will have time to play games together, cook together or read together. Sounds good to me!
Some alternatives to cable/paid TV? Get your TV shows from your local library. Our library system has plenty to choose from. Yes, you’ll be a little out of it at your next dinner party when everyone is discussing “Mad Men” or some other current show. With TV shows from the library, you’ll be able to watch an entire season and have zero commercials. My husband and I just finished watching “Six Feet Under” so we’re only a few years behind.
What about the big game you ask? Do yourself (and your pocketbook) a favor and send your hubby to the local sports bar for the night and claim the remote control for the evening.
To me, paying for television falls under the category of “wants” rather than “needs” in life. Could I be wrong here? Share your thoughts…