I’m very proud of myself today because I just made decisions that will save me $100 per month. I called the cable and cell phone company and told them to:
- discontinue my cable TV bill
- reduce our family plan cell phone minutes
Before you leave this page thinking that this doesn’t apply to you because you make enough money to cover those things, let me tell you that my wife and I are not trying to save because we cannot afford these luxuries anymore. In fact, our living expenses are so low that we can live comfortably with just one of our income. We are doing this because we feel that it’s just not necessary to spend $100 on something we can do without.
You Did What?
We both agree that without cable TV, we can spend more time with each other on healthier activities. We can walk together in the park at night, we can play board games together and we can even spend more time cooking together (something I desperately need to learn from my wife.).
The decision to reduce my cell phone minutes is even easier. Between my wife and I, we just don’t talk on the phone all that much. During the last few months, we have saved up so many rollover minutes that we can comfortably go over our monthly limit without paying anything extra. Since we can always increase our minutes and decrease them at any time, we decided to reduce it first and see how our situation will go.
From This Point On
Since I’ve never really lived without TV before, I can guarantee that things will be perfectly normal. What I do know though is that cable TV is not exactly healthy for me. So with time, I will be better off without it. I plan to read more during my spare time, which I’m sure is much more enlightening than watching reruns of “Pretty Woman”.
What do you think of my decision? Have you ever done something out of the ordinary like cutting your cable TV before?
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