As a mother of three children and a husband who was just laid off, I find it very important to learn how to cut corners financially. There are so many things that you can do to cut back, while still keeping some of the important comforts in life that we all need. I am no expert, but I have found myself spending a lot of time researching all of the many different ways I can cut back so that we can still live well. Most recently, I began searching for a way to save money on our cable TV costs, and the following info will explain why and how.
I have heard some people say that they simply use an antenna on their TV in order to watch some of their local network channels only. However, we live in a somewhat rural area where there are very few local channels available. In fact, we do not even have a local news channel that offers some national news as part of each show. Making sure that we have cable so that we can watch the national news any time that we want to is very important in our house. Separately, there is quite a bit of quality children’s programming on a variety of cable channels that I allow our kids to watch once they have finished their chores or have been helpful around the house in other ways.
I found an interesting website that allowed me to compare the costs of different providers in our area. I simply plugged in our city and state, and up popped a list of the companies who offer cable. A quick click of another button allowed me to choose which providers to look at carefully, and within seconds I was presented with the prices of each of the packages they offer. This is how I learned that I could save an extra $25 every month by switching to a different company. I did exactly that, and now I have the ability to put that extra $25 saved toward paying off our credit card bill very easily.