Posted: 5:19 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014
I took a poll on my Facebook page a few weeks ago and asked people what they spend monthly on cable. The average seemed to be about $70 a month, with some people spending as much as $200!
I was floored. As someone who hasn't paid for cable in years, I coudn't understand why people paid so much to watch the same stuff that is available online or for free over the air.
If you're spending $70 a month on cable, that comes to $840 a year. If you cancel it and pay for a streaming service like Netflix that costs $7.99 a month, you end up only spending $95.88 a year.
Here's why it's time to ditch cable: you're spending too much money!
Let's lay out the alternatives for you:
Free Over the Air TV
You can get local channels over the air for free. All you need is a good Antenna. You can find the list of stations that broadcast for free in your area here.
Cheap Streaming Over the Internet
Extra shows that you want to watch are much cheaper to stream over the internet. Here are the top four competitors right now: