Episode-122- Save Money Without Cable

Tony Teolis/ August 25, 2012/ Preparedness/ 2 comments

Is your cable bill worth it? Ours was not and it was easy to find out why. The less I save and the more I spend on fleeting sources of shitty entertainment the longer I must wait until I can retire. When we moved to our home 3 ½ years we cut the cable service and have not regretted trading in 130 channels of shit on the TV for $4,000 in savings…

Cutting the cable service alone is going to allow me to years earlier than expected. For every $100 per month that I can save from current living expenses or bring in from other income sources I can decrease my retirement age by 5 years.

If your true goal is to save money and actually cancel cable or satellite service then write that down before you call the company and stick to it when communicating with the retentions specialists. They will pretend to understand and offer empathy only to lure your into a temporary reprieve with 3 months of a special service or they’ll try to bundle together some life draining package for you. Stay strong and don’t give up. Keep your sentences short and polite and say Thank you but I am only interested in cancelling the service.

Canceling your cable television may seem scary but that’s what they want you to think. How else are you possibly going to get bombarded with useless advertisements. It’s not normal to cancel cable service and that’s okay. Be tough and think about the $1,200 per year you will be saving.

How to cancel your cable/satellite TV service

  1. Practice not turning on the TV
  2. Keep a TV journal for a month. See if the same shows or good substitutes can be found on the web.
  3. Learn about aerial antennas
  4. Call your cable or satellite provider and tell them you want to cancel the service.
  5. Be tough

6 Question Pre Purchase program

  1. Do I need it?
  2. Does anything I have fill the role now?
  3. How long will it last?
  4. What will it do for me and my family?
  5. How long must I work to pay for it?
  6. If I don’t buy it what difference will it really make?

Resources

Song of the Day – Demi Lovato – Skyscraper – VIDEO

2 Comments

  1. Very interesting video. Am motivated to cancell my cable but how would I get broadband service if it’s provided by my present cable company?

    Thank-you

    1. Sorry for the delay. you see I was on this mopuntain in Pennsylvania and …
      Seriously though see what your provider says about cutting out that service only. Now mind you live sprots is challenged without cable. I have an antenna and run a digital tv box to an old tv for Sautrday Night Live and emergencies. If you need some pointers with the provider give a holler. they employ specialized relationship managers to keep you from gaining your freedom. Thining of checking out Razor’s Edge tonight. Didnt know Gene Tierney was in it.

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