In a couple of days I will be making this blog private. Eventually, I will let go of it completely. There is no specific reason except for the fact that I really don’t have much to write about any more on the topic of money. We save. We spend. Repeat.
Seriously though, I’ve been more and more discouraged by social media in general, and feel it’s time to do other things.. in real life.
I’ve finally cut the cable and couldn’t be happier.
For years I’ve been considering cutting our cable. Our provider made it nearly impossible, though, as contracts or bundled services made our internet the same price. So why cancel? Over the weekend, our provider started a new program where you did not need to sign a contract. I had already released my home phone, and really wanted to ‘release’ the cable as well but had signed a contract in August. It just so happened that I had to call our provider to challenge our bill (they overcharged for equipment we didn’t have). I lucked out and got a manager on the phone. He was more than helpful, so I thought I would check to see if I could get in on the ‘new plan’ without a cancellation fee of my other contract.
To my surprise and delight, I was able to get out of my contract (no fee), get the fastest internet, shed the cable and save $100 a month in the process. Oh my gosh, I am SO happy. We rarely watched television, and mostly used the Roku for Netflix. I did watch Hallmark, but can easily get the Hallmark app. My husband will be getting the Hockey app. as that is his enjoyment. We still will come out WAY ahead.
Saving almost $1,200 a year is exhilarating, to say the least. I’m so glad I made the call. 🙂