Can you remember the last time you watched cable TV? For decades, cable was the best way to watch specialized movies and shows, but is it still worth paying for? According to nbcnews.com, the average cable bill every month is $99. Prices are constantly rising, with the average cost up about 40% since 2010.
Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime are just three of the many streaming services that can save you money. And on top of that, you can watch what you want, when you want. Who doesn't want to binge-watch entire seasons of their favorite show in a single day? I know I've been guilty of doing it a few times.
For all three of these streaming services, you can get subscriptions for only $26.23 a month. To further save, I split the costs of all other subscriptions with a group of friends and we all share the same account, and save a ton of money. Consider splitting the cost with your friends or family, and put all that money you save into a savings account at your local credit union.
Cutting your cable does not mean having to give up your local television stations. Consider buying an HD antenna for a low one-time payment to hook up to you TV. I have and HD antenna for when I do want to watch local TV.
I've had my Roku TV for about a year now, and it's so convenient. I've got apps for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Starz, Showtime, HBO...the list goes on. It's more TV than I could ever possibly watch.
Personally, I think it's time to cut the cord with cable. What is your favorite streaming service, or TV show to binge-watch? I'm looking for something new to watch!