Cutting the Cord: Benefits of Ditching Cable
Once the cable company adds all those hidden fees and add-ons, you could end up paying more to watch TV than you do for the power to run that TV.
Here are some reasons why cutting the cord might be a cost-cutting, efficient alternative for your lifestyle.
Like we mentioned earlier, the ever-increasing monthly price of cable be upwards of $200 when all is said and done. Cable contracts can be tricky to get out of too — and expensive. If you don’t watch TV all that much, there are HD antennas on the market that will give you local channels for free.
YOU CAN WATCH WHAT YOU WANT, WHEN YOU WANT
Streaming services are a fraction of price of cable. Granted, you have to internet to access them. But, you’re not tied down by scheduled programming or commercials. Netflix, Hulu, and CBS All Access each allow you to instantly watch whatever you want on several devices.
DO YOU REALLY NEED ALL OF THOSE CHANNELS?
Cable packages often include hundreds of fringe channels that hardly anyone watches. You’re basically paying for something you’ll never watch. Again, streaming services and/or antennas cut back on all of that.
You don’t have to replace cable with another platform. Why not spend some time outside or get a new, healthy hobby? Studies show that productivity goes up significantly when people cut cable out of their lives.
YOU DON’T NEED IT
That’s right. You don’t need to watch those re-runs of Real Houswives. More people don’t watch TV at all. Because, when it comes down to it, our smartphones have more capabilities than any TV.