What does $60/mo savings buy you?
It has been almost 2 years since I disconnected DirecTV and the sun still rises in the east and sets in the west. Back then, my wife and I only watched about 5 channels of the more than 120 channels the TV package included. It was if we were paying about $15 per channel on TV we actually watched!
But now, the $70/mo something dollar cable bill is now more like $14/mo considering that we subscribe to Internet TV content from Netflix and Hulu. So, I’ve been saving around $60/mo for almost two years now. That is about $1440 so far and I feel like I’ve given up very little for this savings and certainly don’t miss any of the commercials.
If dropping the cable company and saving around $60 per month doesn’t excite you, maybe focusing on what this savings can actually buy you will! For example, let’s say you are starting a family and want to start saving for a college education for your new born baby. Take that $60/mo and invest it into a college fund.