We currently don’t have cable or satellite TV in our home. That’s because we found we just didn’t watch it enough to justify the cost, though we do miss watching the Buffalo Sabres play. So we grab free TV using antennas and supplement by subscribing to Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime on and off. People looking to really cut their expenses should try to avoid signing up for cable or satellite, but this is one area most people don’t want to give up. So, if you just can’t give it up, at least try and reduce your bill as much as you can1
Surprisingly, a number of people just keep paying cable and satellite companies giants wads of cash indiscriminately for their entire lives. I’ll admit it, I had DirecTV for two years with my wife. We love the Buffalo Sabres and wanted to watch the games. Unfortunately for us there aren’t very many options when it comes to watching an NHL in-market team, so if we wanted to see them it was cable or satellite. While we still would love to see the Sabres, we found the bill in our second year to be a giant sucking hole in our wallet.