My wife and I went through the fun exercise of evaluating our household budget this week. Quicken is a harsh mistress, and made no bones about the fact that one of our bigger ongoing expenses is the cable bill. Given the belt-tightening at casa Albrecht, is it time to cut that pricey cord?
REASONS TO CUT CABLE:
- It’s expensive. That’s $80 a month that could be spent on something else (or saved).
- Most of what’s worth watching on TV is online for free, and my Netflix (s NFLX) Watch Instantly queue works like a charm.
- Who doesn’t want to stick it to the cable company and their bandwidth-capping, access-metering ways?
REASONS TO KEEP CABLE:
- What’s online is on my computer and not on the TV screen.
- Even if it was hooked up, the free TV programming would not be in HD.
- Cable is already hooked up and it always works; there no such thing as buffering issues.
- I watch a lot of TV.
I’m sure there are other reasons, which is where you come in. What’s your advice; is it time to break out the scissors? Have you cut out cable, and if so, do you miss it?