Friday, June 16, 2017

Life After Cutting The Cord

My family has now been cable free for 6 months.  Around the holidays, my husband and I discussed canceling cable.  We spoke to several people who got rid of cable and told us that anything you could really want to watch was on Hulu and Netflix.  We had 3 cable boxes and DVR services on all of our boxes.  We were given the advice that it might feel odd in the beginning without cable but you'll quickly adjust to it.

We were spending over $100 a month on cable and knew that the savings would not only be significant per month, but per year too.  We'd be saving over $1,200 and that's a big deal.  The only two or three network shows that I truly watched weekly were available to watch online.  Due to this, I knew I wouldn't miss cable.  Once we did finally cancel it, it was strange to turn on the TV and just have static.  That took about a week to get used to.

I must say that I truly don't miss cable.  Hulu has everything you could possibly want from movies and documentaries to every TV show under the sun.  There's hundreds of options to choose from and the best part is that Hulu offers the complete season for all major TV shows.  I feel like every time I turn on the TV I find something new and interesting to watch! Scarlett loves all of the kids programming offered especially Sesame Street.  I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything.  Whether you want to watch something from the Food Network or Bravo, it's all there.

I feel like both Netflix and Hulu are very user friendly and I have no problem navigating them.  We pay $10 for Netflix and $8 for Hulu per month.  That's a big savings compared to over $100 for cable too! 

Netflix also has a lot to offer but I do feel like I prefer Hulu more.  My husband and I love to watch Orange is The New Black on Netflix. Right now we're making our way through the new season and enjoying it.  

If you're on the fence about canceling cable, I think it would be a smart choice to do.  You'll enjoy the money saving factor immensely. 

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