We Cancelled Satellite

Posted 08-20-2012 at 09:41 AM by whitneywalters

After months and months of trying my husband finally convinced me to pull the plug on our satellite. He had been making hints about getting rid of it for sometime now but our contract was not up until the beginning of July. My husband never has been much of a television watcher and when he did watch something it was usually on Netflix. The kids and I were watching it pretty often. I would turn Nick Jr on for the kids in the morning and they would watch it off and on until I turned it off for lunch. I filled the DVR with crime dramas that I would watch when the kids were sleeping.

My husband was trying to get me to see it was not worth the price we were paying when we could spend fifty dollars less each month and get netflix and hulu. Between those two he told me I should be able to watch pretty much everything I was already watching and we would be able to save a lot of money in the process. I knew we needed to find ways to cut back so I finally gave in but I was not happy about it.

Now that it is shut off I can not say I miss it like I thought I would. The kids have plenty to watch still, I have been able to watch all but two of the shows I was watching before and I am okay not watching those two. Plus I am finding all kinds of older shows that I enjoy. I do admit that we were watching a bit to much television before and it seems like we have cut back a lot.

As much as I liked having my DVR and satellite, I like having extra money to use on our debt reduction goals a lot more.

Filed Under: Savings Talk


2 Responses to “We Cancelled Satellite”

  1. LadyLaurelin on August 20th, 2012 10:29 am

    When I was trying to talk my husband into letting me stay home with our DD, this was one of the things we did to reduce our monthly expenses… it worked, and we too use Netflix and Hulu and are perfectly fine with it. Another thing we did to reduce expenses was switch from Verizon contract cell phones to StraightTalk/Tracfone… we went from $180 a month on cells to $80 a month. :)

  2. Elle328 on August 20th, 2012 10:19 pm

    We also got rid of satellite. I’m very happy it’s gone! :) We also use Netflix.

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