Cutting the Cord on Cable
In preparation for possibly cutting the cord, I subscribed to Hulu back in December when they were running a $12 for one year promotion. That's $1 a month for 12 months. This plan does entail watching some commercials, but I don’t mind at all because it gives me time to grab a drink or read a short article on my phone.
Our library also gives us access to Hoopla, which has lots of kids shows you can borrow. You’re limited to 5 loans a month, but if your spouse and two kids have library cards, that increases it to 20. Between buying shows ourselves, borrowing DVDs from the library, Amazon Prime (which we already had), and Hoopla, our kids’ viewing needs are covered and we've only spent $10 on media purchases so far this month.
... For Me
... For My Husband
It all worked out and I feel lighter, freed from unnecessary baggage. The cost savings were even greater than I expected because the extra surcharges and fees on our internet only plan is minimal compared to our previous triple play package of cable, phone, and internet. We didn’t really think too hard about the decision before we cut the cord, but it was a solid move and we’re all happy with how it turned out.