Six Months With No Cable!

It’s been almost 6 months since we cut cable and I thought now might be a good time to revisit this topic and see how we’re faring.

Especially since it’s winter and gross and dreary and no one wants to do anything at all except lay in bed and binge watch episodes of the Goldbergs. (Just me? Fuck.)

Anyway, we’re currently still working with this set up:

Hulu: $35/month
Netflix: $10/month
Internet: $40/month
Total: $85/month

If you’ll recall, our bill was DOUBLE that when we had cable. DOUBLE.

So how are we dealing? Pretty well, actually. There are only a few times I miss having cable. I slightly miss it right now because the Olympics are on, but there are so many ways to watch the Olympics that it’s barely an issue.

And we still technically have TV. The Hulu package we have allows for live TV and my favorite channels (Food Network and HGTV), plus I can watch the Olympics through there, so it’s not a big deal.

I’d say the only thing I really miss is the act of channel surfing. But at Christmas we picked up a Fire Stick on super sale from Amazon and that little thing came with a remote. Which means I can “flip” through my Hulu channels much more easily than I could with the app on my phone.

All in all, it’s been a really great thing for us. Both of us watch less TV now than we did when we had cable. I’ve been reading a lot more (and I was already a pretty avid reader). We play video games more. But most of all, we’re not sitting mindlessly on the couch watching prime-time sitcoms just to watch them.

And with Hulu, I can still watch the Good Place and the Goldbergs without too much fuss.

If you’ve been on the fence about cutting cable, I’m finally ready to tell you do it. It’s totally worth savings in my book.

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