Cut the Cable Cord

Try these sources of free or super-cheap programming and movies, and pocket the savings.

I canceled my cable subscription a year and a half ago, and I honestly haven't missed it that much -- especially considering that by cutting the cord I've slashed the $60-a-month bill and saved more than $1,000 so far.

Don't get me wrong. I enjoy vegging in front of the TV as much as the next person, and I have favorite shows I regularly watch. But as I weighed the cost against what I was getting out of a cable subscription, I started to see it as a luxury instead of a necessity.

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Erin Burt
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