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Hidden Benefits of Cutting Cable or Satellite TV

many benefits of cutting cable or satellite TV

It’s been almost a year since we cancelled our satellite TV. The main reason was to save money. It cost about $70 per month,  but were almost never home to watch it. When we did, it still felt like there was nothing on, we ended up renting a movie. We decided to try three months without our satellite TV to see if we missed it. Guess what? We didn’t, and besides saving money, we have found several hidden benefits from cutting out cable or satellite TV. The Sound of Silence Jim and I both grew up in homes where turning the TV on and off were the first and last items of business every day. TV was always on, even if no one was watching. We got used to background noise, and it seemed kind of scary not to have some sort of show going all the time. In all honestly, once you get used to not having Law and Order or Pawn Stars always blaring in the background, it’s much more relaxing.  Improved Conversation We are pretty busy with work and school activities. Many days, the only time all three of us sit down together is for dinner. We ...

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